Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Dose A Piece Take You To Paint?


On avergae, my larger pieces take about 35 to 45 hours to complete. My smaler pieces typically average about 25 to 30 hours.




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. The spontaneous realism art movement began around early 2012. Jos Coufreur, VOKA, and Françoise Nielly were among those involved in its popularization.




Do You Accept Commissions?


Yes I do, but it depends on the subject being requested and the overall style the client wants. I paint in a contemporary abstract style known as Spontaneous Realism. You can get a quote by visiting my commission page at www.savvypalette.com/commission there you can fill out a form will all the needed information to get a you quote.




Do You Teach Painting or Guest Speak At Events?


Yes I do. Please email me with your event information and I will reply within 24-hours. I typically book teaching and speking engagments in two-hour blocks and charge $45.00 per hour. I'm will to travel within 60 miles of my studio at no addirional costs. If your event is beyond my 60 mile limit I charge a $1.00 per mile (round-trip.)




What Are Your Studio Hours?


My studio is open Monday thru Friday 9am to 6pm CST. I'm closed on all hoilidays and weekends. Email is the best way to contact me - info@savvypalette.com




Where Do You Have Your Work Displayed?


I have artwork displayed in both private and public displays in the following states: Arizona Oregon California Washington Oklahoma Texas Alabama Idaho




What Is The Price Range Of Your Work?


Currently through 2022, my work ranges from $500 to $2,000. Just depends on the size.




What Is Your Biggest Accoplishment As An Artist?


In 1996, I recieved a first place award in Oregon for my painting, "Victory Touchdown" which then went on to be displayed in the Nations Capitol for a year.