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The Custom Art Process
My MEDIUMS and/or styles include charcoal, mixed media collage, pastel, ink, paint. Traditional or abstract, and contemporary artworks.
When doing a PORTRAIT, I use PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCE. Your own photo(s) can be used or I offer complimentary PHOTO SESSIONS.
For most commissions, typically, we do a casual interview, of sorts (with whoever is commissioning the artwork). I query about features or attributes of the Portrait Subject. What characteristics are being celebrated in your vision for the artwork?
"I love his thoughtful expression as he reads."
"Those two are so mischievous together."
"The glee in his laughter warms my heart."
"She is so content when she holds her blanket"
"My horse is always bucking around the property."
"I remember him this way."
"This was her wild child phase."........
"Oh, his eyes are so soulful."
"What fun we had that day."
My aspiration, and artistic backbone, is to realize through the art, an intimate and confidante-like connection with my subject. In Portraiture, this is achieved through intense scrutiny of expression, as well as postures, mannerisms, and countenance. Folds of clothing, body positioning, and environment can be included. I create portraits that blend likeness with mood and spirit, sometimes with character-driven props. They can be haunting, moving, gleeful. Loud or silent. Infused with movement or stillness or emotion.
I have won several AWARDS for my Portrait of Kacey Lee. Click for Client TESTIMONIALS.
Our CLIENT/ARTIST PROCESS:
Typically, head and shoulders Portraiture in black and white will be priced at $500:
✦ Pricing, size, medium and surface dependent
✦ All likenesses are guaranteed (please see Testimonials)
✦ 50 percent Deposit upon Commission with
Balance Due upon approved completion.
For LANDSCAPE, I am happy to offer an optional site visit. We will share a conversation about the memories, feelings, beauty and attributes of the landscape being celebrated in the artwork.
Those features dear to the clients:
"The broken fence where I hid my treasures", "the bold stormy skies", "that rickety barn".......
YOUR OWN PHOTO(S) can be provided or a
PHOTOGRAPHIC SESSION IS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE for most commissions.
COLLAGE is an anything goes proposition to tell any story you'd like. I love it and am thrilled to independently drive or brainstorm together for an art piece of utter uniqueness. Please see my Collage page.
There are currently 2 available slots for 2019 Christmas delivery.
Truly, ALMOST ANY SUBJECT MATTER can be discussed at VARYING PRICE POINTS. Bring me your dream, your ideas, and your vision and we will plan the journey that evolves into a personal and cherished artwork of exceptional character, individuality and quality.
This quote, by philosopher Thomas Merton, is my truth.
"Art allows us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."