Tradition Studio: Fine Art by Matt Philleo

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Rates - Portraits & Pets

My rates are based on size and detail-which equates to studio time and cost of materials. For full-color paintings, I charge approximately $2.65/square inch for one subject, with an increase for each additional subject. (As you add more subjects, the cost per subject goes down, and as the size increases, the cost per square inch goes down as well.) Black and white drawings start at about $.1.50/ square inch for the first subject.

I want my artwork to be affordable for just about any budget. A smaller sized work may not have the visual impact on a wall that a larger one would, but it will still have an amazing amount of color and detail that will draw your eyes to it. Pick what works best for you! I offer standard sizes made for easy DIY framing. (For custom sizes, contact me, and I'll give you a quote.)

All of my artwork comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and lifetime warranty. Order your custom artwork today, with only a 25% down deposit required to start!

Painted Portraits--Acrylic on Canvas (on stretcher bars, unframed) or Panel

  Subjects (People, Animals, Objects, Items, Detailed Backgrounds)
Size: 1 2 3 4 5+
4x6 $200 300 350 425 550
5x7 $275 400 500 575 725
8x10 400 600 750 900 1,000
11x14 600 900 1,050 1,250 1,600
16x20 1,200 1,750 2,250 2,650 3,300
20x24 1,600 2,450 3,150 3,750 4,600
24x30 2,450 3,450 4,500 5,200 6,300
30x40 3,450 5,200 6,450 7,550 9,500
36x48 4,700 7,150 9,000 10,400 13,150
48x72 8,450 12,750 16,100 18,600 24,750

Pencil Portraits

Black & White Sketches--Graphite on Strathmore Illustration Board or Paper

  Subjects (People, Animals, Objects, Items, Detailed Backgrounds)
Size: 1 2 3 4 5+
4x6 $50 100 175 200 300
5x7 $125 150 200 275 350
8x10 175 200 275 325 425
11x14 225 300 350 400 550

Black & White Drawings--Graphite on Strathmore Illustration Board or Paper (High detail, photo-realistic)

  Subjects (People, Animals, Objects, Items, Detailed Backgrounds)
Size: 1 2 3 4 5+
4x6 $150 175 200 275 350
5x7 $200 275 325 400 500
8x10 300 375 450 600 750
11x14 500 625 775 950 1,250

Live Sketches

  15-30 min portrait drawing from life--1 subject. $10/ each additional subject
Come visit me in my studio, or I will travel to you. (Travel fee may apply)
11x14 $25

Subjects are people, animals, objects, or detailed backgrounds. A very detailed background, or any subject with a lot of complexity or detail will be considered as 5+ subjects. I paint directly from your photo(s). Combining several pictures into one painting or drawing is not a problem!

A 25% down deposit is required to start a portrait. This deposit is refundable if a portrait does not meet your satisfaction. For every portrait, your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Commissioning a portrait is easy.

1. Email me the photo you want me to paint from, and let me know what you're looking for.
2. After we discuss your project and set the price, I email you an invoice, and you pay a 25% down deposit. I start the portrait.
3. When the portrait is complete, I email you a proof. Once you approve it (changes can be made) then I send you the invoice for final payment.
4. Upon payment I ship out the actual portrait.
5. You receive the portrait! (Your satisfaction is guaranteed. You have 30 days to return the portrait if you feel anything needs to be changed. Rarely ever happens.)

To commission a portrait, or if you have questions, contact me: [email protected] or 715-839-1126.

Tradition Studio--Fine Art by Matt Philleo-Since 1991, Celebrating 28 Years of Creating Custom Portraits.