For larger more elaborate portrait commissions, with adornment, full body or more than one subject as seen in the catalogue below, I prefer to work from a physical sitting/meeting. This can be arranged at my Sydney Studio or the Studio in Tahiti. During this meeting I get a feel for the subjects energy and personality which is just as important as a physical likeness and contributes greatly to the success of the final painting. After styling the subject with previously discussed props/accessories, flowers etc, I take numerous high resolution photographs with specific lighting to generate the mood and feel of the portrait. I then work from these photographs to create the portrait painting.
I currently work on a six month lead time for a larger commissioned portrait with my prices starting at $4000US for a single subject on a canvas 90 x 60cm. As the number of subjects and the size of the canvas increases, so too does the price which will be calculated prior to the sitting.
I work on a 20% non refundable deposit upfront and the balance is due upon completion of the portrait.
To book a portrait commission of either style please email me from the contact page