After studying painting in St. Louis, I painted in New York City before moving to England, where I worked as an illustrator and portrait artist. I currently live and work in St. Louis, Missouri.
I am happy to work from photographs sent to me to scan, or digital images of high resolution. Prior to the start of the portrait the artist discusses details of the portrait such as size, mood, clothing, and any objects to be included in the portrait. I prefer to travel to your location if possible for the initial preparation. This takes about 2 to 2 ½ hours. During this time, the artist takes photographic references.
BACK IN THE STUDIO
I review the photographic reference material and make several sketches, which are sent to the client for further discussion and approval.
Once the look of the portrait is chosen, I proceed with the painting. Stretched linen over a wooden support is prepared, and only professional quality materials are used. At this time a 25% deposit is due. When it is 75-80% completed, I send a photo or digital image of the progress.
COMPLETION OF THE PORTRAIT
When I feel the portrait is complete, I will again send a photo or digital image for final approval. The client has the opportunity to request any final changes. When full approval is given, the final payment is due on delivery.
APPROXIMATE DELIVERY TIME
Delivery in approximately 2-3 months.