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).

    Why James?

    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

 
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