Commissioning a Portrait

The First Step

Request a list of prices and sizes by contacting me at or 301-588-4050.

If you have an idea of the size the portrait should be, please include that in your email.

And then?

If you live near Washington D.C. we will schedule a photography session. I will create photos to be used as references for the portrait.

If you live far from Washington D.C., choose some photos of the person you would like to have painted and email them to If your photos are in an online photo album please share the link. You can also mail printed photos to the address on my Contact page. I will return them when the portrait is completed.

The price of the portrait is based on its size, complexity, and the number of people portrayed. For example, a painting of a person's full body will cost more than a painting of just their head and shoulders.

Once we have agreed on a price and size I will send you a contract.

How Long Will the Work Take?

The portrait will be done in approximately two to three months, depending on its size and complexity.

What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?

I only accept payments through PayPal.