Your portrait will be completed 2-4 weeks from my receiving suitable photo reference. See my Photo Tips for advice on getting shots that will translate to great artwork. If you are in the Cleveland area, I am available to take the perfect reference photographs of your pet for an additional fee of $75.
Prices are for a single subject and a simple background unframed. The list below reflects the cost of the most popular standard sizes. Custom sizes and square formats are also available.
Small 16" X 20" = $500 Medium 18" X 24" = $600 Large 24 X 36 = $700 X Large 33" X 46" = starting at $850
Multiples of your commissioned print are available for 40% of the comission price.
I require a 50% deposit upon undertaking the commission and the remaining balance plus any shipping costs are due once the artwork is completed. Pickup is available in Cleveland, Ohio.
I devote many hours to creating each portrait and capturing the individual qualities of your animal in my unique contemporary mixed media style. I use a combination of mediums including oils, acrylic, pastels, and collage in order to achieve various textures and lively expressive forms of mark-making. I consider my process to be a modern form of printmaking that incorporates traditional painting and drawing techniques. Although I use a computer to prepare my artwork for print, everything is carefully hand painted and does not involve digital painting.
Your final artwork will be a Giclee print on Hahnemeule Fine Art Paper in the size of your preference as specified at the time of the commission. Portraits are priced unframed because I like to give clients the freedom to choose the color and style of frame that they prefer. Giclee prints should be framed behind glass soon after purchase to ensure that the art is protected. Try not to hang your print in direct sunlight.