Prices & Procedures

Chase Gilbert

Portraits from Tim Liddle


Many people ask me about portraits and what is the process like and what do they cost? With portraits there are several variables to consider. Some people may have a photo of a loved one that they want painted and others want a traditional portrait. They are different in one respect. The seating fee.

Bust. Portrait work.
Single from client photo (with my approval). Best if there are 2 or 3 photos to choose from.
16”x 20” – 20”X 24” $1500 extra subjects are (dogs/cats plus $1000 each )
1/2 due once the photo is approved The balance is Due on delivery with artist choice of frame

Full thigh high photo supplied From client photo. 30”x 40”- 40”x 50”. $4500 each other subject is $1850 extra

Photo shoot seating is Extra. Local Nashville location travel expense are included in a $1000 setting fee.

Head & Shoulders



Child 20″ x 16″


$ 1,500

Adult 24″ x 18″




3/4 Length

Child 30″ x 24″


$ 4,500

Adult 36″ x 28″


$ 6,500

Adult 30″ x 40″


$ 5,500


Full Length

Child 40″ x 30″


Begin at $9500

Adult 48″ x 36″


$ 15,000

Current fees listed above are subject to change without notice. For each additional figure add 75%.
For fully developed background add 50%. Add 30% for each pet. Framing is additional.

A 50% deposit reserves a place on the waiting list and holds the current price. 

The specific procedures for a commissioned portrait may vary greatly. Typically once the size, wardrobe and subject/s are finalized the first seating is scheduled.  The seating includes that I capture photos and I may roughly sketch the composition of the portrait.  Once the composition is approved and blocked on to the canvas the client will see this stage.   When the composition is approved the first half of the payment is due from the client and the painting of the portrait phase begins. The client will see the completed portrait and can make suggestions for revision at that time.Once final revisions are revealed and the client is satisfied the commissioned portrait is signed over to the client and the final payment is collected.