Commissioning an Oil Painting from Peter Perlegas

Because of time limitations Peter currently takes on a limited amount of commission paintings every month, please send him an email to inquire about prices and to reserve a spot on his waitlist. Oil painting commissions can take up to 4 to 8 weeks to complete based on the size and detail of each piece.
Sizes available
                                             22” x 28” starting at $2,500
                                             24” x 30” starting at $3,000
                                             24” x 36” starting at $3,500
                                             32” x 40” starting at $4,000
                                             36” x 48” starting at $5,000
                                             48” x 62” starting at $8,000

(prices include a standard frame of your choice)

Oil  painting commissions can range from $2500 up to $10,000 for a large life-size multi figure, highly detailed portrait. All portraits include a standard frame and free FULLY INSURED shipping, additional charges for custom framing are also available. Also, there will be additional charges per for specifically requested detailed background settings or additional figures in each painting, prices do not include artist travel and lodging expenses for a photo shoot.
A 50% down payment and the same commission contract agreement will be due in advance, for small paintings the full amount is due before beginning the painting procedure.

 The Commission process begins with an initial email to Peter Perlegas to discuss the overall concept of the portrait painting, important details such as size of the painting, background, the pose and clothing to be worn for the painting will be determined. The second session is our photo shoot or an exchange of photographs via email, while painting Peter works primarily from the reference photographs he shoots at this session or that are provided for him. This sitting can take place wherever the client would like the portrait setting to be located, such as the subjects home, office or other locations. This session is not necessary if you already have a photograph that you prefer to have re-created into an oil painting.
(All photo references must be digitally emailed Peter at the highest resolution possible in order to achieve the best results for the final painting.)

Together we will select the photographs to be used as references and we can discuss the choices either by phone or email. Upon approval of the final painting concept, Peter proceeds with the initial drafting and begins painting of the portrait in his studio, when the portrait is finished it will be presented to the client for approval via email. Once approved, the painting will be varnished and framed in your choice of framing. Once framed another photo will be emailed to the client and once approved, the payment of the remaining balance will be due. the completed painting will will be shipped to the client in the wood art crate, fully insured and will require a signature at delivery.
The entire process usually takes between 4-12 weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email Peter directly at