Custom Painting Reservation for 2019 and now booking 2020

  • $20.00
    Unit price per 

Do you want to commission a piece in 2019 or 2020 but are unsure what photograph you'd like me to paint?  Or maybe you are uncertain about the size?  $20 reserves you a spot in the month of your choice for 2019!!  So plan a special birthday or anniversary gift!  The best part is that you lock in the portrait pricing advertised at the time of your reservation!  Spots for each month are limited! *** CHRISTMAS RESERVATIONS WiLL CLOSE OCTOBER 1st or when BOOKED*** RESERVE EARLY FOR CHRISTMAS!!  SELECT THE DECEMBER CHRISTMAS OPTION & IT WILL BE GUARANTEED FOR CHRISTMAS!

How it works.

1.  Select the month from the drop-down that you'd like to reserve and a size bracket. (You can change the size later if needed, but this helps with planning) 

3.  You will pay only $20 plus tax to reserve your spot no matter the size of your painting! 

4.  Be sure to look at the confirmation e-mail (if you don't see it check spam).  There will be a link in the confirmation e-mail to a form that you will need to fill out no later than the first day of the month your reserved your painting.  I will also need the photograph e-mailed to me.  (High quality photos please! Old photos should be scanned at a high resolution so that I can see details.) You can do this at any time between now and the month of your reservation.  Late forms, photographs, or down payments may result in a delayed painting. CHRISTMAS COMMISSION INFO DUE BY OCTOBER 1

5.  Your painting will be guaranteed to be delivered by the end of the month that you selected (if you complete step #4).  For example, if you are wanting a portrait painted for your Mom's birthday that is April 12th, you will want to reserve MARCH as your month.  You should expect it to be the end of the month before it is complete.  I work on several commissions at once and finish them all by the end of the month. ( Christmas commissions are the exception.  I need reservations AND photos by October 1st.)

6.  The $20 reservation is non-refundable, but you can transfer it to another month if you are not ready for your painting when contacted.

7. A down payment of half will be due the first of your reservation month. I will invoice you. The remaining portion is due at pickup. 


The listed prices include 1-5 people. (except with minis)  There is a charge for additional people.  E-mail me at lauragilesart(at) for a custom quote if your painting will have more than 5 people.

  • Fine art paintings are painted in acrylic on deep 1.5 inch professional canvas. Each fine art painting is unique and heirloom quality.  I can turn simple, candid pictures of your family, children, or other photographs into a treasured keepsake. You can select wood or cotton canvas. 
  • My work isn’t photo realistic and isn’t meant to be. I strive to capture the essence of the subject through their body language verses features and facial expressions. Buildings or other structures are more impressionist in nature. 
  • Professional photographs can only be used if you obtain permission from the photographer.
  • If you need a painting for a specific spot in your home, I can work with you to determine the best size.
  • I do more than portraits!  The prices here are customs from a photograph which includes structures. If you want a home decor painting (ex: floral), the prices are lower. Check out that listing! 

    Current pricing is as follows: 


    Minis are on professional wood canvas 1.5 thick.

    Pricing and sizes for mini's (1-3 people can fit on a mini. Sometimes more depending on the pose. Contact me first if you have ore than 3)

    8x8, 8x6 - $85

     6x6 or 5x7 - $65


    8x10, 10x10, 10x12 -    $125

    12x12, 12x16, 12x18, 14x14, 11x14 - $150


    16x20, 16x16, 16x20, 18x18, 20x20, 18x24 -  $196 

    LARGE & Xtra Large

    20x24, 20x30, 24x30, 24x24- $250 

    24x36, *30x30, 36x36, 30x40  $395

    30x48, 36x48, 40x40 $550

    (*30x30 is not available in wood.)

    Xtra Large sizes wood only. These are also 2.5 inches thick.

    36x72 - $695

    48x60 - $795

    48x72 - $850


    Other Custom Sizes can be quoted. 

    *Pricing effective February 2019