I'm happy to create commission portraits of the people and pets who are important to you. Information about my portrait commission process is below the images of portraits; scroll down.
Commission portrait process
I start by creating drawings from photos. Usually, I work from photographs that I take, but I sometimes work from my client's photos which they send me. I do composition drawings on my iPad, and email the drawings to you for your approval before starting the painting.
I'd love to hear your ideas, please feel free to contact me.
I've been creating commission portrait paintings and drawings for families since 1996, and my portraits are in 100 private collections in the United States and Europe. I donate portrait commissions to half a dozen charitable auctions per year. In 2017, I received a 4Culture Art Projects Grant to create portraits of immigrant women; these portraits are currently in a two-person museum show, Present / Tense, at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum in Iowa.
In 2014 one of my paintings was short-listed for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, London.
Portrait Commission Clients
The following is a list of positions and accomplishments, past and present, of individuals who have commissioned portraits from the artist:
Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft, Bellevue, WA
Founder and former CEO of Shen Milsom & Wilke, New York, NY
President of the Board of Trustees, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Independent Contemporary Art Curator & Advisor, San Rafael, CA
President of the Board of Trustees for the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Music Director of the New York "Mostly Mozart" Festival, New York, NY
Owner of the Seahawks NFL team franchise, Seattle, WA
Contemporary artist and art curator, County Cork, Ireland
Artistic Director of the Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle, WA
Chairman of Expedia, Inc., Denver, CO
Board member for the Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
President of the Board of Trustees for Bastyr University, Seattle, WA
Owner of several hotels including the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle, WA
Founder of four publicly traded biotech companies, New York, NY
Owner of a woman's fashion company, New York, NY
Newspaper owner and publisher, Bellevue, WA