I welcome portrait commissions of adults, children and pets. To commission a portrait, commission or purchase original art or giclees (giclee prints are available in various sizes of most of my original art), please email me at email@example.com or call (310) 202-0474.
Fees and Procedures for Portrait Commissions
There are three stages to the portrait process. Stage 1 begins with a meeting between the client and myself to discuss the scope of the portrait to be created. Questions of medium, size, price, mood, clothing, background and scheduling are considered. The price is determined by size, number of subjects, and complexity of the background. The actual size of the piece is not determined exactly until the composition has been finalized, so an estimated size and price range is given at Stage 1 and finalized at Stage 2. I prefer to work from photographs I take myself, but can also use pictures the client provides. A nonrefundable deposit of a third of the agreed upon price is required at contract signing.
Stage 2. After the photo shoot and selection of images to be used is determined, I create a preliminary layout which is presented to the client. Upon approval of the layout, the size and price is finalized and 50% of the remaining balance is due.
Stage 3. The remaining balance is due when the portrait is completed. If, for some reason, I am unable to personally deliver the portrait, I ask for final payment prior to shipment.
Travel and lodging outside the Los Angeles area, framing, applicable sales taxes and shipping are extra. Payments can be made by Paypal, money order or cashier's check.
Base price is for head and shoulders of a single subject on a plain background. Each additional subject, add 50%. Detailed background, add 30% of base.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 202-0474 to discuss the specifics of your project.