Commission a portrait of a loved one or pet by an award-winning artist
What Do You Want?
• Do you want head and shoulders or full body?
• How many people or animals do you want in the painting?
• Do you want a simple or complex background?
• Do you want a painting of the pet parent with the pet?
• Do you want a painting of your loved one?
• Do you want a painting or a black & white drawing?
• What size painting/drawing do you want?
• Do you want to commission a group gift, where relatives/friends contribute to the commission? (This is an affordable option that clients often do.)
People Paintings: The smallest painting Shelley does of a person, head and shoulders with a simple background on gallery-wrapped, archival cotton canvas or traditional canvas is 12 x 16 inches. The fee for this size painting with a simple background is $1400. Full body, complicated attire, complex background, additional people and a larger size canvas increase the price.
Pet Paintings: The smallest painting Shelley does of a pet, head and shoulders with a simple background on gallery-wrapped, archival cotton canvas or traditional canvas, is 8 x 10 inches. The fee for this size painting is $500. Full body, complex background, additional people/pets and a larger size canvas increase the price.
Black & White Pencil Drawings: Each drawing is custom to your particular desires. Black & white drawings start at $175 for approximately 8.5 x 11 inches.
Note: These are wholesale prices because you are buying directly from the artist. If you were to commission Shelley's work through a gallery, the fee would be double or more.
The larger the size the higher the fee. Let Shelley know what you are envisioning and your budget. If you have a photo that you would like her to use, email it to her with your budget and ask her what size will fit your budget. Please note that Shelley will not work from a professional photographer's photo unless she has written permission from the photographer.
Photo Session Service
If you are within a 1-hour radius of the studio, Shelley offers the service of taking the photo of you and/or your pet for your painting for an additional fee.
Once you have an idea of what you want, contact Shelley for a price quote at 203.628.5355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gift certificates are available.
A deposit of 50% is due upon your order. Balance is due upon delivery. Payments can be made by check, cash or through PayPal if you wish. After your painting is completed, a digital image will be emailed to you along with the cost of shipping if you live outside of her travel distance. Upon receipt of final payment and shipping costs, your painting will be shipped to you by FedEx, Priority Mail or UPS. If you are local, Shelley will deliver it. residents.
Please Keep In Mind
This is custom work. It is done especially for you by an award-winning artist of 5+ decades of experience. Shelley brings to her work an integrity and a style that is not a rendering but a painting or drawing with feeling. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums. You are buying directly from a professional artist.