A good portrait starts with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. It always helps to relax and chat. Children need to take their time, too, to trust and feel comfortable.
I like to work with my own visual references if possible, so the project will likely involve a sitting and a photo session, either at my studio or your place…or anywhere that you feel comfortable. I’ll take hundreds of pictures, but once we agree on a handful of suitable images, and other criteria such as size, complexity, background, etc, I’ll ask for a 50% deposit and hole up with my paints for 6 – 12 weeks. The balance will be due on delivery. If you already have a favorite photograph which you would like to see immortalized as an heirloom painting, I would be glad to consider it.
ADELE, oil on canvas, 24″ x 24″, 2015
ALICE, oil on canvas, 48″ x 32″, Agora Gallery, NYC, 2013
Ideally painted in panels or rolls that can be transported or relocated after the initial installation.
Scale is no object.
The subject and nature of a customized project will dictate the criteria.
Please see the Fee Structure page for more details.
I look forward to working together with you!
COURTLAND, ink & oil on canvas, 24″ x 24″