A portrait celebrates and honors the special animals in our
lives, capturing memories that last a lifetime. A
portrait should not only capture the animalís outward
appearance but also its unique personality; the artwork
should reveal both the animalís physical and inner presence.
The portrait should also succeed as a painting, a piece of
art that one is proud to hang in oneís home.
To commission a portrait, contact me by telephone
(908-788-2860) or by e-mail
I will answer any questions you may have and discuss the
portrait with you. We will also make
arrangements for me to meet and photograph your animal.
If this is not possible, we will discuss what reference
materials you have available. We will also spend
some time talking about your animal. This is a very
important part of the process since it helps me capture the
essence of your animalís personality in the portrait.
After the portrait is nearly complete, I will send you a
photograph of the painting so that we may discuss any
refinements that need to be made. You may also visit my
studio in Flemington, New Jersey, to see the portrait in
If the portrait is to be a gift, it may be completed as a
surprise, or you may involve the recipient in the portrait
painting process, an activity most people enjoy.
The portrait will be delivered to you unframed unless you
request that I handle the framing for you, in which case I
would be happy to do so.