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Commissioning A Portrait

We hope you have liked what you have seen on this website and are considering a portrait of your own. We have kept the process of commissioning an original portrait as simple as possible. In the first instance use the >>Contact Form<< to send your contact details (prefrably email) with a short note stating whether you want:

We will then let you know where to send your reference photos and if necessary advise on the best way to take a photo that is suitable for use as reference for drawing or painting a portrait. Once we have all the information, we will confirm the cost and when it can be fitted into the work schedule.

Painting Dotty onto a beach scene

Typical Prices for a Portrait Commission

Acrylic Paints on Canvas or Board

16" x 12" (41cm x 30cm)

A3

Stretched Canvas or Board


£250.00
20" x 16" (50cm x 41cm)


Stretched Canvas



£400.00
23" x 16" (58cm x 41cm)

A2

Stretched Canvas



£500.00

Soft Pastel Portrait

12" x 9" (30cm x 21cm)

A4

Soft Pastels on Pastelmat


£150.00
16" x 12" (41cm x 30cm)

A3

Soft Pastels on Pastel Paper


£250.00

Graphite Pencil Portrait

12" x 9" (21cm x 30cm)

A4

Graphite Pencil on Bristol Board


£120.00
16" x 12" (41cm x 30cm)

A3

Graphite Pencil on Bristol Board


£220.00

The price guide above is indicative of a head and shoulders portrait on a plain background. If the required portrait is more complex, such as a full body, multiple subjects on the same canvas, or a detailed background scene the quoted price may be higher to cover the extra work involved. If you require a specific sized portrait we will be happy to see if we can accommodate your requirements.

More complex or Larger portraits may require a deposit before the work commences. Payment can be made via bank transfer, PayPal or cash on collection.

If you are unsure on any part of this please feel free to call us. We would be very happy to talk with you on any aspect of our work, or the commissioning process. Details of how to get in touch are on the Contact page.

Portrait Options

Frames Mounts

Frames are an extremely individual aspect to a piece of art that in many circumstances reflect both the decor in your home and your own personal preferences. We can, if required, organise bespoke frames from one of our local framing companies or provide portraits in a simple commercially available frame. The frame requirements are dependent on whether you choose a canvas painting, soft pastel portrait or graphite pencil drawing.

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

As standard acrylic paint on Canvas or board will be supplied packaged flat in a sturdy box without a frame or mount.

Soft Pastel

Soft pastel portraits up to 16" x 12" as standard will be supplied mounted and framed in a standard black frame as a means of protecting the fragile soft pastel medium from being accidentally smudged. The frame will then be packaged in a sturdy box. For larger sized soft pastel portraits packaging will be advised in the commissioning proposal.

Graphite Pencil

As standard graphite Pencil portraits will be supplied rolled with tissue interleaving and contained within a postage tube. An option for a standard mount and black frame is also available at an extra £30 if you would like the portrait ready to hang. As with the soft pastels the frame will then be delivered in a sturdy box

If you have a requirement for a bespoke frame we may be able to organise this through one of our local framing companies.

Delivery

All portraits are delivered in the UK using Royal Mail Special Delivery and will need to be signed for on receipt. Delivery to other countries is available via various courier services and prices will be checked and made available before order processing. The price for artwork with a total size larger than 20" x 16" will be quoted for during the commissioning process.

Delivery within the UK is typically between £10 and £25 dependent on size up to 20" x 16" larger sizes and international deliveries will be quoted for dependent on the most suited courier service.

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If you can't find the details you are looking for on my website, I am easy to talk to and would be happy to talk with you, either through email, Skype or on the phone. Details are on my contact page