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

Commissioning a Portrait

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.


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.