Portraits Costs and Features

Granted, my artwork is not your typical portrait style work. Rather than respond to hundreds of emails, I’d rather just share some information with you here today. Lots of people hit me with one very specific question…

What Will Your Portrait Cost?

My pet portraits average about 16″ x 20″ (about 20″ x 24″ when matted and framed). Oftentimes, the end up being bigger if someone is looking for a more modern style wall piece. To spare you the often high cost of framing, locally, my price includes full, custom framing, featuring custom triple mats, glass, and a beautiful, solid wood frame! I worked as a custom framer, for a good many years, and I use those acquired skills to save my customers added effort and costs. Your portrait will arrive “ready-to-hang”! All of this, including shipping, costs will definitely vary!!!

For those whose preferences are for smaller portraits, let me know what your needs are, and we’ll talk. Because the creation of very fine detail is more difficult, your savings will not be great. But, if your home is already decorated with smaller art, I can certainly do my best to best accommodate your needs.

Finally, there is this to consider: Not a penny of deposit is required; you only pay when you have the finished portrait in your hands, and can see the work I’ve done for you!

Truth be told, lots of people buy my modern artwork featuring pets that I’ve previously created. They don’t necessarily purchase commissioned pieces of their own pets but simply those featuring animals that remind them of their own pets.

How Long Will It Take

On average, it will require only two to three weeks, for you to receive your custom art portrait. I do address special occasions, gift giving more quickly, if and when required. You’re not looking at a wait of several months!

Your Part In the Process

If you decide, after having me answer your questions by email, that you’d care to have a pet portrait done, the next step is to gather your best photos together, and attach them to an email. (I can also scan photos for you, if you care to mail them to me) Don’t be shy about asking questions, before you agree to proceed! This is a shared process, beginning to end.

Also, start thinking about the kind of background you’d like. I will digitally create the best reference image I can, using your photos, and its at that time thar I can replace the background showing in your favorite photo. It may end up as a beautiful scene, or with a neutral, photo “studio” kind of look, depending upon your own preferences.

How To Purchase Pieces

Each of the pieces will either be displayed on my site and available for purchase in a click and shop manner right from this website. In the event that the pieces are located in another gallery, I’ll be providing directions as to how you can go about acquiring that piece that I’ve showcased.

If you’ve got any personal questions or concerns, just contact me by filling out the form on this page here.