Blog / 2017 / Why People Commission Portraits
September 11, 2017
Ellen Dissanayake is the anthropologist I refer to in this video. If you are thinking about hiring me to paint a portrait, this page explains the process and lists prices.
For the most part I paint from photos I take myself of the subject during the course of an interview, and I am happy travel to meet subjects when necessary. Besides painting people and pets, I also paint homes, and I make drawings of people in marker on paper as well.