Please enjoy a sampling of some of the portraits I have completed in this gallery. I hope they will inspire you to commission your own custom painting. If you would like a figure painting to be finished by a particular date for a special occasion, please allow several months for the completion.
I welcome working with customers to create unique and creative art that is specific to your needs. Please contact me via telephone at (727) 942-9020 between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or via the contact form on this website to discuss any ideas you have regarding commissioned portraits. Pricing for such paintings depends on the size and complexity of the work. You can get a general idea of a price if you look at a similarly-sized figure painting for sale in the other original art galleries.
My painting technique is time consuming and I also teach college-level art classes full time. I do not take any short-cuts with the quality of your painting, but to get professional caliber results takes time!
With portrait commissions, I would like the possibility of using your photographs (rather than my own) to put through the same process and to see what appears. However, I am also open to revisiting themes that I have completed previously with new figures, so that the finished work will seem as if it stems from a series. Depending on the scope of the commission, we can also arrange for me to travel to and take photos of the figures for the work as part of this process. Either way works. This has been successful in the past, with personalized artworks being created.
A non-refundable deposit is required, and you will have the chance to approve the design of the piece before it is painted. You will be apprised of the progress of the work periodically, so there will be no surprises in the end. If you are not satisfied with the completed work, a full refund minus the deposit will be issued. Your total satisfaction is my primary goal.