Preserve your passions with a personal hand portrait.
Are you known for your amazing pies? A portrait of your hands rolling out a pie crust or sifting flour will remind your family of the love they feel when you're in the kitchen. Do your friends eagerly await your next creation - your weaving, knitting, calligraphy, flower arranging? These moments are our legacies - the things that truly matter, that give meaning and connection to our lives. Preserve your legacy or that of a loved one with a personal hand portrait.
To commission an original, detailed pastel or charcoal drawing - a one-of-a-kind portrait of your hands doing anything you love to do, please read the guidelines that follow and fill out the form to request an appointment. Below is a sample of possible options.
1) Pricing for commissioned works start at $250 for an 8" x 10" pencil or charcoal composition. Pastel (color) portraits start at $350 for an 8" x 10". Prices do not include mat or frame; however, I am happy to mat and frame if requested. Once you contact me, we can discuss what size portrait will best fit your needs and your budget. Half of the total price is paid when we agree to begin work, with the balance due upon completion.
2) Photographs: If you have a clear, focused photo that you want me to use, I am happy to review it to make sure it will give you a great result. Photos taken with your phone can actually work very well if they have sharp focus. When we talk about your portrait, we can discuss how many photos are recommended. If you are in Dallas, I can take the photos, if we agree that it will create a better result.
3) Completion time is approximately one week, depending on my schedule. To have your portrait framed, please add an additional 1 - 3 weeks. I will send a photo of your portrait for your approval and to ensure your complete satisfaction prior to the final payment.
4) For commissions which require a photo shoot outside of the Dallas metroplex, pricing will include travel expenses (airfare + hotel). Most photo shoots can be completed in under an hour.