Portrait Paintings

April Dyck portrait portraits are vastly different than her contemporaries.  Any qualified artist can paint a portrait to represent your loved one, but why not capture their personality and essence as well?  Why just paint a figure?  That is what separates April Dyck from her peers, her ability to paint life in the portrait and encapsulate a moment forever.  There is nothing lifeless or stagnant about April Dyck's portrait paintings:  they breathe, they respond to your gaze, and they live forever in a moment. 

What a beautiful and timeless gift - a gift of immortality.  Unlike a photograph, a portrait is a keepsake, an heirloom, and a treasure to be passed down for generations.  More importantly your investment in this commissioned artwork will continue to appreciate in value.

Who Commissions Portrait Paintings?  

People looking to fulfill special needs.  Some examples include:  Baptism, Maternity, Family Portraits, Weddings, Memorials, Benefactor Portraits for hospitals and various other organizations.  April Dyck treats each situation with empathy and professionalism. 

​​​ April DYCK - Fine Art

Portrait Commission of Andrea Perron,

Oil on cradled panel, 24"x34", 2018

Portrait Commission Procedure

The project will begin with the client emailing the artist with a rough idea of the project, the subject matter and a timeline.  Please keep in mind the artist works in oil paint requiring a drying time.  The portrait can take up to six months to complete.  

The artist will then have a telephone consultation with the client and a high-resolution digital photograph (300 dpi-print quality) or physical photographs will be requested by April Dyck from the client.

After receiving the photo reference Aprill Dyck will approve or provide the client with a sketch if necessary.  Upon approval by the client, the artist will email or mail a contract to the client.  A signed contract and non-refundable deposit of 50% will be required to begin the project.

In the case of International requests and domestic requests where shipping is required the client will receive a digital photo prior to shipping and at the time the remaining 50% balance is due.  All shipping costs and duty fees are the responsibility of the client.

For domestic orders where the client will be picking up the painting in person, the remaining 50% is due upon pick up.