Capture a precious moment in your life or the life of your loved one with an original work of art.

In our current culture of quick digital images, a painting created by an artist has spiritual power and energy. Maria’s oil paintings have a rich, luminous quality that catch anyone’s eye wherever they are displayed. Commission a custom piece of fine art and add a unique heirloom to your collection.

The realistic style in which I paint allows me to take on a range of subjects as commissions, but my specialty is portraiture and the figure. Also, still life commission featuring your favourite books are welcome. (see my book paintings)


1. Consultation
Discussion of objectives for the painting takes place in person, over the phone or email. Topics such as subject, composition, size, backgrounds, props, deadline etc are discussed. Reference images supplied and if photoshoot is required, that is also arranged.

2. Proposal
A proposal is presented by the artist outlining details and costs for the client’s approval

3. Photoshoot (if required)
If the commission is a portrait, a photoshoot takes place.

4. Review
When the painting is almost complete, the client is invited to visit the studio for a viewing or they receive a photo of the work in progress.

5. Final
When the painting is complete, appropriate arrangements can be made regarding framing, shipping etc.


The following is an indication of average prices according to 3 standard sizes. These may vary depending on complexity of the composition and other factors.

Commission fees average $2-$4 per square inch
16 x 20 in (40cm x 50cm)  –  $640 – $1280
20 x 24 in (50cm x 60cm)  –  $860 – $1620
24 x 30 in (61cm x 76cm)  –  $1240 – $2480

Here are some considerations to give us some information to start thinking about your image.
• Approximate Size
• Orientation (horizontal, vertical or square)
• Subject – figures, portrait, pets, still-life objects etc
• Mood (formal or casual, colour combinations, time of day etc)
• Frame (hand-crafted or contemporary floater)
• Timing for completion

For more information contact me