The process begins with the client sending me photographs of the subject via text or email. I will work with you to ensure that we choose a photo that will yield the best portrait.
Please read the section on taking the best photograph for your portrait! The portrait painting process usually takes several weeks, depending on how many commissions I have at the time.
Once you choose to have me paint your portrait, I will send you an email outlining the details and photo that we have agreed upon. You will need to respond that you are in agreement with the arrangement, and a 30% non-refundable deposit will be required before painting begins. Full payment is expected at the completion of the portrait. I find that working this way builds trust between the client and myself and encourages the client to have a voice in how the portrait is progressing. I will send you a photo of your portrait as it nears completion to make sure you are satisfied with the image and see if you have any suggestions. I love working with my clients and enjoy using their input to make sure the portrait will be exactly what they want.
If the finished portrait needs to be mailed, I will have it professionally packaged and mailed through UPS. Please note that this expense is separate from the portrait fee.