Commissions are bespoke paintings, so the price will depend upon the size, media to be used and the content required.
A professional portrait of a much loved pet, horse, farm animal, etc. will be treasured for life.
Minimum prices are shown opposite just to give you an idea but the actual cost is negotiated between you and I and always depends upon the materials to be used and the complexity of the piece. Please contact me to discuss your personal requirements.
If required, I will take payments in stages by arrangement.
Payment can be made via the PayPal secure on-line payment system for your protection.
Example starting prices for private portrait commissions:
PENCIL: From £150
PASTEL: From £200
ACRYLIC: From £250
OILS: From £250
Things to bear in Mind
If you wish to buy a portrait for a present or special event, please contact me as soon as possible so I have some notice. I can usually complete a Pencil or Pastel portrait in around 1-2 weeks, but for an oil painting you must allow at least 6-8 months because of the time they take to paint and to dry. You will also need to allow yourself time to get the portrait framed. Some framers take 2-3 weeks. I am a qualified picture framer with The Fine Art Trade Guild, so framing can be included in the package. Alternatively, if you have a frame that you would like to use, I can do your portrait to fit.
Portraits can only be painted from good quality photo’s. If you don’t have a good enough photo I can arrange to take some for you. If the animal has passed away and new photo’s are therefore not possible, please send me what you have and I will see if I can work from them. For the photography service I only charge travelling expenses at 30p per mile after the first 10 miles in each direction.