Thinking about asking Vicki to paint an original custom portrait, as a Special gift, or just for you?
Here's how it works: To discover the ideal vision for your portrait project, Vicki will gather visual information about your portrait through conversation, photography and perhaps paint sketches from life. Vicki prefers to paint from her own photos and references but to paint a portrait as a surprise gift, working from your own photography is sometimes possible, depending on the photo.
Alternatively, the surprise could be an organized visit to Vicki’s studio for a photography session so Vicki can acquire the reference material for the your one-of-a-kind, heirloom quality portrait.
At the photoshoot we try different clothing, postures, lighting and background and choose the images the sitter and their family think look the best and most truly show the authentic “look” of the subject. A short video can also be taken to help capture the
personality of the sitter.
Pricing is simple and an upfront 50% deposit is required to secure your place on Vicki’s commissioned portrait schedule.
The time a commissioned portrait painting takes and the process used depends greatly on the scope of the work. Scheduling a meeting at Vicki’s studio, via telephone or email is the first step to beginning your portrait project. Once Vicki has a full understanding of your portrait project, simple, upfront pricing and potential delivery dates will be given.
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Portrait Price list
KEVIN COSGROVE ,
Australian Trade Commission Consul General,
Auckland, New Zealand,
and retired Businessman
In October 2016, my daughter and I visited Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery to view a demonstration of portrait painting by 2 local artists. Sue said Dad was enthralled. True. Especially by the work of one artist : Vicki Sullivan.
Curiosity piqued, and determined to learn more about what she had described as realism painting, I rang Vicki a few weeks later and asked if she would be interested in painting my portrait ! “Why not ?” said Vicki. “I’ve just finished one of a 90 year old”. I was then 85.
So began an often intriguing and always enjoyable 7 months process during several settings both at my home and Vicki’s studio in Rye, Victoria. My purpose was achieved well beyond expectations: to learn lots of fascinating, interesting, rewarding stuff about a superb professional artist’s methods, talent, technique, concentration, commitment, intelligence. The very pleasing result showed Vicki’s purpose was admirably achieved ……
Judy Muir OAM
Vicki Sullivan is indeed a Master of the art.
Her paintings of my granddaughters are indeed exquisitely detailed and so true. They could simply walk out of their frames.
Photographs cannot depict the detail these paintings show. Skin tones and texture are true and tresses of hair cascade with life and vitality, the eyes are bright and alert and hands are truly dainty yet child-like. The composition is complete, a moment in time perfectly captured. Treasures indeed.
Portrait of Alan Hollingworth
We have a portrait of my husband done by Vicki.
What I love about it is her use of colour and shading catching the cheerfulness and kindness of my husband. It is a brilliant portrait and the light colours against a darker background works very well, the lighter being his face and neck. The use of light and shadow and the way she has caught his laughter lines and lines under his eyes is exemplary. It is very realistic and captures the essence of him. I never tire of looking at it and my friends and family just go wow….this is Alan., as in Vicki has caught him the way that they see him.