pet dog portrait commission
pet dog portrait commission


    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.
    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.
    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.


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:

    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.
    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.
    The photo should be taken at the eye level of the subject to avoid unnatural looking angles and distortion caused by perspective.  Try also to include all of the subject’s head in the frame.
    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.


sizes & prices

12" x 9"

£ 315

16" x 12"

£ 420

20" x 16"

£ 540

12" x 12"

£ 360

16" x 16"

£ 480

20" x 20"

£ 600

The above are guide prices for a portrait in pastel.

Photo editing, backgrounds or additional subjects will incur a further cost (starting from 25% of the portrait cost.) 

The most common portrait and square sizes are listed, however additional sizes and formats are available upon request.

Prices are in POUNDS, for conversion to other currencies please visit 

All prices EXCLUDE the cost of postage, packaging and any import taxes.

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