Portrait Commissions

Please feel free to contact me for pricing. I'm happy to discuss your ideas and help with any questions you may have.

A portrait can go in many different directions. It can simply be a drawing or painting of a loved one's face, but it can also be much more. Mood and atmosphere are key elements which impact the feel of a painting. The sitter can be immersed within their favorite place, a room or backyard. Considering these factors can help the client figure out what they may want and the final art will hopefully be something that can be enjoyed for years to come.

I don't do hyper-realism and I don't do corporate portraiture. I paint loose and expressively. I am an interpretive painter. Meaning, I'm more concerned with painting my sensations from what I see, rather than recording the actual fact of the matter. I have to have the freedom to do my own thing. My aim is to capture the feel of the person, to investigate who the person may be through my own eyes, what they have to say as an individual, then capture likeness. The work is infused with my point of view and the realizations I had while making it. This, in my opinion, is what makes the final piece art, not just another well done portrait. Because of this, my portraits are unique to me––they give insights to who I am as an artist.

If you want good art from a commission, then there needs to be liberal amounts of mystery and open-mindedness to how the final piece will turn out. It's important that the artist is  left alone, free to create within his own genius.