Procedures and Fees


The portrait process begins with a client-artist consultation. The client's desires and concerns about size, medium, dress, formality, pose and background are discussed.

Nancy typically spends 1-2 hours with the subject, depending on the complexity of the portrait. She uses this time to get to know his or her character, gather information on color, do any necessary sketches and photograph the person in a variety of poses and perhaps locations. The genuine expression and gesture of the subject is the result.

Nancy Rose returns to her studio to create the portrait. A color study is prepared. The final portrait is painted on fine portrait linen for oil or the highest quality pastel papers. Portraits are delivered framed to the client for final approval.

Alternatively, sittings may be scheduled for the older child or adult.

As client comments attest, the process of acquiring an heirloom portrait is a rewarding and satisfying experience for client and subjects.

Nancy Rose welcomes all questions.


Traditional Portraits


Head and shoulders $3200
Half figure $3800
Three Quarter Figure $6000
Full Figure $8500

Soft Pastel

Head and shoulders $3000
Half figure $3500
Three Quarter Figure $5500
Full Figure $8000

Traditional portraits of life size or near life size figure. Add 60% for each additional figure. A complex background is extra.
Miniature Portraits

Miniature portraits include canvas sizes up to 11 x 14 inches and are of an individual head and shoulders. These smaller portraits start at $500 and go to $2000 per person depending on size and medium.  A complex background is extra.

Confirm current price with artist. A signed contract with deposit reserves a place on the waiting list and holds the current price.