The Idea

Large Scale Portraits of people with a lot of life experience that integrate the actual words of their stories into the lines and wrinkles of their faces.

Thursday, October 6, 2011


For those of you who may be interested in commissioning a painting. I would be thrilled to accept. For a 4'X 5' (as seen at Art Prize) the cost is $2500. For a 3'X4' the cost is $2300. You may also commission a portrait drawn in charcoal- 4'X 5' for $1700 or 3'X'4 for $1500.

Thank you very much to all who inquired!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Up next- Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Competition

I have decided that next big endeavor will be entering the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013 at the Smithsonian Institute's National Portrait Gallery. The prize is $25,000 and a commission for the permanent collection. The deadline is coming up at the end of this month so I would like some feedback, please. Of the 5 portraits I did for ArtPrize, which do you think is the most compelling- Esther, Bill, Frank, Inez, or Cirila?