Commissioning A Portrait

 

I look forward to working with you to create a piece of art that you will enjoy for years to come. Please contact me via email on pencils@use.startmail.com with your requirements. 

 

I create portraits in a variety of mediums such as coloured pencil, pastels, and graphite.  I use only high quality art supplies with the best lightfastness ratings and only heavy weight acid-free papers with excellent archival qualities.

 

 

Prices:

Upon my acceptance of your commission I will require payment of a 25% deposit with the balance due on completion, before shipping. Deposits are non refundable except in the unfortunate case where I have to cancel your portrait, whereby I will refund your deposit in full.

 

The base prices for my portraits are listed below. These prices are the same regardless of the medium that we agree upon.  I would be happy to quote on other sizes and shapes, however I will not accept a commission for pieces smaller than 8"x10" due to the amount of detail in my portraits.    

 

The sizes are based on drawing size, not paper size. Your portrait will be within the paper area to allow a margin of paper around the edge for framing.     


These prices are based on portraits with one head and shoulders in the portrait. 

I charge 25%  for each additional person or animal to be included in the portrait.  

Standard packaging and postage is included for the USA. Framing and a 6% sales tax are not included. 

 

8” x 10”     $360

10" x 10"   $400             

12" x 12"   $550  

11" x 14"   $550

16" x 20"     $850

18" x 24"    $1200

24" x 30"    $1600

24" x 36"    $1800

 

Source Photos:

I ask for good quality, clear photographs with high resolution. Digital is preferred but I will be happy to work with hard copies.

My style is very detailed and based on realism, It is possible for me to work with poorer quality images if absolutely necessary, but please be aware that I won't be able to create highly detailed portraits from unclear photos. I will be very honest with you if I do not believe it will be possible for me to work with a photo you provide. 

Whenever  possible I prefer to take my own photographs, photo shoots are included if you are within a 20 mile radius of Munfordville, KY.  Outside of this area I'm very happy to come and take photos and charge travel expenses plus a day rate of $100 if travel time is 4 hours or more.

I will take many, many photos, and then we will work together to pick the best photo for your portrait. You are welcome to a copy of the digital files if you provide me with a thumb drive.

 

Postage:

All the prices above include packaging & standard shipping within the USA. 

All portraits are carefully packaged to insure your portrait will reach you in perfect condition.

 

 

Contact me:

Email me on pencils@use.startmail.com if you'd like to discuss having a portrait of any of your favourite people or pets.