Contract, Deposit and Payment Plan: After the details of the portrait have been discussed, and a commitment has been established, a contract in duplicate will be sent to you before commencement. Upon receipt of the contract and deposit, the portrait will be scheduled on my calendar.

A 50% deposit is required on all my commissions under $5,000, and the balance is due upon delivery of the portrait. For portraits $5,000 and over, I accept an extended installment plan of up to 5 monthly payments if desired. After the last payment (shipping and other expenses are included in this last payment) is made on the portrait, the painting will be shipped.

Framing and Shipping: Framing and shipping are not included in the fees. Portraits are generally delivered lightly varnished. Most paint requires at least 30 days to dry to the touch so the portrait is sprayed with a light gloss or satin varnish. Varnish applied by brush should be done after 6 months.

Feel free to call me to discuss your interests and to get more information. I love to talk horses and art!

Thank you for your interest!


Just the Horse
Complete With Background
Horse and Rider
Horse Head and Neck
Pet Portraits
Jockey Sketches
Initial Discussions: We'll discuss the characteristics of the animal, the memories you wish to keep by having the portrait done, and any other particular aspects. We'll also discuss where you might hang it, available wall space, and the funds you wish to spend. This helps me guide you in choosing the right size, as well as how best I can present your horse in the painting to make the portrait a unique, beautiful work of art. All portraits are painted on fine portrait linen. I work from photographs, preferably those I take myself, but can work from others if acceptable for reference. If the painting is a composition incorporating a variety of elements and a particular scene, I will paint a sketch for your approval; changes can be made at this point.

There are several options to consider regarding my equine portraits:

Complete with Background or Horse and Rider: The horse alone, or with a person, is painted with a detailed background that includes identifiable elements connected to the horse.

Just the Horse: The horse is painted in a vague, suggested background of complimentary tones, thus the focus is more on the horse's conformation, stance, and unique "look." The fees are less for this approach because there is less painting, hence less time needed to paint the portrait.

Head and Neck: From a small to medium size canvas, I can paint a detailed likeness of your horse's face and part of his neck. This makes a very intimate painting because the image is so large that you can see the glimmer in his eye!

Sizes and Fees: See the page "Sizes and Fees" for samples of work in various sizes. Below are the size and fee schedules for all my work. As expected, the larger and more complicated the painting, the longer it takes to paint. Please note the fees for Horse Head and Neck, Pet Portraits, and Jockey Sketches are for the larger of the height and width measurements. For instance, an 8" x 6" dog face would be $500. A 20" tall by 10" wide jockey sketch would be $2,000.

20" x 24" $3,000
22" x 26" $3,500
24" x 30" $4,000
24" x 36" $4,500
26" x 32" $5,000
28" x 34" $6,500
30" x 40" $7,500
32" x 42" $10,000
34" x 46" $12,500
36" x 48" $15,000
38" x 52" $17,500
40" x 56" $25,000
48" x 60" $30,000

Commissioning A Painting
Drawings
(859) 707-0805
Northern Virginia
12" $1,000
14" $1,250
16" $1,500
18" $1,750
20" $2,000
22" $2,250
24" $2,500
26" $2,750
28" $3,000
30" $3,500
32" $4,000
34" $4,500
36" $5,000
38" $6,000
40" $7,500
14" $750
16" $1,000
18" $1,250
20" $1,500
22" $1,750
24" $2,000
26" $2,250
28" $2,500
30" $2,750
32" $3,000
34" $3,250
36" $3,500

10" $700
12" $800
14" $900
16" $1,000
18" $1,200
20" $1,400
22" $1,600
12" x 14" $800
14" x 18" $900
16" x 20" $1,000
18" x 22" $1,250
20" x 24" $1,500
22" x 26" $1,750
24" x 30" $2,500
24" x 36" $3,000
26" x 32" $3,500
28" x 34" $4,000
30" x 40" $5,000
32" x 42" $6,500
34" x 46" $7,500
36" x 48" $8,750
38" x 52" $10,000
40" x 56" $12,500
48" x 60" $15,000