Prices

When you commission me to create a portrait, you are assured that what you will get is as unique as the person or pet that is portrayed. Everything about your portrait is custom-made — including the moulding for the frame, if you wish. The variables that factor into the price of a portrait include:

  • Actual size
  • Number of subjects
  • Subject and background complexity and detail
  • Traditionally, including hands in a portrait adds to both the personality and the price
  • Framing can be provided, but is not included in the price of the artwork

For these reasons, I have listed approximate ranges of size and price, to allow for conversations about the best portrait for you.

Pet Portraits

Sepia-tone drawings can cost as little as $195 for a small size, and go up to $2,750 for a life-size rendering of your pet, on paper as large as 30" X 60"

A Pastel of your pet can start at $450 for a 12" x 12" drawing, while a life-size depiction on a very large sheet of paper can be $3,950

Oil paintings begin at $550 for a small canvas of your pet, and can go up to $4,750 for a life-size painting on a very large canvas

People Portraits (Personal)

Sepia-tone drawings of people start at approximately $350 for a small size and can range up to $4,950 or more for a life-size full-length drawing

Pastel drawings begin at $650, while a life-size depiction on a very large sheet of paper can be $5,950

Oil paintings begin at $850 for a small canvas, and range up to $19,950 for a life-size painting on a very large canvas

People Portraits (Institutional)

Institutional portraits are often expected to meet a wide variety of interests. The whole process of creating a successful institutional portrait places greater demands on the work, to fully satisfy expectations. For this reason, the costs can be higher than personal portraits.