Selected Portraits



Working Methods

Every commission starts with a conversation and a meeting where we get to know each other and discuss the objectives of the work. We will discuss what you envision, including mood, style, clothing, background, color scheme and size. The next step is a professional photo session, which I conduct. An assistant is hired if needed. I use high quality camera equipment and lighting to ensure the best images from which to work. I then narrow the photographs down to the best of the best, at which point the client and I decide and agree upon the final pose and expression. I will also make color studies and sketches from life if time allows. Next, I begin the work and send the client updates on my progress. As the piece nears completion I reveal the painting to the client and offer to make minor changes, although this is rarely requested. The painting is then delivered. I am also happy to (and often do) offer advice and direction with the framing of the piece. 

For prices and more details on my method  send me an email at I will be glad to chat with you about what you are looking for and how, together, we can make a meaningful work of art that will last many lifetimes.


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