About the Artist

Procedure & Fees



"Nothing is more special than
a beautiful portrait painting that can be handed down for generations." —Dorothy Sitka

Adorn your home with gorgeous family portraits from Dorothy Sitka Studio in Houston, Texas. Specializing in portrait painting that captures your loved ones.

Portrait Painting Method

Portraits are very personnel and so I hope to make each one very special not only in creating a likeness but also the spirit and personality of the subject. Children portraits, family portraits, or a corporate portrait, all start the same.

First I will ask for a chance to photograph a setting in my studio, or I can travel to you.

If this is not possible sometimes I can work from your photographs.

After we agree on concept, size of canvas, date of completion, and price, a contract is created and 33% is due. All finished work is subject to your approval and during the painting process I will send a photo showing progress. Any input that will help me create a painting you will love and cherish is encouraged.

Commissioning a Portrait

After we agree on source photographs, concept, portrait cost, and delivery date, an Invoice will be created and e-mailed to you. At this point a 33% deposit is required by credit card, pay pal or check. The portrait is actively commissioned when your deposit arrives, reserving you a place on our work schedule.

Our Commitment

All finished portraits are subject to your approval when the work is complete. You'll receive a photo file for proofing and approval of the finished work. Once approved from your electronic proof, you remit the remaining 66% of the commission, and your painting will be shipped to you.

If you are not completely satisfied with any work when it arrives, you may ship it back an alteration, within reason, at no cost. We offer this no-nonsense guarantee to illustrate how completely we stand behind the quality of our work.

Pricing & Fees

Please contact me for individual pricing. Prices vary depending on overall size and the amount of detail included. Prices range from $1000 to $25,000 depending on pose and number of subjects . Travel expenses are included.


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