How To Commission a Painting

Commissioning a painting may be easier than you think- and it can be a memorable gift for your loved one, or a cherished memento for yourself. An avid fly fisher and wingshooter myself, I’ve found that paintings that show the person in action, on stream, or shooting, can be much more enjoyable than the usual posed portrait.

Shenandoah Bluelining, 8″ x 10″ Oil, Private Collector
Shenandoah Stealth, In Remembrance of Brent Golliday, 8″ x 10″ Watercolor, Collection of Marilyn Golliday

Perhaps you’ve been graced with that “once in a lifetime” dog that you’ll never forget, but a glimpse of him in full health & hunting mode brings a smile to your face~

On Point, 16″ x 20″ Oil, Private Collector

Or the family farm seems worlds away when you’re at your desk, but the image of it on the wall instantly de-stresses you~

Thistledown Farm, 16″ x 20″ Oil, Collection of Tim & Mary Runion

Or maybe you just can’t, for the life of you, think of the perfect, thoughtful gift for that special loved one, who loves wildflowers~

Kelly’s Passion, 8″ x 10″ Oil, Collection of Trent & Kelly Propst

Or your son just spent his first year guiding in Alaska and you really want to celebrate that fact- as he comes home to a desk job. You know this gift will be a bit of “escapism” for him!

Patrick’s Alaskan Adventure, 16″ x 20″ Oil, Collection of Patrick Propst

So, consider the possibilities- think outside the box and contact me- together we will create something special that will be cherished for many years to come!

If you’re looking for something a little simpler but still mighty special, please look into the specially-priced Pet Portraits that I offer on the next page. These larger commissioned paintings are something that you & I will develop together and that you’ll display proudly at home or in your office. I can work from your photos or help you to take more; I’ll work up a detailed sketch that together we will adjust as necessary; and before you know it, your unique painting arrives, ready for its place on your wall. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks if possible, but let me know if you need it sooner and together we’ll make it happen!

A 50% deposit starts work right away. Standard Sizes include framing but shipping or delivery and photography is extra:

11″ x 14″ $725

16″ x 20″ $875

18″ x 24″ $1100

24″ x 36″ $1525