To make gift giving easy, Elizabeth Whelan offers a portrait gift certificate, amount TBD depending on the type and size of the painting.

As Elizabeth schedules a limited number of sittings a year, this gift certificate guarantees your reservation, and the amount is then applied towards the portrait fee.

It's the perfect answer if you would like to give a portrait as a gift without having to let the recipient know your plans in advance.

As with a regular portrait commission, a 50% up-front deposit is requested, and a contract is initiated with the general information needed to start the process.

Then Elizabeth Whelan will mail you an 8.5" x 11" certificate which you can present to the recipient and a sitting will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time and place.

Please note that travel, lodging, shipping, and framing are generally not included in the portrait fee.

Travel to sittings on Martha's Vineyard is free, as is the delivery of the finished portrait.