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Before requesting a deposit, I will expend time and effort on a portrait project - discussing the approach, meeting and photographing the subject, considering the pose and plan for the portrait, and entering an agreement with the client.  At that point, a 20% non-refundable deposit is required to proceed with further work on a commission for a portrait drawing, or a 25% non-refundable deposit for a commissioned portrait to be painted in oils. 


No further payment is required unless the client accepts the finished portrait.


As noted, I am happy to consult about framing if the client wishes that.  Custom framing orders that I place must be paid for in advance.



Rights to my work are protected under United States Copyright and the Visual Artists Rights Act of Title 17 of the United States Code.  


All written content, images and design of this website are the copyright of Sandra J. Cohen.  All rights reserved.


Upon completion of a purchase, the client will become the owner of the portrait – for their enjoyment, or to give as a gift, or to display in recognition of the subject’s achievements. As the artist, I retain the copyright with exclusive reproduction rights to my work.  Upon request, the identity of a portrait subject can be omitted if I make use of the image --  for example, by posting it to my website or otherwise submitting or displaying it as part of my portfolio of work.   


Images on this page are copyright 2013 (the dog) and 2015.

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