The ideal situation when producing custom portraits is to work with a live model. Portrait work involves choosing a pose or posture, measuring, photographing, and sculpting. It is possible to create a figure without a model present.
Portraits are best made life size.
Portraits start at $1,000 in clay and $3,000 in bronze.
Models are welcome to visit my studio or gallery in Portland, or I am happy to travel to complete a piece provided that travel expenses are paid.