Commissions

I craft commissioned paintings and murals. I even created a small film set once. I have done many commissions independently and also spent several years working with various companies creating artwork in a variety of styles, so I am adept and comfortable with just about anything. Take a look around the website to see more samples.

To start the process I confer with you as to the spirit, feel and physical requirements of the projected artwork. A commission contract is drawn up outlining the details of the commission, and a 1/3 – 1/2 deposit is requested with scheduled or final payment(s) at completion.

Though the procedure for each commission varies, for a portrait I generally begin with a photography session and sketches from life.  It is also possible to work from existing photography. For a mural or other decorative art I make a design and samples. These are for client review and offer the opportunity to reaffirm consensus and direction. I then create the work. Of course I am willing to travel nationally (or internationally) to complete a commission.

Pricing and Satisfaction

I guarantee my work and never have had an unhappy client. For each commission prices vary according to size and content.  Paintings start at $400 for a 8 x 10 portrait and an indoor wall size mural typically runs about $3000 – $5000 depending on complexity. Please contact me for a specific quote.

Postcard Painting Commissions

I  offer small commissions either 5 x 7 in. size or 6 x 6 in. size at $200 plus shipping. This can be almost any subject from a photo or object you send me. However, I can’t do human portraiture at that price or size.

Commissioned Painting Pricing 

(These prices are for portraits, landscapes or still lives. Multiple figure compositions or highly complex subjects  may require more time and a higher price. The price does not include a frame or shipping, although I can arrange one or make one for between $50 and $200 )

  • 5 x 7 or 6 x 6 in. – $200 (no portraits of people)
  • 8 x 10 in. – $400
  •  9 x 12 in. – $500
  • 11 x 14 in. $600
  • 12 x 16 in. – $800
  • 16 x 20 in. – $1000
  • 18 x 24 in. -$1250
  • 24 x 30 in.  – $1800
  • 30 x 40 in. –  $2800