Commission a Portrait

One-of-a-Kind Portrait Originals


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 as well as information like eye colour, birthmarks, height etc.  Before the sculpture of the head is finished, you will have the opportunity to see photos of the work in progress to make minor changes or tweaks. You'll have input in the costuming, fabrics and colours used. 

How Much does it Cost?
You'll receive the signed finished work, 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. The price starts at $1,200 and goes to $2,400 for vignettes.

Smaller relief portraits are also available. Sculpted in polymer clay on 4" x 4" stone tiles then set in a frame. For these portraits Maria will work from one good head shot photo. These portrait commissions take 4 weeks to complete. Prices start at $350.

A 50% non-refundable deposit is payable with the contract. 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 613-762-1200