For many years I have painted occassional portraits, often family members (not to mention Irish farmers and musicians), I have recently begun taking commissions, usually children, but also people of all ages.
I attempt to capture a casual moment, a quiet time, a mood with my portraits. If you are looking for a formal, carefully posed portrait, I'm probably not your man. My paintings have simple compositions with strong directional lighting. I paint in oils on canvas.
I specialize in smaller paintings like "Maya Grace at Three" and "Martin Hayes" or slightly larger oval canvases such as "Caitlin at 17." I can do larger canvases such as "After the Aire" but whatever the size of the painting I am always looking to capture an unguarded moment.
The process begins with a one-hour or longer photography session, either in your home or here in my studio in Narberth. I compose the painting based on images from that sitting. The whole process typically takes about a month. If you are interested you can see more at my website, call me at 610-667-9647, or email me.
Prices are usually dictated by the size and complexity of the painting. For example a small (8x10) simple painting like "Maya" would be $1500. An 11x14 oval painting like "Caitlin" would be $2000. Larger portraits like "Aire" would be $2500. Pencil portraits are $600.