Steps towards a PortraitSure

STEP 1: Explore the possibilities. Ask me whatever questions you may have, and find a suitable reference photo. For tips on selecting a good reference photo, click here. Feel free to share a few candidate photos with me by email and we can determine which may be the best choice. Contact me by email to or by using this contact form.

STEP 2: Decide on options:

  1. Medium: Check these examples to help you decide whether you want a drawing in charcoal, coloured pencil, pastel, or ink. 

  2. Panel or Mat? You can choose between

    • an 8 in. x 10 in. portrait that is protected with fixative, and slipped into an 11 in. X 14 in. mat (black or white) that is ready to be framed.

    • a 10 in. x 10 in. portrait that is protected with fixative and varnish and  mounted on a birch panel that is 1.5 in. thick. Choose the colour of the panel edge (black, walnut brown, bleached white, grey, or natural). No additional framing is required.

See examples of these two options by clicking here.​​

STEP 3:  Order your PortraitSure. Your order will specify your choice of options as well as your shipping address. As part of your order, you will send me your reference photo by email and send a deposit for half the price of the portrait by e-transfer or PayPal to

STEP 4: A PortraitSure is born. I will draw the portrait and send you a digital photo preview of the drawing (normally, within 2 weeks).

STEP 5: The Finish Line. Upon your acceptance, and payment of balance owing, I will apply fixative and frame or mat as requested, wait a few days for curing and ship to you within 5-7 days.

To place an order, click here.