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Portraits

Original acrylic portraits - painted with brushes and palette knives.

Each portrait is a unique portrayal, using a hybrid of traditional and contemporary styles. I often paint from a black and white photo reference, making these ideal paintings from old family photos.

 

And sometimes I paint a legend :)

 

Click here if you would like to commission a portrait of yourself or a special loved one.

 

Commissioned Portraits

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THE EYES ARE THE WINDOWS TO THE SOUL

People first notice the eyes in my portraits. The eyes capture the essence of each person I paint. The palette-knife strokes of color capture their likeness and spirit.

 

Maybe it's time for a portrait...

If you are considering a portrait, first we will meet, either in person or virtually. I'd love to discuss your portrait over coffee. I want to know about the person I am painting. Who are they to you? Is it a great-grandmother, a son, or maybe a grandchild? What are they like? I love hearing their stories, and gain insight to their personality. Their story becomes part of the painting.

As I set up for each portrait, and during the painting, I pray about the person and their family. In prayer, I agree with what God has to say about them and about you:  You are loved and you have purpose. You are a masterpiece.

 

NOW IS THE TIME FOR A PORTRAIT

All portraits are painted on 1.5" deep gallery-wrapped canvas. The sides are finished and painted. A dust-cover is attached to the back, and it is wired and ready to hang. You won't even need to purchase a frame! Of course, if you prefer a framed painting, we can discuss your options. My paintings are signed on the front, as well as signed and dated on the back.

I request a 50% non-refundable deposit when we get started. I say "we" because you are part of the process! I love hearing about the person I will be painting. When you commission a painting, I will give you a time-frame, usually 2-4 weeks (please allow extra time for Christmas gifts, especially if shipping is required). I will update you during the process too.

pricing

Listed below are my standard portrait sizes (in inches) and pricing for a single portrait.  Custom sizes and additional portraits within one painting are available for an additional cost.

11 x 14 - $230

12 x 16 - $290

14 x 18 - $375

16 x 20 - $450

18 x 24 - $600

Thank you for considering an investment that will become a family treasure.

I look forward to meeting with you.