FAQ

1. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Much like a popular tattoo artist, I usually have a waiting list at 20 people deep for those who've already made deposits. However estimated completion time depends on: 

  • Portrait Genre: Head Shoulders / Half Body / Full Body / Family / Couples / Vintage Transformations in Hollywood Glamour / Retro Pinup / Native goddess.
  • Size: 8x10 12x16 16x20 18x24 20x30 36x48
  • Speed of payment: Split payment or full upfront
  • Portrait level complexity: Standard or Premium.

Canvases can take 2 - 12 months to complete. A rush fee is added for a shorter time frame.  

2. WHAT AGES DO YOU PAINT?

Although my unique specialty is adult women in historic classic vintage glamour, I also create contemporary canvas portraiture of all ages, newborn, teenage, mature and the elderly.

3. DO I POSE FOR YOU OR SEND PHOTOS TO PAINT FROM? 

It depends on the level of portraiture. For great results I request dozens of photos for all Standard level portraits or lower level Premium portraits. It enables me to best capture your inner essence as well as the outer likeness.  For my finest level of Premium large transformational portraiture, I’d prefer a live posing photoshoot to capture all the different angles for reference used on the canvas to create my best works. 

4. CAN YOU PAINT MY FAMILY TOGETHER FROM SEPARATE PHOTOS?

Absolutely. However I do limit it to 3 people because of it's deeper emotional intimacy. Anything above 3 people works better as multiple small framed portraits hung together.

5. DO YOU MAKE FINE ART PORTRAIT CANVASES OUTSIDE OF LAS VEGAS? 

Of course! Because the digital age brings us closer via Skype and social media, I work remotely with my worldwide client base. I make up the body, hair, and wardrobe so I'd only need facial photos for Standard portraits. If arrangements are made for my Premium higher end portraits, I can travel as well. 

6. WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?

I offer 2 portrait level options:

STANDARD: Simple level of detail full color stretched canvas usually in sizes 8x10 12x16 16x20. Man-hours range from 16-36 hours of art labor - or 2 - 4 months Ranging from $900 - $1900

PREMIUM: Complex transformational deeper level of lush detail, custom hair, costume, theme, story full color stretched and framed on larger canvas using highest quality materials in sizes 16x20 18x24 20x30. Man-hours range from 40 -100 hours of art labor or 4 - 12 months. Ranging from $2100 - $5400

To book a spot on my calendar, a non-refundable deposit is required. Standard portraits can be split up to 2 payments. Premium can be split up to 4 payments.

 

I don't accept all commissions.  Calendar limited availability,

 

If you have further questions, don't hesitate to email me HERE or call 917 272 8403. I will be more than happy to help.

Thanks. 

-Santiago-