Portrait Commission Information

Deborah Dendler is happy to accept commissions and has successfully completed over two dozen commissioned portrait drawings, sculptures and reliefs.

Commission Procedure

The portrait commission process begins with a meeting. If possible, sittings from life are always preferable; a portrait sculpture would require 5 sittings of 3 hours each. However, time constraints or the youth of the subject sometimes make sittings from life impossible. In that case, numerous photographs of the subject are taken. The size and medium of the portrait are decided and a schedule agreed upon. A preliminary sketch is completed and submitted for approval.

Prices

Portrait Drawings

Head and neck $500

Head, neck, shoulders $600

Half figure portrait $700

Full figure portrait $800

Terracotta Portraits

Head and neck $1,200

Head, neck, shoulders $2,000

Half figure portrait $3,500

Bronze Portraits

Head and neck $7,000

Head, neck, shoulders $9,000

For commission information other than portraits, please contact the artist.