Portraiture Fees and Info

Individual Portraiture Prices

Prices are approximate.

Head and Shoulders

approx. size 16” x 20”

$ 2,500

Three-Quarter Figure or Full-Figure

approx. size 24″ x 30″

$ 5,500

Three-Quarter Figure or Full-Figure

approx. size 30″ x 40″

$ 7,500

Portrait prices allow for the figure to be approximately life size and include one photo shoot. Travel expenses, frames, and any applicable sales tax are not included. For group portraits, the first additional person will be approximately 70% more. The second extra person will be approximately 50% more. Add 15-20% for a complex background, or as discussed and decided upon (between artists and client) before beginning. Examples include, but are not limited to, intricate rugs, significant architecture, paintings, boats, intricate and specific clothing.

A 30% non-refundable deposit is required, and 20% is required when composition is decided upon. The remaining 50% is due upon portrait completion.

Portrait Painting Procedure

The portrait procedure begins with a meeting to discuss and agree upon the mood, the size, and background of the portrait. The clothing, setting, and where the painting will hang are also discussed. Each painting is carefully thought out with insight about the personality of the subject. At this time, or at another meeting, the artist will take numerous photographs, notes and sketches. Then she will return to her studio to work on a digital composite photo, or a small preliminary oil sketch or drawing of the portrait. These are presented in person when possible, or digitally if necessary, to the client for approval and/or adjustments. Some additional photo shoots or live sittings may be requested for minor adjustments. These additional sittings requested by the artist are included. Major adjustments requested by the client that require additional sittings and photography will be billed as discussed. Once the reference photo has been decided, and any initial sketches have been approved by the client, depending on size and complexity, portraits may take 6 months to a year to complete. Upon completion, the portrait will be delivered with ensured satisfaction.

Pet Portraiture Prices

Pet portraiture begins at $400 for a 9x12.