If you are interested in commissioning a unique piece, here are a few things to think about...
Choosing an image
When choosing an image, you should consider lighting, focus, and expression. To create the very best portrait, the source image needs to have sharp focus and good lighting. The most successful portraits convey something about the personality of the subject. Serious or smiling, goofy or gorgeous, a good source picture can mean the difference between a good portrait and an exceptional one.
The cost of a commission is dependent on the complexity of the image and the chosen medium. The pricing starts at $200. The larger the image and the more complex, the higher the price.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss the possibilities. You can download a contract template here to get an idea of how the process works.
Small Black and White Portrait with back ground (single figure)
11" x 11"-$250
Small pet portrait
9.5" x 9.5"-$200
Medium, Full Color Portrait on solid background
Head only (single figure)
18" x 18"-$800
Large, Full Color, Full Body on solid background (single figure)
33" x 24"-$1500
Medium/Large, Full Color Portrait on solid background
Torsos (two figures) w/ embellishments
20" x 27"-$2500
This piece was commissioned by an avid Walt Whitman Collector who focuses on the commercialization of Walt's image. I choose this image which is based on an image taken of Walt circa 1877. I love that in the picture Walt is selling himself. He even claimed the butterfly or moth was real. Wet felted background, needle felted image with screen printed text 1/2018
This portrait was commissioned by a proud Grandmother for her granddaughter's birthday. Wet felted back ground, needle felted image / 7/2018
This was the second portrait commissioned by a proud Grandmother for her other granddaughter's birthday. Wet felted back ground, needle felted image / 7/2019
The home owner asked for a piece that gave the illusion of more space and pulled from the style of renaissance murals. Acrylic on wood panel 11/2014
The two higher figures are borrowed from an 18th century Italian painter Giovanni Tiepolo Battista. The lowest figure is modeled after the patron's granddaughter.
The mural in it's environment. The frame for the mural as well as much of the wood work in the room was made by the homeowner.
Commissioned portraits of grandchildren Acrylic on paper / 2/2015