Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Accept Commission Projects?

I do, but I am selctive on the projects I take on. Please view my commission info page to learn more.

Do I License My Art To Commercial Clients?

I do. Please Email info@savvypalette with your details and I will get back to you with terms.

Do You Offer Limited Edition Fine Art Prints?

Yes, I do. Currently my prints are limited in quanity to (50) per piece. Prints are painted on fine art paper with archival inks. Shipped in a mailing tube.

Do You Offer Workshops?

Yes, I do. Typically a few times a year at art guilds. I post updates to my site and social accounts when I have a workshop coming up. To stay informored join the Palette by subnitting your Email. Get updates on shows, workshops & specials.

Do I Accept Bulk Purchases From Consultants and Designers?

Yes. Please Email with your details and I will reply.

How Much Do Your Prints Cost?

My signed limited edition prints start at $125.00 and come with a C.O.A. I accept payment through PayPal invoice. Prints are shipped rolled in a mailing tube.

Do You Do "Live Painting" and Speaking Engagments?

Yes, I do. I charge $35.00 per hour for these type of events with a minimum of two hours. Please email at least two weeks prior to your event with details.

Do You Offer Discounts or Sales?

For special occasions and seasonal events I do typically offer special discounts and sales. It's best to join the FREE palette newsletter via email to stay up todate on what I am currently offering. Please don't ask for a friend, or family discount as I do not offer that.

Do You Paint In Any Other Style?

No. I am a contemporary abstract artist with a focus on "Spontaneous Realism."

What is Spontaneous Realism?

Spontaneous realism is a form of art, a sub-genre of realism, involving the combination of abstract art, bold color schemes, and apparent brush strokes. The original photo is referenced and then recreated with an unrealistic color palette. Spontaneous realism portraits often use acrylic paint, but other art mediums may be present.

How Much Is Your Mentor Program?

My one-on-one art coaching is meant for students who are serious about their art career and want to develope a strong creative core that will will guide them to new horizona. Each student will develope and paint three professional quality pieces during their time. The program is offered on specific Saturdays for three hour blocks and takes place at my home studio. My mentor program, "Painting with Passion" consists of four - three-hour studio sessions. 12-hours of hands on learning for $395.00. All supplies provided.

Why Are Your Originals So Expensive?

My original paintings are priced by size. I use the linear inch method when determining my price for my originals. So for example a 36 x 36 inch piece would be 72 linear inches. 72 multiplied by my current rate of $13.00 per linear inch covers my supplies, overhead and my painting time plus potential gallery commission of 25-30%.

The Savvy Artist

Starting my artistic journey in 1997, the desire to create art that I attained soon became an unyielding obligation to myself to explore the inner mechanism of my creative consciousness.


From small sketches to large scale projects, my art is a highly-personal reflection of myself.

I’ve been lucky enough to have participated in many collaborative projects, as well as exhibiting in a solo capacity, which has solidified my reputation in the art world.


If you would like to find out more about my process, get in touch.

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