"After many years of painting and drawing portraits I have heard most every possible accolade artists use to describe themselves in order to be commissioned. I have watched folks choose their artist for many different reasons.
Some artists seek fame, fortune, or both. I have listened to agents, managers, and gallery spokespersons tell their unique stories about why some artist is the next star. Frankly, the race is often superficial...with no one to blame though...sometimes we just try to give the public what we think they want and in doing so forget who we are and why we held our crayons a little bit better and a little bit tighter than others.
I too have dropped names, disclosed very pricey commissions, and tried to be the star. But that mostly feels like a hollow performance.
What I discovered is this, I have a real passion to know something special about those for whom I create a likeness. Looking back over the years
it has become clear that, in the big picture, art has given me an excellent opportunity to love and serve others with the talent I was freely given and have diligently developed.
This is what I do and this is who I am."
All oil portraits are painted on linen or cotton canvas.
The portrait fee includes a simple background.
Complex backgrounds are an additional 25 to 50% depending on subject matter.
Additional persons or animals are extra.
Travel expenses to your location are not included in the portrait commission fee.
The fees vary based on distance. Procedures are simple.
Portraits are prices in 4 major strata
A bust is a portrait of the upper part of the human figure, depicting a person's head and neck, as well as a variable portion of the chest and shoulders.
A Three Quarter portrait is one that portrays the persons full head and torso, as well as portions of the legs, these stylr portraits allow the background to become a subject itself, and the subject to interact with it.
Full Length or Large Three Quarter
A Full length Portrait is one that captures the entire person, as well as allows the scenery and outside objects have depth and importance with in the portrait.
Family Portraits instant family classics, and perserve the famlt as they are for the life of the painting, Family potriats are - Allie fill in more here ..