Chris Saper Heirloom & Corporate Portraiture
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Chris Saper is an incredible artist! Her amazing talent captured the very essence of my son with his personality radiating from the canvas. This portrait is truly one of my most valued possessions. Thank you Chris Saper!Feb 6, 2013
Chris is not only an amazingly talented artist, but the consummate business professional as well. Everything she does is the deffinition of intgrety, elegance and class. I worked side by side with Chris for two years, enjoying her charming prescence, and watching her stunning talent unfold week by week, as she worked on her subjects. I am the proud owner of one of Chris' pieces. It is one of my most treasured possessions. Thank you Chris for making my home more beautiful by sharing your gift. Love it, love you!Jan 26, 2013Chris S.'s reply
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing structure is very straightforward - I charge by body parts: head and shoulders; half figure with hands, full figure etc. It can take me as long to paint a pair of hands as a face, so my fees are a reflection of the time required for each level of complexity. My fees are published on my website.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have a Bachelor's degree in fine art, with a minor in business administration. After graduation from college it dawned on my that I'd have to (gulp) support myself. I entered graduate school and received a master's degree in health care management, and spent the next seventeen years as a health care executive in Phoenix AZ. When my son was born in 1989, I looked at his face and decided to paint him. I developed a business plan to transition from the health care field and here I am, 22 years later.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I work with each client to create a treasured heirloom of original fine art, capturing the personality and uniqueness of each subject I paint. I can help them to capture moments in time, love, honor and respect. I particularly enjoy painting posthumous portraits to capture families' memories of their loved ones,