After discovering the work of Terry Miura, a talented group of artist, and many pet portrait requests it served as inspiration to close a chapter in the dental field and pursue a new career in art. I studied at Watts Atelier of the Arts and was honored to be featured among esteemed instructors at The New Masters Academy.
I love to work 'alla prima,' a way of sketching in oil where the artist works 'wet into wet,' preferably from life.
I am currently a sketch artist and entertainment illustrator at BLT Communications in Hollywood, CA.
Rates are based on painting size. Generally, portraits or 'heads' are great in smaller sizes while a body would require a larger canvas. Check out my 'pets' gallery for ideas.
Currently, the most popular sizes are in the $650 to $1500 range, though I offer 'Fun Sized' mini portraits from $400 framed & great for gifts!
For an estimate, run through tips which you will find in the 'commissions' tab and send me a bunch of your favorite photos. If you live in the LA area, I can help take photos; if needed.
Please contact me for sketch & portrait inquiries as well!