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Commissioning a Portrait

Successful portraits are a true collaboration between client and artist.  Before I begin a painting, I confer with the client to discuss the size, spirit, and details of the portrait, such as the number of subjects, appropriate background, where it will hang, clothing to be worn, etc.


Several photographs are taken at this time in various poses and lighting.  After reviewing the results together the final composition of the painting is decided.  

I will be happy to work from a photo if it is at least an 8" x 10" and preferably taken in natural lighting without a flash.  For posthumous portraits, I'll help select appropriate photo reference from personal or public archives.  


Please contact me for details on pricing, sizes, and mediums for commissions at

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Montclair, NJ



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