Commissioning a portrait is a great thing.  Portrait drawings and paintings are the most intimate way to ensure your legacy lives on.  Heirloom portraiture is James' specialty.  He loves working closely with clients so that you get the best possible representation.

Commissioning a portrait is easy.  No matter where you are located James can accommodate.  Here are a few things to know about portraits:

  • Drawings take about two to three weeks.
  • Paintings take one to two months.
  • James can travel to you, or, you are always welcome to visit his studio in Asheville.
  • Drawings cost less than paintings.  They start at 300 for small heads sketches.
  • Paintings start around 6,000.  It all depends on size and background choice.
  • Detailed backgrounds add cost.
  • Shipping and framing are additional.  James is happy to help you pick out a frame.
  • Residents of NC pay 7% sales tax.
  • 50% deposit on all portraits.
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James' interest in client's needs is one of the reasons his success rate is so high.  Portraiture is a group effort.  It always involves willingness to work together for the best result.  For specifics on the process contact James directly.  He looks forward to hearing from you!