overview

If you’re thinking of commissioning your own wildlife, figure or pet portrait, you will find answers to all the common questions below.  If you require any further information, or have any other questions, please contact me here.

process

  1. REFERENCE
    The commission process begins with the selection and discussion of your photograph(s). For information on taking or selecting a suitable photograph, please see the photo guidelines below. I am more than happy to discuss any ideas or specific requirements you may have, and can combine and/or edit photographs to suit.
  2. SIZE
    Once your photograph has been decided upon, we discuss sizes, prices and time-frame (if any) together with any requirements for a background. The price of your portrait will depend mainly on its dimensions, number of subjects and the complexity of the background.
  3. BOOKING
    With your photograph and portrait size selected, a 50% deposit is required in advance before work commences. Upon receipt of your deposit, I will confirm the start date and estimated completion date for your portrait. Regular updates will be sent via email or personal message as work on your portrait progresses.
  4. COMPLETION
    When your portrait is finished, I will send you a watermarked proof for approval before requesting the final balance plus shipping costs. Finally your portrait will be securely shipped via an insured service together with care instructions and a certificate of authenticity.

Sizes & Prices

The following are guide prices for a portrait in pastel.  Other sizes and formats are available, please contact me for a quote.  All sizes are approximate; the final portrait may differ in one of the dimensions very slightly due to compositional choices and cropping of your photo.

12" x 9"

£ 210
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SMALL

16" x 12"

£ 280
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MEDIUM

20" x 16"

£ 360
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LARGE

photo guidelines

Please ensure you have a high quality photo available before contacting me.  The following are some useful ideas to consider when selecting or taking a photograph for your portrait:

  • HIGH RESOLUTION
    The photo should use the maximum resolution of your device, preferably a dedicated digital camera rather than a mobile phone, and have a resolution of at least 2000-3000 pixels across.
  • SHARP
    The photo should be in focus and as sharp as possible with minimal blurriness.  Fine detail should be visible such as individual hairs on the face and highlights in the eyes.
  • EYE LEVEL
    The photo should be taken at the eye level of the subject to avoid unnatural looking angles and distortion caused by perspective.
  • NATURAL LIGHT
    Take the photo outside in natural light, preferably out of direct sunlight or on an overcast day, or inside by a large window.  Never use artificial light or camera flash as they produce inaccurate colour in the photograph.