Truly special paintings of the ones you love.

I take my time with these portraits to make sure I capture every detail that makes the one you love so beautifully unique. Each portrait is lovingly hand-painted with Geneva oil paint on velvety, archival Arches oil paper. Commissions are available in three sizes that fit most standard frames- plus there are professional framing options available- to make it a snap to order a finished piece that you can treasure for a lifetime.


HOW IT WORKS

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Reserve your spot on the commission list by paying the 50% deposit of the size of your choice.

I’ll reach out to send you tips for selecting photos to use for the portrait, as well as an estimate of when your portrait will be ready to ship. You email me your photos of the subject.

We decide which photo to use for the reference, and I get to painting! When the portrait is ready, I’ll send you a snapshot of it along with an invoice for the remaining 50% of the price.

Once the invoice is paid and the painting is dry, I will carefully pack & ship it out to you (or to the framer, if you’ve chosen framing).


INVESTMENT

All portraits are painted with oils on archival Arches oil paper.

  • 8x10":  unframed $320 | with frame $410
  • 11x14": unframed $430 | with frame $520
  • 16x20": unframed $550 | with frame $670

*Full price includes shipping within US. Does not include sales tax (if applicable).

Ready to get started with a portrait of your loved one?


FAQ

Do you offer framing?

I do! I used Simply Framed to professionally frame my paintings. On the deposit purchase page, you’ll see an example of each of the 5 frame styles I offer, and you can always look at Simply Framed’s site for more details about each style. If you choose framing, please be aware that it will take your portrait some extra time (about 2 weeks longer) to get to you, as I will ship it directly to Simply Framed, where they will custom frame your piece, then ship it to you!

When can I expect my portrait?

*If you need your portrait by a certain date, please reach out ahead of purchase so that I can see if it’s possible to accommodate the date you need*

I am only taking on one portrait per week this year, so it may be several weeks or months before I can ship out your portrait. But in general, after you reserve your commission, I will reach out to you to give you an estimate of the timeline for your commission. The estimate is a combination of the number of orders ahead of you on my commission list, and just the natural time it takes to do a portrait and let the oil paint fully dry (about 2 weeks).

Do you work off of photos? What kinds of photos should I send to you for the portrait?

Yes, I work off of photos to make the commission process easy & affordable. After you reserve your commission, I will send you my guidelines for great reference photos and we can go over any shots you’re thinking of using!

Will you paint the full figure, or the background around the subject?

These portraits are head & bust only, with just a nod to clothing or accessories, on a clean white background, as the focus is the subject’s face. Full bodies, multiple subjects, detailed backgrounds or articles of clothing are not included. If you have a specific vision for a more detailed portrait, please reach out and I can give you a custom estimate.

Can I do a portrait of my pet?

Sorry, much as I love them, animals are truly not my specialty- but human subjects of all shapes, sizes, and colors are welcome!


Have more questions? Feel free to schedule time to talk with me: