Commissioning a portrait is an investment. An investment that warms hearts, carries tradition, and enriches lives.
No matter where you are commissioning is easy! Here are a few things to know:
Drawings take about three weeks. Paintings, three months.
James can travel to you, or, you are welcome to visit his studio in Asheville.
Drawings cost less than paintings.
Shipping and framing are additional. James is happy to help you pick out a frame.
Residents of NC pay 7% sales tax.
50% deposit requested (required).
James is a self-representing artist. He does not use a third party or agent to sell his work.
Here’s why James is the right choice:
No agent or third party fees. With an agent the mark up is 20% - 40%.
You deal directly with James. In portraiture it’s best to work directly with the artist.
James stays in contact with you throughout the process. You are never left wondering.
Third party agents/portrait companies are trained in sales. They present the options they “think will sell.” James is trained in art history and what makes a great portrait.
James’ pricing is competitive.
James’ versatility provides him with the skills to paint anything.
James gives 10% of every commission to charity. How many artist do you know who do that?
Most importantly, James cares about what you want.
A few Notable Clients
UNC Asheville | Texas Christian University | University Illinois Chicago | GWU Medical School | University Southern Mississippi | UNLV | Brewster Academy | New Hampton School | SunCoast Credit Union | SEP Estate Planning | Mtn. Area Children’s School | University Missouri | St. Joseph’s University | Omni Grove Park Inn | Dave & Kay Phillips, High Point, NC | Walker Wells, Charlotte, NC | Diana Wortham Theatre | St. Eugene’s Catholic Church | Joe & Cynthia Kimmel, Asheville, NC | Virginia Hamlet, Bassett, VA | McCall & Meghan Swink, Effingham, SC | Constantine & Frenchie Gogos, Washington DC | Juan del Toro Rico, Miami FL