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Valerie Meek creates life-like portraits in pencil, charcoal and oils using traditional techniques.

The portrait commission process begins with an initial meeting to discuss type of portrait, poses, delivery time and other relevant details. Preliminary photos and sketches may be completed at this time as well.

Once the details of the pose are agreed upon, Ms. Meek will request two to three sittings to complete more detailed drawings and colour studies. A 40 per cent deposit will be required before beginning the portrait.

Balance is due upon delivery. All framing, shipping and travel expenses are additional.  Please contact the artist directly for specific information.

Portrait commissions begin at $500 for charcoal drawings; $1,500 for oil paintings.

 Each additional figure included in the drawing or painting will be an additional 50%. Additional charges also  for complex jewellery, clothing or backgrounds.