Karen will work with you to provide a portrait that meets your hopes and expectations; an heirloom to pass down in your family. She will meet and discuss what you want and she will work from life if feasible, or take multiple photographs and design a composition from those that she can work from in her studio. Either way expect the process from beginning to completion to take from a few weeks to several months depending upon size and complexity of the piece.
Pricing for portraits depends upon medium, size, and complexity of the commission. The scale of a subject in a portrait should be no smaller than 3/4 life size and no larger than full life size. All work is completed using archival, professional grade materials.
Multiple subjects and complexity of clothing and/or background increases cost and is negotiated.
Basic fees for Head and Shoulders:
- oil — $1200
- pastel or coloured pencil — $975
Basic fees for 3/4 figure:
- oil — $4500
- pastel or coloured pencil — $2500
Basic fee for Full Figure:
- oil — $6500
- pastel — $4000