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Portrait Commissions

Step 1

​Appointment to have the subject photographed. I use a professional digital camera for the photography session. We will discuss clothing, hair style, background, etc. This should take perhaps a half hour. At this time, a deposit of 50% is requested. I accept cash, checks, most major credit cards. In the case of a loved one who has passed away, we will go through the photographs you have in order to decide on one.


I will email a gallery of your photographs for your input. The photographs will be numbered for easy reference. You will choose a pose and expression you feel best represents the personality of the loved one.


The portrait is based primarily on the photograph we have chosen. A portrait is not an exact duplication of the reference photo, it helps to understand the essence / personality you would like to see 


Completion time varies depending on the type and complexity or the portrait. Most head and shoulders oil paintings take approximately 6 – 8 weeks to complete. Oil paintings require more time to create and more drying time between layers of paint.


Contact you when the portrait is complete to make delivery arrangements.​ At the time of delivery, I am available to make minor changes to the portrait to make sure you are completely happy with the results. I am also available to help you select appropriate framing.

Final payment for your portrait is expected at the time of delivery and upon acceptance of the artwork

Below: Examples of my original oil paintings


Beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw. Her colours are magnificent


This sweet boy passed away. The family was overwhelmed. Creating a memorial helps with the grief.       We picked out this fabulous pose for a huge wall portrait.


This unusual parrot, Indian Ringneck was delightful. This is how I paint - using great photo references. 


Surprise portrait commission.

Many photos were provided.  I prefer to work from one photo, but that is not always possible.


Precious portrait of a grandma who always has your back. This child was ever so curious.


This beautiful woman adores fashion. She deserved a stylish background to match her personality.

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