Existing Artwork 

Please contact Christie Diane via email by using the contact tab listed above.

Custom Portraits

Portrait commissions from a life sitting or photograph are happily accepted by Christie Diane. 

The portrait begins with us having initial discussions in considering the below:

  • What is the pose and composition.  Are we using an existing agreed upon photo or are we creating a new pose?
  • Canvas size?
  • What is the desired mood, colors, or stylistic feel of the painting?
  • Background preference, leaving the natural raw Belgian linen canvas exposed or adding color?
  • If at all possible, Christie likes to meet with and get to observe the special characteristics unique to the individual(s) to be painted.
  • Have you considered where the portrait will eventually hang? 
  • Will it be a gift?  Do you need it by a specific date?

Once the above is discussed and a price is set, a standard portrait contract will be signed by both parties and a non- refundable deposit of 50% is paid.

At this time, head and shoulder portraits start at $1,000. Pricing will vary due to size of canvas, amount of subjects, how much of the figure(s) are shown, if there is a photo session involved, background, etc.

If requested, after the contract is signed and the deposit received, Christie can provide a photo (by email) of the initial portrait layout/ painting.

The balance of the commission is paid when the completed portrait is received.

In general, a 16"x20", 18"x24", 20x24"  head and shoulder portrait takes approximately 30-90 days.

Expenses associated with any framing, travel and/or shipping/ packaging are additional and of course will be clearly and openly discussed and outlined.

References will proudly be given upon request.

I look forward to hearing from you in creating a special work of art of your loved ones, to be enjoyed by you and future generations...