Mini Portraits Overview

I am often contacted by people about commissions whom do not want a highly involved, detailed portrait for monetary reasons or what is involved.  The large detailed portraits can take me upwards of 60 hours to complete. I wish I could offer them at a lower rate, but I cannot.  However, there is another option. Mini Portraits.




Popular with athletes to capture the special achievement.

  Graphite and Watercolor

Graphite and Watercolor


Turn that special occasion into a work of art.

  Graphite and Charcoal on Toned Paper

Graphite and Charcoal on Toned Paper


Honor your pet with a one of a kind mini portrait.

What are they?

Mini Portraits are whimsical, fun and expressive - much less complex with lower detail than the larger standard portraits and therefore completed in less time.  These are always 5x7, done on watercolor paper in a combination of watercolor and graphite, all graphite or all watercolor. If you are interested in commissioning one, they are as affordable as $350 for a single subject.  I can create these in between some of my larger projects, and turn them around fairly quickly. 

As Easy as three steps

  1. Place your order below with credit card or contact me for other payment options.
  2. Email your reference photograph(s) to  If there are special consideration I will notify you via email or phone.
  3. Within two weeks the painting will be shipped to the shipping address on the order.

Why Are They Prepay?

These paintings move too quickly to bother with deposits and collecting final payments before shipping.

Turnaround Time

Most of the time these studies can be ready to ship within 7 to 10 days. I will update the timeline if the studio schedule is too full.