Frequently Asked Questions
What mediums do you use?
I love dabbling in different mediums and am always experimenting with different styles. Portraits are currently completed using graphite pencils. I hope to add color pencils by the end of 2019 (or even sooner!), so be on the lookout!
What subjects do you draw?
I prefer drawing pets and children, but I am hoping to expand to homes in the near future!
What size portrait can I order?
I currently offer the following sizes:
5" x 7" (matted for an 8" x 10" frame)
8" x 10" (matted for an 11" x 14" frame)
11" x 14" (matted for a 16" x 20" frame)
12" x 18" (matted for an 18" x 24" frame)
How many subjects can be in a portrait?
Based on years of experience, I recommend the number of subjects for each size:
5" x 7" (1 subject)
8" x 10" (1 subject)
11" x 14" (1-2 subjects)
12" x 18" (1-3 subjects)
Can you draw a portrait with a photo taken from a cell phone?
Yes and no.
What are the best photographs to send you?
The higher the resolution, the better!
How long will it take to receive my portrait?
The time to complete a portrait depends on the size of the portrait, my schedule, and if there is shipping involved. It takes me about four to six weeks to complete a portrait from start to finish. Shipping adds an additional week.
What all does my portrait come with?
Your custom portrait will include a simple white frame, a white mat, and free shipping/handling (within the US).
How are portraits shipped?
Portraits are carefully wrapped and shipped via UPS. A tracking number will be provided once the portrait has shipped.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I currently accept the following methods of payment:
Venmo (my preferred method)
PayPal (the service fee will be added to the total price)
Checks (local customers only; please do not mail a check)
Cash (local customers only; please do not mail cash)
What is your return policy?
All sales are final for custom portraits and commissions.
Clients will be asked to sign an agreement prior to the creation of a portrait. The agreement includes details on the initial deposit, previews of the portrait, changes to be made, final payment, and it serves to protect both the client and myself from encountering any surprises during the process.
Can I order a print of my commissioned portrait?
Yes! Prints are a great way to share your portrait with family and friends. Feel free to email me about ordering a print of your commissioned portrait.
I sell prints of some of my work. You can find them in the store in my website here.