studio easel elizabeth whelan artistPortrait fees vary depending on the size of the canvas, complexity of the background and number of people in the painting. Elizabeth is happy to chat to you about the options you might want to consider, such as where the painting will hang. Her experience can guide you to the best choice for your concept.

Please see the Portrait Fees page for the most requested sizes and types of portraits, and a guideline for fees. If you have budget parameters please do let Elizabeth know, and she will help you explore appropriate options.

An up-front deposit of 50% is required before the portrait sitting, and the remainder is due upon approval of the finished work. Elizabeth will provide you with in-process photos of the portrait as she works. You are also free to stop by her studio and see the work in progress.

Additional figures in the painting will increase the fee by 50% for the first additional person, and 25% for each person thereafter. Elizabeth can help you decide on the best canvas size for your project if you would like the portrait to be of a couple or group.

Pets may be included in the portrait for a small fee, and can be a lovely addition to the scene!

Elizabeth looks forward to discussing your portrait concept and bringing it to life for you. You can email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone her at 508.560.0083.