FAQs - Portrait Commissions

I have a prices page. You may see it here – Pet Portrait Prices.

There is occasionally a waiting list for portraits. If you would like the custom artwork for a specific date please let me know when inquiring.

Yes! Photos are very important. I work from one main photo for the pose. I don’t create a portrait based on what I think the subject looks like. This isn’t possible for my precise detailed work and realistic style. By basing the portrait on a photo I am sure to capture detailed characteristics.

Once I have reviewed your photos, I will email you an invoice requesting a 50% deposit for your artwork. You may send payment by check via postal mail or with a credit card online via a secure PayPal link.

Once the custom portrait is finished, I will email you a photo of the drawing and your final invoice. Any remaining deposits are required prior to shipping.

Portraits are all matted, not framed. Matting is professionally cut and applied to the drawing and comes in a neutral white.

Yes. I will email you a photo of the preliminary sketch of your order. This sketch will represent the overall composition and gesture of the drawing. I will not represent all the detail, shading and coloring of the final portrait.

No. All of my portraits are hand drawn, using the time honored techniques of the Renaissance masters.

Yes. It is always best to provide clear photos of each subject. But I can put them all in the same piece of artwork.

Yes. On completion of your portrait I will email a photograph to you.

This depends on the size of the drawing and can be found on the PRICES page. I flat pack very securely and safely all portraits which are sent USPS and tracked.

No. I hold the copyright on the artwork created in my studio.

Yes. The majority of my work will be displayed on my site. If a client does not want their drawing displayed, they must let me know upon ordering.

You may learn more about me in the About the Artist section. You may also learn more in the Customer Testimonials section.

Refund Policy

I do NOT accept returns or cancel sales for changes of heart. Sorry. Once payment is made, the item has been started.

All custom items are final. (Obviously, I cannot take returns on custom commission portraits.) To avoid any unhappy customers, I will always email you a picture of the final image before I send it out.

I cannot offer refunds for any fault in the mail system (damaged, late, or failed delivery).

**I apologize, but I cannot accept returns or exchanges for items you receive that are not the exact coloring you were looking for.**

***Please note, the settings on your computer may alter the color of drawings slightly***


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