What does Shawn paint on? Nearly any surface, from Canvasses, Motorcycles, Custom Clothing, Walls, Buildings, to Sign Blanks and everything in between.  Visit his portfolio for more examples of his past works, and visit his shop to buy something he currently has in stock.

How much do things cost for custom airbrushing? Shawn’s current hourly rate (last updated 1/1/2013) is $150/hour. Below is a starting point on a few of his most popular things painted, but it all depends on the surface, size, and subject. Contact Shawn at for a professional quote.

Canvases and Murals are the things that Shawn gets asked most about, those and Motorcycles or Vehicles, so below are some starting prices in these areas:


Canvases – Shawn can really “Paint anything on nearly Anything!” So you name it, he can paint it on a canvas. Below are the starting prices for his canvas paintings:

Size of CanvasBlack & White USD$Color USD$
8" x 10"$50.00$75.00
11" x 14"$75.00$125.00
12" x 12"$75.00$125.00
16" x 20"$150.00$250.00
18" x 24"$200.00$350.00
24" x 30"$250.00$400.00
24" x 36"$300.00$500.00
36" x 48"$450.00$600.00
24" x 48"$400.00$550.00

Murals are a fairly simple in they are also based on size and complexity of subject.

Here are the starting prices for Shawn to Paint your Mural:

Minimum Price: Murals sized 0 to 160 Square Feet: Price is $5,600
Pricing starts at $35 per square foot and decreases with increased size of mural; at 290 sf price drops to $32/sf – at 500 sf drops to $30/sf – at 900 sf price drops to $28/sf.
(Square Foot is determined by multiplying the height x width of the painting surface)
*Price per square foot may increase if design requested is complex. This will be indicated in price quote and determined at the time that the final sketch is approved.
SAMPLE PRICING, per square foot:
Prices per Unit Size (sample sizes)

SizeAreaPrice USD
Up to 10ft. x 16ft.160ft.$5,600.00
11ft. x 16ft.176ft.$6,160.00
12ft. x 20ft.240ft.$8,400.00
13ft. x 20ft.260ft.$9,100.00
14ft. x 21ft.294ft.$9,410.00
15ft. x 23ft.345ft.$11,040.00
17ft. x 26ft.442ft.$14,144.00
18ft. x 28ft504ft.$15,120.00
19ft. x 30ft.570ft.$17,100.00
20ft x 31ft.620ft.$18,600.00
25ft. x 39ft.975ft.$27,300.00
28ft. x 44ft.1232ft.$34,500.00

Non-Refundable Design/Sketch Fee:  $1500.00 – Includes up to 2 sets of changes by client (Additional sketches charged at $100/sketch)

Pricing includes:  Travel within Story/Polk County, all materials, rental equipment, assistant fees and work to completion.

Pricing does not include:  Travel outside of Story/Polk County, liability insurance or Wall Preparation.

*Additional work due to adverse conditions on surface that requires extraneous labor will be charged extra, by the hour, at a rate of $150.00 / hour, and sometimes cannot be determined until after the job has begun.

PAYMENT TERMS:  Design fee of $1,500 due prior to sketch process.  A 50% non-refundable deposit is due two weeks prior to start date of painting (this allows ordering of supplies and scheduling.)  Full balance is due on the final day of completion.

Most artwork runs between $200-500USD for EACH piece of the motorcycle depending on complexity of the artwork.  This only includes the artwork, no clear coat or base colors are included in the artwork price.

Shawn’s hourly rate for Custom Vehicle Artwork, starts at $150/Hour (1/1/13), please contact him for a custom quote, by emailing him at or (515) 975-7169.

Shawn’s motto is “I can paint anything, on nearly anything!”