portrait information & pricing
Deborah welcomes the opportunity to
create portraits of all types of animals, large or small, fluffy or
sleek, and at all stages of their lives. An artist's eye can see what
the camera often misses, making a portrait a special piece of art that
has lasting value.
There's no way your animal will hold a pose for as long as it takes to
complete his/her portrait, so photographs are an important part of the
process. If you live nearby Deborah's studio in Langley, BC, she
welcomes the opportunity to meet and photograph your animal. She also
works with many long-distance clients as well as with those whose
animals have passed on. If photographing your animal is no longer an
option, don't be too concerned if the existing photos are not the best
quality. As long as they show the appearance, markings, and other key
characteristics, Deborah can bring your animal to life on paper!
Tell your animal's story
In situations where meeting the animal is not possible, Deborah asks you
to tell his or her story. By learning about your animal, she will be
better able to infuse the portrait with personality. Telling a bit about your animal's story, including his/her history, habits and
quirks, takes only a few minutes and can be done by email, phone or in
person. This information is invaluable for a portrait that truly
captures your animal's spirit.
Portrait prices start at $350 and increase depending on the size and complexity. Like most
services, pricing is based on the time involved to create the portrait
so additional charges apply to portraits that include multiple animals,
detailed backgrounds, or other complex elements. Please contact Deborah
and she will be pleased to provide a price quote.
About the materials
Most of the portraits Deborah creates are in coloured pencil which
are wax-based pencils with rich colour pigments that withstand the test
of time. The surface she works is illustration board - a sturdy,
archival, paper-based product. The result is a highly detailed and
lifelike piece of art. She also works in graphite (lead pencil) and can
even create a portrait in hand-painted silk for those seeking something
colourful, a little bit whimsical, and slightly out of the ordinary.
If you'd like your portrait framed, Deborah offers expert framing
services using archival materials at reasonable prices.
Deborah works with many out-of-town clients. Secure shipping can easily
be arranged to your location.
To discuss possibilities, obtain a price quote, or commission a portrait
of your animal, you are invited to contact Deborah by
or phone: 778-895-0211 (Pacific Time).