Commission a Portrait: 2017 prices

Commissioning a portrait is a very rewarding process. Capturing the fleeting years of childhood is priceless, as well as is honoring a family member on a special occasion or a business associate for their lifework. The commissioned portrait is an exciting and meaningful gift experience. Portraits make memorable gifts for spouses for special occasion birthdays, anniversary or holiday gifts.

Prices start at:
$1500 for a small figure painting/ commissioned landscape
$2000 for a 9 x 12 oil portrait
$3000 for a 14 x 18 oil portrait
$4000 for a 16 x 20 oil portrait

Please email your portrait photos or Pet photos to soniahale1@gmail.com for a quote.

Email me with any questions as prices can vary depending upon the scope of the work.

Due to the high number of scam phone calls these days, I screen calls, so an email is the best first point of contact.

Email high resolution images, if that is preferred over a photo session with me: soniahale1@gmail.com 

50% of fees are due at the time of the booking to be placed on my commissions list. Shipping, framing and extended travel expenses are not included. The remaining 50% is due prior to delivery/shipment.

Timing of your completed portrait will be discussed upon acceptance of the commission, but typically is 2-8 months. If you have a  quicker timeline, please just check in with me to see if I am able to work with it. I have successfully worked with very tight deadlines.

If you prefer I work from an existing photograph, I have years of experience painting from life and so I am able to create portrait paintings from photographs, which makes things more  streamlined for you.

I customarily travel to my portrait subjects to take photographic references (a sitting takes about one hour give or take depending upon the scope  of the painting). A custom oil painting from my images will allow for my composition and artistic style to be visible in the end product.

After the photography session and consultation I will utilize any sketches made and the photograph we select together to capture the subject. The final portrait will be shipped (upon approval) for locations outside of Boston.

When you commission a portrait with me you can rest assured that all will be taken care of properly. I work closely with clients to  ensure satisfaction with the final product and will make any desired changes to the painting requested. (Please see testimonials page or email me for references.)