Portraits by Commission & Historical Works


About the Artist

Procedure & Fees



Jiawei Shen's historical paintings can be seen at and are represented by the
Ray Hughes Gallery

270 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Sydney, Australia
Tel: 61-2-9698 3200
Fax: 61-2-9699 2716


Customers may contact theartist directly by telephone, fax, email or letter to discuss the commission. When an agreement has been reached, the customer must pay 10 percent of the total commission price to the artist.

If the customer lives overseas and the artist needs to travel overseas for sittings, this payment will be used to cover travel expenses, and will not be refunded if the customer cancels the commission at any point.

If the customer lives in Australia, this payment will not be refunded once the first sitting has taken place.

The remaining 90 percent of the total price will be payable to the artist when the customer receives the completed painting.

Customers need to sit for the artist for at least two working days. The first sitting will be for sketching and photo taking. The final sitting will be for final touches to be made to the painting. Before the last sitting, thecustomer may view the work in progress and discuss with the artist any changes that they would like to see in order for them to be satisfied with the completed work.


Size / Figure Fee
Single Portrait:  
Life-size, full-body $ 50,000 USD
Smaller than life-size, full-body $ 40,000 USD
Life-size, ¾-body $ 30,000 USD
Smaller than life-size, ¾-body $20,000 USD
Double Portrait:  
Life-size, full-body $ 80,000 USD
Smaller than life-size, full-body $ 70,000 USD
Life-size, ¾-body $ 50,000 USD
Smaller than life-size, ¾-body $ 30,000 USD
* Some figures in a group portrait would be less than full-body or ¾-body for the composition reason.


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