Pricing and Commissions

Commissioning an artwork is about more than capturing a physical likeness, but to capture something of the internal intensity of character.

I welcome to opportunity to work with you to develop a piece you are proud to own. I use only artist quality materials. These are archival quality and when cared for appropriately these will last many years. Sizes are available from 5 x 5 inches (approx. 13 x 13 cm) to 18 x 24 inches (approx 45 x 60 cm), costings are below.

I work from good quality reference photos. These can be supplied by you, or we can arrange a photo session (additional costs apply). The quality of the photo, its clarity, lighting and composition, is a very important factor the final piece. For this reason I recommend providing a selection of 3 to 5 images from which to develop a concept plan for your approval prior to developing the final piece.

Ordering and Timeline

Once you have made contact and provided a selection a reference images, I usually have a concept sketch complete within 1 to 2 weeks. After your approval of the concept sketch a 50% deposit is required for work to proceed. The piece will usually be completed 6-8 weeks after the deposit is received. If you need the work faster than this please get in touch and I will see what I can do to assist. The final amount will be paid prior to delivery of the completed piece.

Pricing

I use lineal inch pricing, which is the sum of the length and width of the piece, multiplied by 15. For example, a 5 x 5 inch piece is 5 + 5 = 10 * 15 = $150. An 8 x 10 piece would be 8 + 10 = 18 * 15 = $270. This covers the cost of the artwork. Framing (optional) and freight are additional costs.