For a number of years I have been seeking out spaces to paint as my subject matter. I’m interested in capturing the character of a place by exploring its physical qualities and how it is shaped by its inhabitants. A space has a presence by virtue of materials, design, and organization. People occupy a space and fill it with things for a variety of reasons, including utility and display. Time and environment are also factors.
When painting from life, I’m able to fully embed in my surroundings, and by being present I gain a more nuanced understanding of my subject. Because I’m always on the lookout for diverse and interesting spaces, the undertaking of commissions is a natural outgrowth to what I do. I approach commissions the same way that I approach all my paintings, by looking for compositions that bring together the elements that create this sense of character.
The commissioner receives a memento of a particular time in the life of a place.
Prices by size
Paintings are oil on wood panels and sizes range from 6” x 8” to 16” x 20” and can cost from $550 to $1000 (custom sizes and supports are available). Larger sizes cost more.
Paintings made on-site are preferred, but not required. My on-site process usually takes 5 days with 4-5 hours per sitting, depending on the size of the painting. I have a French easel and drop cloths. The first day is spent sketching and taking photos. The next four days are spent painting, and typically a work week is enough for me to complete the painting. It’s nice if the work days are consecutive, but it’s not absolutely necessary.
Framing available at an additional charge.