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maya portrait

For many years I have painted occassional portraits, often family members (not to mention Irish farmers and musicians), I have recently begun taking commissions, usually children, but also people of all ages.

I attempt to capture a casual moment, a quiet time, a mood with my portraits.  If you are looking for a formal, carefully posed portrait, I'm probably not your man.  My paintings have simple compositions with strong directional lighting. I paint in oils on canvas.

I specialize in smaller paintings like "Maya Grace at Three" and "Martin Hayes" or slightly larger oval canvases such as "Caitlin at 17."  I can do larger canvases such as "After the Aire" but whatever the size of the painting I am always looking to capture an unguarded moment.

The process begins with a one-hour or longer photography session, either in your home or here in my studio in Narberth.  I compose the painting based on images from that sitting. The whole process typically takes about a month. If you are interested you can see more at my website, call me at 610-667-9647, or email me.

Prices are usually dictated by the size and complexity of the painting.  For example a small (8x10) simple painting like "Maya" would be $1500.  An 11x14 oval painting like "Caitlin" would be $2000.  Larger portraits like "Aire" would be $2500.  Pencil portraits are $600.

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maya portrait
ceide fields

Maya Grace


Marin Sweeney


Judy Tecosky


Caitlin at 17

Karen Maguire



Kellie Liston

Brigid Maguire Liston

Cindy Maguire

sterling fuller
Hanna Sweeney


Patrick Barrie


Sterling Fuller at 90

Hanna Sweeney


martin hayes
After the Aire Irish Fiddler
Martin Hayes
Arianna Flood







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