Frequently asked questions

Can you work from photos?

Yes, creating a portrait from photos is very straightforward. If you want to have one done, please follow these 5 steps:
  • Fill out the order form
  • Send your photo(s)
  • Wait until completion date
  • Get your portrait deliver to you
  • Pay for the portrait

How long does it take?

To create a portrait from photos takes me from 2 days to 6 weeks, depends on the technique, the size, the amount of people/subjects in the portrait and my workload.

What is the best time to order a portrait as a holiday gift?

Holidays such Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's Day and Valentine's Day are my high workload times of the year. Please consider to order in advance.

What payment methods do you accept?

  • Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express
  • Interac e-Transfers
  • Cheques
  • Cash

Do you require up-front payment?

No, I do not require up-front payments. Payment is on delivery. On orders of $200 and up I require a 30% non-refundable initial deposit.

What are the delivery options?

  • In Winnipeg I can deliver the portrait to your place for free
  • You can pick it up at my studio
  • are also available

Do you provide framing?

No, I don't provide custom framing, but I can help to find suitable ready-made frame.

Can you create a portrait from life?

Yes, to arrange a live portrait session, please contact me.

What if I didn't find the answer to my question?

Please contact me.

Portrait making process

There are 2 main portrait techniques I use:

  • Black and white pencil drawing on paper
  • Full color acrylic or oil painting on stretched canvas


Black and white drawing is less time and supplies consuming than full color painting, therefore it's less expensive. Size and the amount of people/subjects in the portrait are also factors, smaller portrait with fewer subjects is also less expensive. To ease on framing process, standard portrait sizes are listed below, custom portrait sizes are also available.

Portrait prices

Drawings
Sizes One
person/
subject
Two
people/
subjects
Three
people/
subjects
Four
people/
subjects
Five
people/
subjects
8.5" x 11" $90 $170 $240 $300 $350
11" x 14" $100 $190 $270 $340 $400
16" x 20" $110 $210 $300 $380 $450
18" x 24" $120 $230 $330 $420 $500
24" x 36" $130 $250 $360 $460 $550
 
Paintings
Sizes One
person/
subject
Two
people/
subjects
Three
people/
subjects
Four
people/
subjects
Five
people/
subjects
12" x 16" $270 $360 $450 $540 $630
16" x 20" $300 $400 $500 $600 $700
18" x 24" $330 $440 $550 $660 $770
24" x 36" $360 $480 $600 $720 $840
36" x 48" $390 $520 $650 $780 $910
 

All prices are in Canadian dollars, taxes are included, shipping
and framing are not included. Shipping prices may vary. All prices are
subject to change without prior notice.

Payment methods: Credit Card, Interac e-Transfer, Cheque, Cash


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