Fine Art & Commissions

Color Your Space 

My art focuses on color and humanity’s relationship with nature. From exquisite details found in fur and flowers to how nature overcomes the man-made, I use color to draw attention to aspects of the natural world that people often overlook in today’s crazy rat race. By focusing so close on the subject, sometimes to the point that it almost abstract, the viewer becomes engaged with the piece as they try and figure out what they are looking at. They know the subject is comfortable and familiar, yet the viewpoint offers them something unexpected. I want them to see, to really look and experience the natural world that we often miss. 

You can see all of my recent works on my other website, carriealderfer.com.

Portraits

Drawn portraits have a way of capturing the heart and soul of a person. I create heirloom quality drawings of your loved one. I work from your photos, so you are welcome to send several via email. Fifty percent of the total is due initially to reserve your spot on my work list. Portraits take approximately 4 weeks to complete, depending on my schedule and the size and complexity of your portrait. Artist quality colored pencils follow strict lightfastness guidelines, and I use only archival artist paper. 

5″ x 7″, one person, simple background – $200
8″ x 10″, one person, simple background – $500
11″ x 14″, one person, simple background – $950

If you want additional people or a complicated background, I will be happy to quote you a price.

Pet Portraits

Pets are family. I have 6 cats of my own, so I know how important your special friend is. I create heirloom quality drawings or paintings of your pet. I work from your photos, so you are welcome to send several via email. Fifty percent of the total is due initially to reserve your spot on my work list. Portraits take approximately 4 weeks to complete, depending on my schedule and the size and complexity of your portrait.

Realistic colored pencil works:

5″ x 7″, one animal, simple background – $200
8″ x 10″, one animal, simple background – $480
11″ x 14″, one animal, simple background – $950

Expressionist acrylic works:

5″ x 7″, one animal, simple background – $100
8″ x 10″, one animal, simple background – $250
12″ x 12″, one animal, simple background – $475
11″ x 14″, one animal, simple background – $475

If you want additional animals or a complicated background, I will be happy to quote you a price.