Portrait Commissions

Portrait Commissions Accepted

Nancy accepts several portrait commissions each year. Working in oils, watercolor, acrylics, or graphite, Nancy’s informal and expressive style captures her subjects with dignity and intimacy. Commissioned artwork of other subject matter (e.g. custom architectural renderings, renderings of travel photos, personal still lives) are also available. Nancy currently has a waiting list, and is accepting commissions for 2014/15 delivery.

Interlocking Portraits™ are Nancy’s latest creative endeavor and allow for a modular family portrait that can be displayed in a group or disassembled for far-away family members and gifts. Ask about Interlocking Portraits™ for a modern and fun approach to the family portrait.

The Portrait Process:

At a preliminary planning meeting, Nancy will collaborate with the client to visualize the mood, setting, composition, and attire for the portrait. Next, Nancy will meet with the subject to take dozens of photographs. This allows her to get to know the subject(s) and experiment with a variety of poses and lighting. A few weeks later Nancy will have sketches ready to show the client. After approval of sketches and direction, Nancy will create a unique and compelling work of art.


A deposit of 1/2 of the amount of the total commission fee is required to secure a place in Nancy’s docket. Portrait pricing starts at $1,200 and varies based on size, medium and number of subjects. The deposit is due upon sketch approval with the balance due at delivery of the completed portrait.

Framing and delivery charges are not included in the artist’s fee. Please request additional pricing if you would like to add framing or shipping.

Request a Portrait Commission Quote:

Nancy is now accepting commission requests for 2014/2015 delivery. She occasionally honors requests to deliver for a particular occasion if adequate time is allowed.

Nancy’s art studio is located at 4040 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago’s Albany Park neighborhood and is open by appointment only. To inquire about commissioning a painting contact Nancy at: 773.297.5643 or request a project quote.

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