Pastels are pure pigments mixed with binders and have been in use since the Renaissance (think really, really good chalk). They add a lifelike dimension to the work and are a classic option for children’s portraits. I love creating these pieces and thinking about the life that the art will have as it is passed down from generation to generation.
16” x 20” ~ head and shoulders $2,200
20” x 26” ~ 3/4 view $2,800
24” x 36” ~ 3/4 view or full $3,400
Pastel portraits are on archival French board. All pieces are created with the highest quality pigments. Contact me to talk about other sizes or special backgrounds. These prices are for solid or no background. Specialty backgrounds add $200-$500 depending on complexity. The portraits come unframed. Pastels require glass to protect them from smudging. Sales tax added when appropriate.
HOW TO GET STARTED:
Email me through the CONTACT page. You can send me high resolution photos from family photo shoots, school pictures, or a simple photo studio near you. If you would like to travel to my studio in Winston-Salem, NC, I can take the photos. The better the photos, the more detail I am able to achieve. We can chat about colors, sizes and price etc. I require a 50% deposit to hold your spot on my calendar.