The art of a portrait. It's not a relic of the past. It's trendy

Recently, there was an article about self portraits being the new selfies on Bloomberg. As a portrait painter I couldn't be more excited about this. Portraiture has always been one of my passions and having it be on trend is amazing and long overdue.

So if you're interested in commissioning a portrait, I'd love to hear from you. Below is a brief description of the process to help you make an informed decision.

The first step is a consultation about your ideas. We'll talk about composition, size, price and schedule and see if we are a good fit. The second step is a photo shoot at your home or a convenient location which should take no more than a few hours. I also like to schedule a second photo shoot as a back up. I want to get the image just right! The third step is to edit the images and send you two final selections for consideration. The fourth step is a review of a full-size print of the final selection and approval to start the painting. Depending on my schedule, paintings can take anywhere from 6 months to a year or more.

For additional figures in the painting, please add 50% of the quoted price per figure. Packing, crating, shipping, insurance, travel, meals, framing, insurance and taxes are not included. A 30% deposit is required to begin a commission, 30% upon approval to start painting and the balance due upon completion. A signed contract and photo release are also required.

Feel free to contact me at 845-233-0082 or via email to discuss what type of commission you are looking for. If you're not ready, no problem. Sign-up for my newsletter so we can stay in touch.

 Fishers Island Oyster: Commissioned by Cindy Buzby and Reyn Parsons

Fishers Island Oyster: Commissioned by Cindy Buzby and Reyn Parsons

  Peace , Commissioned by the Crosby Family, Osterville, MA

Peace, Commissioned by the Crosby Family, Osterville, MA

  Thirteen , Commissioned by The Feliciano Family

Thirteen, Commissioned by The Feliciano Family