Commissions

I create fine art portraits of a wide range of animals and wildlife in a variety of styles and sizes. Using photographs as reference, and finding out a little bit about your pet, I can create a realistic portrait full of  personality that can be cherished forever.

How can I order a portrait?

As I work using photographs as a reference, it is vital, first of all, to have the best quality images to work with, showing best details such as the fur, eyes, markings etc & in this way you can be sure I will achieve the best result for your pet portrait.

If possible, it is always best to send three or four images pointing out which one is most true to their colour.

Try to get as close to your pet as possible whilst staying in focus as this will give the maximum amount of detail.

I cannot emphasise enough that the better the image you give me, the better the portrait will be.

Group portraits are possible and can be combined from separate images.

When sending emailed photos I always answer the same day, so if you haven’t heard back from me  it means your email didn’t reach me.

Some customers like to see the process of their portraits.

Here you can see in a basic format the steps involved in the creation of your pet portrait.
I thought it may be of interest to people who are considering a portrait and wanted to see how the process works and all the stages involved.

How long does a portrait take?

The waiting list can vary depending on time of year. Leading up to Christmas I am very busy so it is best to plan your portrait well in advance. If there is a certain deadline I will try and get it finished a week before then so you have plenty of time to wrap it up. Once your pet portrait is completed, I will send you an email letting you know your portrait is complete and, if you will want to, a photo of it. Only if you will be completely happy with the portrait I’ll ask for payment prior to shipment.

Prices & Payment

The cost of your portrait will depend on many factors, such as medium, size, etc… You will be able to choose between different sizes of pape & hanging slates. If you will have any question or need any advice about it, don’t hesitate to contact me and I will gladly help you.


Bespoke Coloured Pencil Portraits – Sizes & Prices
A4 –
SINGLE PORTRAIT
ยฃ150
(Deposit ยฃ20)
Extra pet ยฃ25 each
A3 –
SINGLE PORTRAIT
ยฃ250
(Deposit ยฃ20)
Extra pet ยฃ35 each
A2 –
SINGLE PORTRAIT
ยฃ350
(Deposit ยฃ50)
Extra pet ยฃ45 each
A1 –
SINGLE PORTRAIT
ยฃ450
(Deposit ยฃ50)
Extra pet ยฃ55 each

All portraits come in a professional white core acid free mount and ready to be framed & UK Postage & Packaging is included.

Here’s some more information regarding the different sizes available. Please feel free to contact me if you need assistance.

Size Widht x Height (mm) Widht x Height (in)
Size A4 210 x 297 mm 8.3 x 11.7 in
Size A3 297 x 420 mm 11.7 x 16.5 in
Size A2 420 x 594 mm 16.5 x 23.4 in
Size A1 594 x 841 mm 23.4 x 33.1 in

Bespoke Hand Painted Slates – Sizes & Prices
Heart Slate
Large
(20x20cm)
ยฃ50
(Deposit ยฃ20)
Extra pet ยฃ10 each
Rectangular slate
Large
(25x18cm)
ยฃ70
(Deposit ยฃ20)
Extra pet ยฃ15 each

All portraits are hand painted on natural slate made using top quality Canadian slate which is free of pirite/iron specs, they come with a lovely ribbon & carefully wrapped. UK Postage & Packaging is included.


Because of the amount of enquiries, I always ask for a non-refundable depositย and this will confirm & hold your slot for you.
The deposit can be paid byย paypalย as it’ easier and quick to set up, all you need is an email address, or by card.

Postage & Delivery

I post all over the world so the costs can vary. There will be an extra cost to this but not as much as you think. It normally takes around 2 โ€“ 3 weeks to get to you so make sure you leave plenty of time to book your portrait. For any question please feel free to get in touch and I will give you an estimated price.

All portraits are packed carefully to help prevent any damage