Commission a Portrait


Maria will meet with you personally, by telephone or via video conference to discuss your project in advance.

If possible, Maria likes to meet the subject and take her own photographs, if this is not possible, you will need to provide a good assortment of photographs from different angles and profiles. 

You’ll be provided with a sketch or example of what Maria plans to do before she begins the sculpture. You will also have the opportunity to see photos of the work in progress before the sculpture is cured.You'll have input in the costuming, fabrics and colours used.

How Much does it Cost?You'll receive the signed finished work, a signed hard-cover bio book and you will automatically receive 10% discount on future purchases of Maria's existing work. 

Prices vary depending on whether it's a single subject or multiple subjects. It also depends on whether props or accessories are involved and if they have to be constructed. The other variable is size - most of Maria's work is in the 22"-24" size, but if you want it bigger it will cost a little more. These are just approximate figures, but the prices range from $1,500 to $4,000.

A 50% deposit is to be paid upon signing of the contract. In the event of cancellation after the sculpting has begun, a penalty of 15% of the total amount of the contract will be withheld. If a cancellation takes place after the sculpture has been completed, the deposit will be non refundable. The remaining 50% is due when the commission is completed. The commission will be shipped after the commission is paid in full. Taxes and shipping of the artwork is not included. 

From the moment that the concept and the subject matter is approved by you, it takes on average about 4 - 6 weeks to complete your One of a Kind Original Sculpture.

Maria Saracino retains the copyright.

To contact Maria Saracino about a portrait commission you can contact her directly at or 613-425-1729 or through the Orange Art Gallery at or 613-761-1500