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 at least 1/3 the estimated total is paid at this time.​


  • Portraits are completed based on the client's deadline (usually about 2-3 weeks for charcoal, 3-4 weeks for pastel, several months for oil). Every effort will be made to accommodate faster turnaround times if requested.


  • Balance is paid upon client's receipt of the finished artwork, or approval of a photograph of the work if it is being shipped.

Portrait Pricing
  • 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(s). Prices include 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.

Media include:
charcoal / pastel / oil

Classic Portrait

Including head/collar

$250 / $425 / $900

Half Figure

Including arms/hands

$425 / $575 / $1300

Full Length Figure

Including legs/feet

$600 / $750 / $1700

Pet - Classic

Including head/collar

$250 / $425 / $750

Pet - Full Body Pose

Seated or Standing

$350 / $475 / $950

*with background

i.e. if the subject is to be depicted in a landscape setting

add 50%

Landscapes - small

approx. 11 x 14 inches

$225 / $325 / $450

Landscapes - medium

approx. 16 x 20 inches

$350 / $500 / $700

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