Do you have an idea for a painting that you would like me to create? I'm now accepting commissions!

How It Works

For figurative art, I work primarily from photographic references. If you would like to commission a portrait, I will need a variety of photos of the subject to choose from. I will also ask for stories about the person being depicted that can help guide the tone of the piece and colors that might have special significance to them. The goal is to create a piece that is both personal and powerful, reaching beneath the surface to reveal something more about the subject.

If I create a commission for you, I will submit an initial black and white sketch to you for approval and explain the direction I am planning to take the color. You will either request changes or approve the sketch. Once the sketch is approved, I’ll begin work on the painting and share photos with you throughout the process.

Getting Started

To begin, email me here and describe your idea. Also let me know if you have an idea of your preferred size and medium. Currently, I am accepting commissions for oil paintings, oil pastel drawings, and graphite drawings. Once I receive your email, we will discuss further details and I'll explain more about how the process works.

Here's a video highlighting more about the process.