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A Little About me

Who I am, What I do

Barbara Trentalange is a musician and visual artist residing in Seattle, WA with her husband and daughter. She re-discovered the love of painting after her daughter was born in 2010. As a former Graphic Designer, Trentalange combines her graphic design sensibilities and fine artistic styling to create unique works of art. Her work has been displayed in solo shows around Seattle and featured in the Capitol Hill, Pioneer Square and Ballard art walks as well as displayed at Sounder’s clubhouse theNINETY.

Barbara specializes in large format acrylic portraiture and is largely commission-based. For more information on her work or to inquire about a portrait commission, please go to the contact page on this site.

Commission Me!

 

PRICING AND SIZING FOR PORTRAITS, PET OR HUMAN:
The majority of my portraits are acrylic on canvas. I have different pricing models.  My baseline single-subject 16″x20″ portrait on canvas is $500. Acrylic on canvas 30″ x 40″ portraits start at $1,300.

Sizes smaller than 16×20 are possible too, in watercolor as the medium. Just email me, and we can figure something out.  Each piece is painted on heavyweight watercolor paper.

*For all my work, if the painting contains more than one person or animal in it (say, a whole family portrait, or a dog and a cat, or two cats, etc.), I charge an extra $100 per extra figure.

PROCESS, INVOICING AND TIMELINE:
I will set up a time with you to take reference photos if you are located in the Seattle area. If you prefer I replicate a photo that you love, we can discuss the possibility. Turn around time varies, but typically I can turn around your painting within 2-4 weeks, so inquire for details. When the piece is done, I email you an image, and send you tracking info for the piece once it’s en route. I require a deposit up front to cover materials. Invoice to be paid in full before the portrait is shipped/delivered.

 

Hire Me!

 

I WOULD LOVE TO ILLUSTRATE SOMETHING FOR YOUR PUBLICATION, BRAND, BOOK, SITE, ALBUM OR WHATEVER ELSE YOU MAY HAVE IN MIND.

I’d love to work with you! My editorial illustrations can be done with a variety of medium, such as acrylic, watercolor, gauche, pencil, pastel or digital illustation to name a few. My specialty is portraiture designed to accompany profile pieces. Shoot me an email , and we’ll chat!

Sign up for my mailing list

Sign up for my mailing list to be the first to know about limited edition print sales and the yearly calendar sign-up for portrait sessions. Space is very limited, so be one of the first to know so you can have a very special moment painted for you. By signing up for my mailing list (I promise, no spam) you will receive notifications, for insiders only, of when I will be selling limited-edition prints of my original work. I also send an email once a year, only to my subscribers, to have access to my sign-up for portrait work. I only do 20 portraits a year, so being in the know of when the yearly sign-up is, may secure you a spot!

Portfolio

some samples of my work

To view the whole portfolio, click here.

Testimonials

Nice things my clients have said about my work

kim_testimonial_smI’ve had many pictures made of my dogs but none have been quite as fun as the portrait Barb painted of them… >>>More

-Kim Rachmeler

emelie_testimonial_smI had a rough idea of what I wanted to surprise my husband with. After a brief explanation, Barb grasped what I had in mind…   >>>More

-Emelie Kallen

dee_testimonial_smOur 25th anniversary was approaching and we wanted a painting less formal then the 1980’s silly staged photos taken at our wedding… >>>More

-Diana Johnson

Painting Progressions

how it all comes together