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How to Commission a Portrait

Portraits: The Process
When you commission a portrait, this is usually how the project proceeds: If the subjects are within a 1 hour drive of San Francisco, I will go to them for a photo shoot. The photo shoot takes 1 - 2 hours. I then work from a combination of the photos that I take. When your painting is near completion, I will email a photograph for your review. After approval, I will either hand-deliver or Fedex the completed painting, along with a written diary and instructions for care.

The entire process takes 10 - 12 weeks. Your time on the calendar is reserved when we sign the Commission Agreement.

If you are not located within an hour's drive of San Francisco, please read my photo guidelines.

Portraits: Prices
Payment is made 1/2 up front and 1/2 upon completion of the painting.

Since I am not currently taking commissions, I don't have a price list at this time. To give you a general idea of the fee for commissions, most of my projects have been priced between $800 and $2500.

Your payment also includes a written diary which explains the thought processes and decisions which went into the portrait. Framing and shipping cost is not included.

Shipping: the price does not include shipping. If you are located more than 1 hour's drive from San Francisco, please allow approximately $50 for shipping. Paintings larger than 24"x30" will be rolled for shipping unless you request otherwise. California residents add 8.5% sales tax.