painting is unique among art forms in that portraits require a
special interaction and collaboration between the Patron and the
Artist. Therefore, the first step in the portrait process is simply
contacting the Artist direct to discuss your needs and wishes (970)
242-9562. If, after discussion, the project and the terms appear
generally acceptable to both parties, an appointment will be set to
meet in person with the Artist. If you are already familiar
with the Artist's works and style, this initial meeting can be
scheduled at the Patron's home or preferred location.
Otherwise, it can be scheduled at the Artist's Studio.
The meeting is casual in nature so the Artist may get to know
the subject better. This allows the
Artist to become familiar with the
gestures and mannerisms of the subject which in
turn allows the
Artist to better
capture not only the outward features of the subject but to also
capture the intricacies of their inner
personality and essence.
This is one of the important items that separates portraiture from
common studio photographs. This meeting also gives the Patron the
opportunity to better know the Artist and to ask any questions that
Shortly after this
initial meeting, a photo session will be scheduled. This
process usually takes between one to two hours. Normally, over
a hundred photos (candid/posed) will be taken that will be
later used as reference by the Artist in his Studio. There are no
long sessions of motionless posing involved. It is difficult
to capture the intricacies of a subject when the subject is placed
in a fatiguing situation. Discomfort and difficulty does not make a
Only a very limited
number of portraits are produced within a any given year. Since
portraiture is not an art form that can be rushed, the Patron should
expect completion of the portrait to be generally within 30 to 90
days from the time of the photo session. Large complex
portraits can obviously take even longer. Certain mediums such as
oil paint can take up to 60 days just to dry and fully cure.
The Artist will work diligently to keep the turnaround time as short
as possible as long as it does not affect the quality of the work.
start at $2000. Pricing is based on
the requirements of the Patron as to size of the Portrait, the pose,
the background and art medium to be used. Prices quoted do not include the cost of framing. It is
strongly suggested that a professionally trained and certified
framer complete that process.
rights are protected by the Federal Copyright
Act of 1976 and the Federal Visual Rights Act of 1991.
The purchase of a portrait does not transfer the protected copyright of
the Artist to the Patron. Should you wish to have copies made for
other individuals such as family members, the Artist will consider a
limited copyright release with conditions and restrictions that may
Any transfer of this copyright must be in writing expressly
identifying what rights are being sold and for what purpose.
Works of art cannot be modified without the permission of the
Artist. Works cannot be distributed, mutilated or modified in any
way that would prejudice the reputation of the Artist.