Commissioning a Portrait

'Lady in Purple & Gold' A Portrait of Mrs Mavis Brooks-Salmon 2017 20"x28"Oil/Egg Tempera grassa on canvas

Commissioning a portrait painting is a significant undertaking. A portrait will last for generations, years after the family photos have long since faded.

Since a portrait painting is a collaboration between patron and artist, the first step is to establish a dialogue and determine the scope of the painting you desire. I can do my very best to accommodate both your vision and your budget.

Portrait fees start at $500. The price is based on the following criteria: the number of people or pets in the painting; how much of each subject is to be depicted; the size of the actual painting itself; the intricacy of clothing, jewelry and props; and the complexity of the background

framing costs, shipping fees and any state or city sales tax, where applicable, are additional. A one half non-refundable deposit is required. A second payment is due when the completed portrait is delivered and it meets with your approval.


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Some of my fine art portraits using the revived classical Renaissance painting methods of Flemish MISCHTECHNIK on gesso wood panel and Italian TEMPERA GRASSA GRISALLE technique on canvas.