Portrait Process

Portrait process and pricing is outlined on the Minnesota portrait artist process and pricing page.

Process | Prices | Love it Guarantee


Click the image below to watch a portrait painting come to life

First, I visited with the client and took a couple hundred photos of the young woman interacting with her horse, and then searched through the photos looking for ones that captured their personality and relationship. There was a client-visit to the studio to see paintings of different sizes and to help them decide on the right size for them.

The video above starts with me sketching up some of the collector’s favorite poses, to help with decision making. When the focus is narrowed down to just the young woman and horse, it’s easier to see what will come through in the portrait painting.


Parent and child portrait paintings

Shipping in the USA or Canada and a simple frame included. Travel is an additional charge. People or pets beyond the first two are an additional charge.

People occasionally ask if I paint other types of portraits.

I take a very limited number of portraits besides parent-baby portraits. If you have other portrait needs, contact me for availability. Corporate portrait painting pricing is more expensive because they are more work.

Corporate portrait pricing

Travel is an additional charge.

Love it Guarantee

I hope you will love your painting, and that it will bring you joy for decades to come.

I put my heart and soul into all of my paintings, and so far, all of my collectors have reported that they love their paintings when they are complete. If, however, you are not happy with your portrait painting, let me know and we can talk about whether or not some changes to the painting would make you love it. I’ll either make changes or refund the payments you have made beyond the non-refundable deposit.

I want each collector to love their painting, and will do what I can to make sure that happens!