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Biography - Specializing in family and children's portraiture, Ann's paintings hang in private collections throughout the United States. Her formal training began at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and continued in the private ateliers of leading master portrait artists. Ann paints and teaches in Barrington, Illinois.
Price Range - $3,000-$15,000
Fees and Terms - A charcoal sketch will show the intended final composition. Upon acceptance of the sketch, 50% of payment is due. Remaining fees due upon completion and acceptance.
Website - www.annfeldmanportraits.com
Ann Manry Kenyon
Biography - 5 years private, classical art education. Named 1 of 10 top American portraitists. Among notables painted: First Lady of Florida, Ms. Jeb Bush; golfing greats Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan. Ann taught at Scottsdale Artists School, AZ, and Portrait Society of America. Ann is adept in oil, pastel and watercolor and works alla prima.
Price Range - $13,500-$50,000
Fees and Terms - One-third deposit down; remainder due at portrait completion. Deposit returned or forfeited as per contract terms. Travel expenses are additional.
Website - www.KenyonStudios.com
Biography - AnnElise has portraits in both public and private collections, nationally and internationally. AnnElise is a Signature Member of National Watercolor Society, the Texas Watercolor Society and a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists.
Price Range - $3,500-$20,000
Fees and Terms - Small: $5,000, Medium: $10,000, Large: $20,000 in oil. Small: $3,500, Medium: $7,000, Large: $10,000 in watercolor.
Website - www.anneliseportraits.com
Biography - Barbara Allen specializes in still life and portrait paintings. She was trained in the Atelier Method which involved years of drawing and painting from the live model and from still life.
Price Range - $2,000-$6,000
Fees and Terms - Client must supply photographs. Allow three months for completion. Nonrefundable 10% down payment required. Balance due before delivery. 30-day return policy.
Website - www.artshow.com/allen
Biography - In a productive 45-year career as a visual artist in Atlanta, Comer Jennings has completed portrait commissions for some of the country's most prominent citizens and has created a large body of signature still life and abstract paintings.
Price Range - $1,500-$22,500
Fees and Terms - 30% retainer required prior to start of portrait; balance upon completion and acceptance.
Website - www.comerart.net
Biography - Connie Erickson of McKinney, TX, began her portrait painting career in 1987. She has studied with Daniel Greene, Richard Whitney, Matt Smith, Joseph McGurl, Scott Christensen, Dan Gerhartz and others. She works in oil and pastel. She has received many awards, including Honorable Mention in the American Society of Portrait Artists Festival at the National Academy of Design and Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
Price Range - $1,000-$10,000
Fees and Terms - $500 retainer for reservation for next position on schedule.
Website - www.portraitartist.com/erickson
Biography - Dannica has worked for many years in watercolor and oils. Clients appreciate her ability to capture the subject's likeness and a bit of their individual personality. Dannica has won many awards for her work in Michigan and Florida.
Price Range - $1,000.00-$5,000
Fees and Terms - A down payment of one-fourth of the fee is due at contract signing. Another half of the fee is due at the finish with client approval. Remaining fees due upon delivery. Fees vary for size and subject.
Website - www.dannicawalker.com
DAVID BEYNON PENA
Biography - With a roster of recognizable clients, David Beynon Pena has painted many distinguished leaders. His success can be attributed to his 30 years of expertise. His portrait painting philosophy is built on the principle that his reputation is earned and re-earned with every portrait.
Price Range - $8,000-$38,000.
Fees and Terms - All fees approximate. 20% reservations are accepted & applied to the 40% non-refundable retainer due upon commencement. Travel, transportation, lodging, framing & shipping not included.
Website - WWW.NYARTWORLD.COM
Biography - Canadian Deborah Kerr is a self-taught artist specializing in portraiture. Working in various mediums, Kerr also does equine, estates, animals, landscapes, still life, commercial art, and illustrations. She has won numerous awards in festivals and juried shows, including the prestigious Grand Prix, Best of Show award at the Portrait Society of Canada's International Portrait Arts Festival in Toronto.
Price Range - $900-$6,000 Canadian
Fees and Terms - Contact the artist for terms and fees.
Website - www.deborahkerr.ca
Biography - RI School of Design-BFA Painting. Associate Professor of Painting & Drawing at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts (CT) for 14 years. Six-time award winner, CT Society of Portrait Artists. Portraits include personal, academic, professional and business commissions.
Price Range - Drawings: $1,000-$3,000; oils: $3,000-$30,000.
Fees and Terms - One-third deposit, balance due on delivery of work. Prefer working from life as much as possible. Travel/framing billed separately.
Website - www.dianeaeschliman.com
Edward J. Reed
Biography - Portrait Society of America awards include Best Portfolio, International Honors Award, Women and Children Awards. International Artist Magazine Masters Showcase. Patrons include Hollywood actress Ming-Na.
Price Range - Fees begin at $3,500
Fees and Terms - First one-third nonrefundable payment to commence, second upon mid-project review, final upon completion and satisfaction. Any travel expenses, shipping, and sales tax are extra.
Website - www.edwardjreed.com
Biography - A native of Brooklyn, NY, Gail is an accomplished artist-illustrator. She is ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) certified. As an interior designer with architectural training, she incorporates her drawing and painting skills into her illustrative work and portraits. Her award-winning work is held in private collections, galleries, museums and corporations.
Price Range - $900-$5,000
Fees and Terms - At preliminary collaboration, 50% non-refundable deposit with signed agreement; final 50% upon completion. Artist to photograph subject, one to two sittings if required.
Website - www.gailingisclaus.com
Biography - Gordon Wetmore's painting assignments have taken him all over the world, including Ireland, France, England, Israel and Switzerland. Wetmore has created over 1,000 portraits of many well-known subjects including: President Richard M. Nixon, Jack Nicklaus, Fred Couples, Dr. and Mrs. Norman Vincent Peale, Princess Grace, Prince Rainier and Prince Albert of Monaco. He is the founding and current chairman of the Portrait Society of America.
Price Range - $5,000-$35,000
Fees and Terms - A deposit of 40% is due with the signed agreement. Balance due at completion of commission and acceptance by the client. Turnaround is 6-9 months from date of agreement.
Website - www.gordonwetmore.com
James J. Nance
Biography - Classical sculptor for 35 years. Will travel anywhere worldwide for a first sitting. Specializing in portrait sculpture in bust, figurative, relief, and medallic. Sculpture cast in bronze, cast marble, terra-cotta, and cast linen paper. Sizes from miniature to monumental.
Price Range - Please call for specific quote
Fees and Terms - Fee requested in three installments. One-third at first sitting, one-third upon approval of clay, and one-third when ready to ship. Normally, please allow six months, but faster commissions can be arranged.
Website - www.jamesnancesculpture.com
Biography - Contemporary realism with a traditional sensibility. Uniquely collaborative, gifted in realizing likeness, Jonathan creates personal fine art. "I believe the best art communicates - evoking thought leading toward enlightenment."
Price Range - $6,500-$22,000
Fees and Terms - Commission process begins by contacting the studio to discuss your painting. 4-12 sittings suffice. When this is not possible, Jonathan captures the necessary elements through a detailed photo shoot.
Website - www.jonathanlinton.com
Biography - Kay Polk is a nationally recognized, award-winning portrait artist from Dallas, TX. Working in pastel, oil and drawing media, she conveys a lively, exciting portrayal of her subjects. She has 30 years experience in portraiture and fine art. She is known for her beautiful use of color.
Price Range - $1,500-$30,000
Fees and Terms - 40% deposit and 60% balance due upon approval, plus shipping, framing and any taxes. Client pays any travel and lodging needed for completion of the portrait.
Website - www.kpolk.com
Kathleen Painter Schmitt
Biography - I have been an art teacher for many years. I studied sculpture at Rice University which led to an interest in recreating the human form on canvas and a passion for painting professional quality portraits. I prefer to work from life but can work from reference photos for busy executives.
Price Range - $3,500-$9,000
Fees and Terms - 50% deposit at photo reference session. Remainder upon satisfactory completion. Added subjects 50% each, pets 10% each. Travel expenses, shipping & framing are additional
Website - firstname.lastname@example.org
Biography - Merrill was born 1956 in Minneapolis, MN. She received a BFA and MFA from Laguna College of Art and Design, where she now teaches part time.
Price Range - $2,000-$10,000
Fees and Terms - Prices vary by size and complexity, generally ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your project and pricing. Payment schedule is one-third down to start and the balance on completion and your satisfaction.
Website - www.kimberlymerrill.com
L. S. Andrews
Biography - Andrews is a Portrait Society Member Showcase Finalist. Commissions range from life-size public works to intimate family keepsakes.
Price Range - $1,500-$7,500 per subject.
Fees and Terms - Pricing based upon size, medium, number of subjects and complexity of the portrait composition. Travel extra. 50% deposit to reserve commission; installment plans available. 50% discount per additional subject in same painting. Call artist for quote.
Website - www.lsandrews.com
Biography - Lauren Mills' paintings have been exhibited at the National Sculpture Society and several museums, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her work has won the gold medal and first place at the Allied Artists and American Portrait Society of America.
Price Range - $1,900-$25,000
Fees and Terms - A sculpted full-size bust in bronze: $12,000-$25,000. Oil or egg tempera fees start at $1,500; for graphite drawing, $3,500-$7,000; for a bronze bust, $8,000-$20,000.
Website - www.laurenmillsart.com
Biography - Lee Hutt combines psychological insight with an intuitive response to her subjects. Ongoing study of classical realism is evident in her great skills as a sculptor. Her work ranges from straightforward portraits to figurative compositions. Hutt is a fellow of the National Sculpture Society and is a member of the Board of The Allied Artists of America.
Price Range - $ 5,000-$10,000
Fees and Terms - Foundry charges are in addition to the sculpting fee.
Website - www.leehutt.com
Leonore Rae Smith
Biography - Smith was born in Chicago and educated at the Chicago Art Institute. She received a scholarship with the renowned John Storrs in Paris. She's a retired portrait teacher at the Los Angeles Art League. She has been featured in International Artist magazine and Who's Who in the World. Smith is an OPA Signature Member and Official Artist U.S. Coast Guard.
Price Range - $10,000-$30,000
Fees and Terms - One-third due at first sitting. Balance upon completion.
Website - Leonore Rae Smith at Google
Madeline L. Kerr
Biography - Kerr was past secretary and president of the Scarab Club in Detroit and past president of the Blue Water Art Association. She exhibits at Grosse Pointe Gallery, DeGrimme Gallery, Detroit Institute of Arts, Pierre Paul Gallery in Ann Arbor and the Scarab Club. Kerr is currently a member of the Portrait Society of American, American Watercolor Society and the Scarab Club.
Price Range - mid-hundreds to mid-thousands
Fees and Terms - A 50% nonrefundable deposit is required to initiate the work.
Website - www.realisminartistry.com
Biography - Marc studied at the Art Students League in New York and GSU. He then apprenticed with his father, Roman, and uncle, Constantin Chatov, both renowned artists. Marc has 38 years experience painting portraits and his work can be found in private and corporate collections internationally.
Price Range - $11,000-$19,000
Fees and Terms - A 40% deposit is required to book a space on Marc's calendar. The remaining balance is due upon delivery which averages 12-18 months. The client is responsible for all costs of shipping and framing of the portrait and travel expenses of the artist if sitting not in studio.
Website - www.ChatovStudio.com
Biography - Marcene Glover's paintings are collected by museums across the country, and also by Congress.
Price Range - $2,000-$12,000
Fees and Terms - Glover will travel to your location, or you can go to her studio near Nemacolin Woodland Resort. Sitting time is minimal. You may request up to two additional sittings for changes. Half of commission price is required as deposit. She can also reproduce the portrait into ceramic/stone custom jewelry for $400-$2000.
Website - www.artessence.info
Biography - A native of Spain, Crawford has won over two dozen awards over the past four years. Her classical portraits have a timeless quality, which, along with her sense of color and harmony, reaches out to immortalize the subject's soul. She works from good photo references.
Price Range - $1,000-$7,000+
Fees and Terms - Crawford works from photographs taken by her or provided by the client. Please contact artist for more details.
Website - www.martacrawford.com
Mary H. Hodge
Biography - Beginning at SMU, Mary Hodge honed her skills at a broad range of art schools in Arizona, Colorado, and Texas. She has dedicated much of her recent work to honoring historic individuals who made major contributions to their societies with life-size bronze portraits. She took second-place honors from the Texas Sculpture Association with her portrait bust of Gandhi.
Price Range - $2,000-$12,000
Fees and Terms - Payments:one-third down, one-third on approval, one-third at delivery.
Website - www.mhhstudio.com
Biography - Mary Minifie is an award-winning portrait painter with an MFA from Boston University School of Fine Arts. She works in the Boston School tradition and studied with Paul Ingbretson. Minifie's many years painting children, adults, and families from life has given her a strong sense of form, good flesh tones and a feeling of light in her portraits.
Price Range - $9,000-$20,000
Fees and Terms - 20% upfront, an additional 30% when painting is half finished, and 50% upon completion.
Website - maryminifie.com
Matthew James Collins
Biography - Matthew James Collins (b.1970) is a dedicated and award-winning artist. He teaches portrait painting for the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy, and travels extensively to complete commissions. His works are created in oil, pastel, bronze, and marble.
Price Range - $2,000-$20,000
Fees and Terms - Portraits generally completed from life. Available in pastel, oil, bronze, and marble. Contact for pricing information.
Website - www.matthewjamescollins.com
Biography - Moira has studied at Studio Escalier in Argenton-Chateau, France, with Timothy Stotz and Michelle Tully and with Greg Hindle OCAD and John Joy in Canada. Her artwork has been exhibited in solo, local and national shows. She is a member of numerous art organizations.
Price Range - $2,000-$7,000
Fees and Terms - Portrait will be delivered to client's satisfaction 3-6 months after photo session with balance paid at that time. Framing, shipping, travel expenses and sales tax are additional. Contact artist for details.
Website - www.moiradedrick.com
Norman F. Simms
Biography - Norman Simms lives in Fairless Hills, PA, where he expresses himself through creating fine art. He is pursuing a MFA degree at the Academy of Art University and is a member of the Pastel Society of America and Portrait Society of America.
Price Range - $375-$3,200
Fees and Terms - Prices vary on size and subject. Works from life and/or photographs. 40% deposit due at start and remaining balance due when painting/drawing completed to client's satisfaction.
Website - www.junoarts.com
Biography - Olga Dickey-Demchenko, also known as Olga D., was born in Russia, educated in Moscow, and found her success in Europe as an artist. She came to the U.S. in 1999 and lives and continues her art career in Fountain Valley, CA.
Price Range - Small: $4,000, medium: $15,000, large: $30,000
Fees and Terms - All packaging and shipping charges are paid by client. A 50% deposit is required to begin portraits and is due upon contract signing. The balance of payment is due prior to shipping completed works.
Website - www.olgadickey.com
Patsy Arrington Dorsett
Biography - Dorsett captures the elusive human quality known as spirit, making her art unique. Recent notable commissions of the Lanford Brothers Co. were Mr. & Mrs. Stanard Lanford and CEO's Jack and Stan Lanford. Specializing in corporate and family oil portraits.
Price Range - $3,000-$16,000
Fees and Terms - Size, background and prices will be discussed. After final design approval, a contract is signed and 40% down payment is due. Balance paid on completion plus other costs. Cash or checks accepted.
Website - www.dorsettportraits.com
Biography - I specialize in portrait & equine paintings. I've had two pieces in the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists 2008 National Exhibition. A painting at the University of Alberta and pieces in Canada, U.S.A., Europe & Korea. In the Mosaic Mural The Horse Gift published in book & poster.
Price Range - $1,000 & up depending on size & number of people
Fees and Terms - I work from a photograph. I require 30% non-refundable deposit before I start and the rest when completed or installments, if requested. Shipping & insurance paid by client.
Website - paulahawkes.com
Biography - Becker received the National Sculpture Society's Hoffman Prize for uplifting works. His private and public commissions include Mayor Tom Bradley, Laguna Hills Civic Center, and American ex-POWs. Becker studied at Stanford and Escola d'Art Barcelona, and has exhibited from La Jolla to NYC.
Price Range - $5,000-$100,000
Fees and Terms - No fee for initial discussions. Payments in thirds: to start, at clay approval, and upon delivery. References available. From photos or live sitting at my San Diego studio. Travel may be arranged.
Website - www.richardbecker.com
Biography - Richard Rhodes has a MBA from the University of Chicago is a retired bank executive and describes his work as realistic portraits of interesting people.
Price Range - $2,500 and up, negotiable
Fees and Terms - Artist requires 2 sessions with subject. Can work from secondary photo reference. Nothing larger than 16 x 20". Artist can come to client for sittings and photos. Modest expenses and quick turnaround.
Website - none
Biography - This classically trained artist is currently being honored by the Portrait Society of America. His work has appeared at both the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in addition to numerous New York galleries. His portraits capture the personality of the sitter in highly sophisticated compositions.
Price Range - $3,000-$10,000
Fees and Terms - For corporate, families and children, just one or two 1.5 hour sittings for photography/sketches. One-third deposit to commence. Will travel throughout metropolitan tri-state area. Inquire about Portfolio discounts.
Website - www.silvermanportraits.com
Robert T Call
Biography - Call has a half century of portrait painting experience with expertise in individual and corporate accounts in media and entertainment, as well as families. Portrait estimates are based on life-size renderings—head and shoulders to full length. Please contact us and we will do the rest.
Price Range - $1,200-$9,000
Fees and Terms - Expanded terms on website.
Website - http://www.callportraitstudios.com
Biography - Rod Lamkey studied under David Hardy at the Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland, CA. Specializing in portraits, still life, figurative and scenery, Lamkey paints strictly with oils using archival techniques and quality.
Price Range - $2,500-$15,000
Fees and Terms - Portraits and other commissions: one-third down, one-third on approval of grisaille (monochrome) composition, and one-third upon delivery of finished painting. Travel expenses extra.
Website - http://www.rodlamkey.net
Romeo Castillo MananQuil
Biography - Romeo Castillo MananQuil has his BFA from the University of the Philippines. He is an illustrator, painter/portraitist, art professor and Philippine bank note and coin designer. MananQuil is the founding president of the Philippine Artists Group in Canada. Represented by Bridges Art Gallery.
Price Range - $750-$10,000
Fees and Terms - Please see artist website for fees. Prefers working with live sittings and photography or good existing photos of subject. Travel, frame, shipping/ handling, taxes, etc., are extra.
Website - www.mananquil.com
The Portrait Source
Biography - For over 25 years, The Portrait Source has successfully matched portrait artists and clients. With 20 portrait consultants across the nation, The Portrait Source can guide clients through the exciting process of choosing the perfect artist. Best of all, services are free.
Price Range - $3,000-$100,000
Fees and Terms - 50% deposit to secure sitting date. Travel, lodging, shipping and other sitting and delivery expenses are additional. Balance due within 10 days of delivery. Can also help with framing.
Website - www.theportraitsource.com
Biography - Vianna Szabo has won numerous national awards for her oil and pastel portraiture. Szabo's work is distinctive for its use of rich vibrant color combined with a classical painting approach. Her portraits hang in over 100 private collections.
Price Range - $1,500-$7,000
Fees and Terms - Please contact artist for further deatils.
Website - www.viannaszabo.com
Biography - Wendy Walworth attended Wells College and received an Art History degree. She continued her art training at the Art Students League, National Academy of Design, New York Academy of Art and the School of Visual Arts. She studied privately with Burton Silverman.
Price Range - $6,000-$24,000
Fees and Terms - Payment shall be one-third upon commission, one-third upon commencement and one-third upon completion. All payments are nonrefundable.
Website - http://wendywalworth.com
William T. Chambers & Timothy J. Chambers
Biography - Father and son, William and Timothy Chambers represent the best in American portraiture. Their award-winning works hang in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S.
Price Range - $5,500-$30,000
Fees and Terms - Visit the websites or contact the artists for more details.
Winifred Perkin Gray
Biography - Since 1973, Winnie Gray has represented some of the most revered portrait artists throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is known for her integrity and commitment to cultivating a harmonious client/artist relationship. Among her clients are Gordon Wetmore, John Howard Sanden and Paul Newton.
Price Range - $15,000-$75,000
Fees and Terms - Contact the artist for more information.
Website - www.wpgart.com