To commission a portrait, painting, or drawing, please submit the form on the contact page. Be sure to include your contact information and details about the artwork you envision. Please consider size, medium, and content (number of subject(s) and head vs. full body.) Please keep in mind, I am creating a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork by hand. I do not manipulate photographs, I spend many hours drawing or painting each piece. Some are straight forward, and can be completed in a week or so, while others are much more complex and will require months. However, each one is uniquely created just for you. When you inquire, I can give you an expected completion date. If you are in a hurry, reach out, I may be able to squeeze you in!
Pricing is based on one subject and pictures emailed from the client. Please choose digital images with good detail. When choosing, try to enlarge the picture- is it clear or pixilated? Clear pictures allow me to capture as much detail as possible, allowing me to make a better piece. Make sure the position of the subject is the one that you would like created. I prefer you send mutliple images, so I can choose the highest quality one and so I can get an idea of the personality of the subject. For a fee, I can meet with you and the subject and take reference photos. This fee would be in addition to the prices below.
Prices below are for standard sizes and one subject only. Different sizes can be accommodated. Each additional subject is an extra $50. If you have any questions or different ideas, please let me know.
Oil: Pencil & Charcoal:
9"x12": $300 8"x10": $225
11"x14": $325 9"x12": $275
12"x16": $425 11"x14": $325
18"x24": $525 12"x16": $350
To purchase an orginal directly from my website, please add the image to your shopping cart. The price includes free shipping in the lower 48 states, on items 18"x24" and smaller. Artworks will be shipped unframed, via USPS standard shipping, complete with a tracking number. Artwork will be securely packaged to prevent damage during shipping. Artwork will also be insured for the full value. I can ship internationally and to Alaska or Hawaii, however purchaser will pay for the cost of shipping.
If you are not having your drawing professionally framed, I can mat it for you. This will be in addition to the purchase price. Consider how you will frame the piece, and let me know if you would like me to mat the piece as well. A mat is the border around the drawing that gives it space from the edges of the frame. The mat also allows the drawing to be pulled tight, so there is no chance of slipping while in the frame and keeps the drawing from touching the glass.
Care for your pencil drawing:
- Your drawing has been sprayed with fixative. Fixative helps the drawing stay in place. Do not touch or rub the drawing, this may cause it to smudge.
- If not having the drawing professionally framed, choose a frame with a mat. This will prevent the drawing from touching the glass and result in a much nicer outcome.
- If you are framing yourself, turn over the mat, line up the drawing with the mat (the opening should be a smidge smaller than the drawing), and using artist’s tape or masking tape, tape the drawing to the mat all the way around. This will prevent wrinkling or slipping of the drawing. Try to put half or less of the tape on the drawing as opposed to the mat.
- Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you have!