Corporate, family and private oil portraits, murals and paintings
Please contact us to order, purchase and commission artwork. Write us how and when we can reach you so as to schedule a private consultation and request prices.
Art Critic Mr. Hilton Kramer
We only charge what it takes for us to do our best to make you look your best. We must talk about what you desire before we can quote a fair price. Fees vary depending on the amount of time it will take to produce the painting. Factors that affect that time are size, attention to detail, the amount of preliminary drawings, the number of photo sessions, the travel expenses, and your resources. Having painted well over 220 portraits, the artist has the experience to paint portraits to match a wide range of budgets.No matter what the portrait costs its value far exceeds amount it took to produce it. After all, portraits are a priceless part of history, and are around for many generations. In four generations, if there isn't a portrait of you somewhere, nobody will remember you. Your portrait is your stamp in history
How do I commission a portrait? A portrait begins with a conversation between us about your wishes and the resources available to produce the artwork. Though the artist is comfortable painting from life most portraits are done from photographs for many reasons. The sittings generally take from one to three hours. We prefer to take our photographs indoors so as to model the shadows on the face and minimize the squinting. The color scheme is based on colorswatches of your skin tones and general sorroundings that we paint during our initial sitting.
Edith and Family
How long does it take?
The time it takes to paint the portrait depends on the scope of the project. We are committed to complete the work in a timely fashion. Rush jobs are accepted, but may require some additional fees. The job is not complete until both parties are well satisfied with the results.
May I provide my own photographs? You may provide your own photographs if need be. I prefer to take my own photographs, because it gives me a chance to get to know my subject, compose the painting, and the opportunity of painting color samples from life.
Mother and Child
We make a charcoal drawing based on our photographs to give us a good idea of what the portrait will look like. Additional drawings and photography sessions are possible for a reasonable price.
May I commission drawings? Yes, you may commission drawings. They are a very affordable way to commission a portrait. Prices vary.