Portraits

The Moores

34×12

Acrylic on Canvas

Every painter can paint a portrait, but all painters are going to have a different way of expressing the way they see your family and loved ones.

They say choosing an artist to commission a portrait is instinctive. You know by instinct if an artist’s body of work connects with you.

I believe the above painting communicates a feeling of love between each member of the family experiences when they all get together.

5 steps to commissioning a portrait:

1) Describe the subjects. Who they are. Provide me with some photos.

2) Choose the dimensions. Pieces are priced (length by width x 2.5).

3) Step three has been decided for you. Paintings are acrylic on canvas.

4) Payment of 1/2 the full cost is up front before commencing work. I mock up a general outline and send it to you for approval to move forward with the layout and we will text/email the piece back and forth one or two more times during the process for your comments.

5) Second payment due upon completion and prior to shipping. Shipping will generally cost around $100 and I will have an exact cost for you depending on size. I prefer FedEx, because they’re packaging is clean and professional, but sometimes because of insurances reasons we need to use another provider. I always insure shipments and so signature will be required so keep that in mind when providing me with your address.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

Charley’s Tonsorial Parlor and Rock Shop

24×18

Acrylic on canvas

Here we have a piece that was obviously commissioned, so far from my own imaginings, and a real challenge. It’s undoubtedly my style and process though, that warped looking down at things that I never mean to but always end up doing, and the drips and squiggles. What was challenging were the cupboard angles and the detail. I mean, how do you paint a shiny rock that everyone can tell it’s a rock?

Room II


16 x 20
Acrylic on canvas

Here a Manet still life has been incorporated into the home of an affluent couple, an affluence that is hinted at by the classic chesterfield where the father sleeps and the 18th century carved and gilded frame where the master painter’s piece resides.

Stairs III

14 x 18
Acrylic on canvas

“Here we have a classic Victorian paneling. Many of my pieces are of brick buildings so the paneling would add warmth and comfort to this home. The white wash hints that the panels are of a less luxurious wood so perhaps we are in a 20th century New England home so I’ve taken great care to replicate a Mahogany wood grain in the banisters and stairs leading this couple upstairs. Though hinting at an American influence this home would retain its Victorian influence and so reflects in the stair banister shape and style. ” – comment from the artist