Commission Process and Portrait Fees

Preliminary studies are painted for the client’s review before proceeding to the final portrait. These 10″ x 8″ studies give the client a good idea of the intended pose, color and composition of the final painting.

Portrait Fees

Commission prices are based on a single subject. Canvas sizes may vary somewhat to adjust to compositions. Commission prices are based upon the size of the painting and the number of subjects. Pets and animals are an additional 25% of the price of the portrait.

The prices for two and three figure portraits will be established before the sitting. A discount of 10% per additional figure may be applied towards a single painting which contains two or more figures.

A child (13 and under) may be painted on a 16″ x 20″ canvas. This is a head and shoulders portrait which may include hands.

Upon request, Brian Neher will work with the client to select a custom frame that is appropriate to the painting and the placement of the portrait. Framing, shipping costs and travel expenses are in addition to the price of the portrait.


A payment of 50% of the commission price is required at the time of the sitting. This payment is non-refundable in order to compensate for the artist’s time and progression of the portrait. The remaining balance is paid upon completion of the portrait.

Contact Brian

Call (704) 543-8815 or email for current portrait pricing information and to explore how I can help you capture those once in a lifetime moments that are worth remembering for years to come.

*Brian is currently accepting commissions for 2022. If you would like to be added to his current waiting list for an upcoming portrait sitting, you can email him at

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