Procedure to commission a portrait
A brief photo session is scheduled to meet the subject(s), take reference pictures, and discuss your expectations for the project (i.e. pose, size, time frame). While it is preferable to work exclusively from photographs taken at this session, in certain circumstances portraits may be done using pre-existing photos as reference.
A non-refundable deposit of approx. 1/2 the estimated total is paid at this time.
Portraits are completed based on the client's deadline (typically 1-3 weeks for charcoal, 3-4 weeks for pastel). Every effort will be made to accommodate faster turnaround times if requested.
Upon completion, arrangements are made for pick-up or shipment of the artwork from the studio, which is located at the 'Axe Factory' in Collinsville (Canton), CT.
Balance is paid upon client's receipt of the finished artwork, or approval of a photograph of the work if it is being shipped.
Listed below are starting prices for a single subject (person or pet). The total cost depends on the number of subjects depicted in the artwork. Prices include consultation, photo session/selection, artwork, and CT State Sales Tax.
Regardless of the number of subjects, please add a $50 Setup Fee per project (or "order").
Framing, travel, and/or shipping costs are additional and may be quoted upon request.
charcoal (black & white) / pastel (color)
Charcoal / Pastel
$275 / $450
$425 / $600
Full Length Figure
$600 / $800
Pet - Classic
$275 / $450
Pet - Full Body Pose
Seated or Standing
$375 / $550
i.e. if the subject is to be depicted in a landscape setting
Landscapes - small
approx. 11 x 14 inches
$225 / $325
Landscapes - medium
approx. 16 x 20 inches
$350 / $550