Frequently Asked Questions
What do your packages include?
The basic package starts with an oil on canvas painting. We will decide beforehand what the subject matter will be. I will come to the location a couple of hours early, take a LOT of reference photographs, set up my equipment and supplies, and paint throughout the event. At the end of the event, I’ll take the artwork back to my studio for final finishing and touchup. About 2-4 weeks later, I’ll send you photos of the finished painting. When you approve it, I’ll deliver it to you.
How much will it cost?
Pricing begins at $2,500 for an 18”x24” painting. Most packages are between $2,800 to $4,200. This includes the couple plus up to four other people. Additional recognizable figures are extra.
Larger paintings can have better likenesses, while smaller paintings will be easier to place in a home. Travel and delivery costs for areas outside of a 1.5 hour drive from Asheville will have to be added as well.
Can we get the painting in a different size?
You can have almost any size painting you want. The most common sizes are:
The 18”x24” is the smallest available and we can go as large as you like. I often recommend the 24”x30” rectangular canvas, or either the 24”x24” or 30”x30” square ones. These are all large enough to command attention, but not so large that you have to rearrange your house to accommodate them.
What options do we have?
The sky’s the limit, really. In addition to different sizes, you can get notecards with the completed painting, have more than one painting of the event, or have portraits made.
What is your painting style?
My style is traditional realism. I want my figures to have good likenesses and a lot of life. Getting both requires considerable work, which is why I take it back to the studio for finishing.
What areas do you serve?
Primarily North and South Carolina, eastern Tennessee, north Georgia, and Virginia, but I can go pretty much anywhere within a one-day drive. If your event is more than two hours from Asheville, I will have to charge for travel. Don’t worry, I’m very reasonable!
What is your availability?
I only do about 8-9 per year. Many wedding painters do several times that number. I find that I need to know something about the people that I'm painting. This personal connection is what allows me to bring life to the images. If I do more events, then that personal connection is affected. That means: if you want my services, book early!
What equipment do you need?
I provide my own equipment and supplies. I will need a small area, about 8’x8’, to set up, and a wall plug for electricity.
How do we book you?
Go to the Contact Page and let’s start talking! When we’re clear on what the project entails, then we’ll sign a contract and lock it in with a 10% deposit. The balance and any travel, shipping, and other costs are due prior to the event.
Do you have a guarantee?
Yes! I will work with you to make sure you like the results. If, despite all that, you still don’t like the painting, I will keep it and refund all but the deposit and travel costs.