Portraiture is hard! Drawing or painting a representation of an individual isn't as simple as you might think. Even to a seasoned artist, trying to capture the essence of someone goes beyond simply making a mark in the right place. It requires chemistry and confidence. As a contemporary artist I struggled with the notion of doing commission portraiture. I have changed my perspective and now afford myself and the art of making portraits much more respect.
Here are some examples of my portraits, drawn and painted on antique cotton rag paper, cedar panels or belgian linen stretched or linen boards. The drawings are around A4 size and start at $500, the large paintings are charcoal and acrylic on Belgian linen and start at $3000. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested.