I have been drawing and painting since as long as I can remember and was constantly drawing as a kid and all through High School where I took all the art classes I could. I attended the Art Institute of Dallas where I earned an Associates degree in Graphic Design which is what I actually do for a living.
I took a hiatus from my artwork for about 15 years starting in the mid 90's when, during that time my music career was taking off as I played bass in a prominent metal band which I am proud to say had two albums released around the world. I retired from music in 2004, predominately, since having a family and horses takes its toll on that or the other way around, which was my case.
I enjoy working in many different mediums including pencil/graphite, which tend to be my preferred as well as acrylics, watercolor and Prismacolor (colored pencils) as well as being skilled in working with an airbrush, which I am happy to say I just acquired 2 new Iwata brushes recently. As far as substrates, I particularly prefer working on vellum paper for my pencil/graphite pieces and cold press or canvas for the color pieces but I can work on anything you desire. I'm always for experimentation. I enjoy working in the larger sizes but tend not to go much larger than 30" x 40".
As you may have noticed, I really enjoy horses. I own a total of 4 and I enjoy competing in endurance which is long distance riding on horseback in leu of 50 to 100 miles at a time and yes, we do that in one day. I own 2 Arabians, Booger and Fortune whom are now retired, a half Arab, LV (which is short for Liberty Valence) and my youngster, Wynd who is just starting her career at age of 7. They are a major part of my life and I can't see living without equines.
I hope you enjoy my portfolio page and the images that are on it. If you are interested in a commission please feel to contact me and ask any questions.
Todd C. Hezeau
If you are interested in doing a commissioned piece, please e-mail me here or use the form below!
When doing a commission, I insist that the photo be as large and of high a quality as possible. It can either be digital or a print, but the quality of the image must be there in order to capture the personality of the subject. It is equally important to me as it is to you and the smaller the image that I have of the subject, the less detail I can incorporate in the piece and the less accurate the color tends to be, if doing a color piece.
It may take anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks to complete the piece, depending on my schedule, the amount of detail and the size of the piece. Color pieces are done in either Acrylics, Watercolor or Prisma Color or you can choose the graphite/pencil medium if you wish, or combine any of the mediums I use together to make a piece that much more stunning. We can take all the time necessary to make these decisions together as it is as important to me, as it is to you, that you are thrilled with, and cherish the outcome!
When you commission the piece, a non-refundable down payment of one-half the purchase price will be required before work on the piece begins. I will email you a “proof” of the artwork to show you the finished piece. Once you have received a proof of the completed image, the remaining balance is due. Upon payment of the remaining balance, the piece will be sent to you, immediately. Payment for commissions can be made via Check (all funds must clear before delivery of product), Money Order, Certified Check. or PayPal.
Cost of packaging, shipping, insurance, and confirmation of delivery is additional. I do require shipping insurance and confirmation of delivery. Although framing may take a bit longer, custom matting and framing is available upon request for an additional cost. I deal with a frame shop that I judge as artists unto themselves and their work is impeccable, and highly professional. You will not be disappointed.
Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have questions. I look forward to creating a timeless and treasured piece for you!