Commissioning a Portrait

  1. E-mail [email protected], call 07947 832581 or complete the Online Order Form.
  2. Send your favourite photograph(s) with a 50% deposit.

  3. You will receive confirmation of the suitability of your photograph(s).  Useful tips for getting the perfect picture can be found in Photography Tips.

  4. Your painting will be ready in 6 - 8 weeks. Urgent commissions may be possible - please call me to discuss.

  5. A copy of the final version of your painting will be e-mailed (or posted) to you for approval.  Final payment is then due.

  6. Your painting will be carefully wrapped and sent by secure courier (or personally delivered if local).

Frequently asked questions

How many photographs do I need to send?

It's the quality, not the number that's important.  Whilst it's useful to have a few photographs to look at, it's a good idea to pick a favourite photograph to use for the painting.  The portrait will be an exact replica of the photographs you provide, so it is vital that the colouring is correct. 

Can you visit to take photographs?

Yes, this may be possible by prior arrangement (subject to an additional fee).

Will the photographs be returned?

Yes, with the original portrait. Please send copies rather than the originals if possible.

How do I send the photograph(s) to you?

By post (hard copy or media) or by e-mail.

My photo shows my pet with a collar/bridle/headcollar/rug on - can you paint without this showing?

Yes, although it would be useful to have photographs showing your pet without the item as well, so that I can make sure the detail is right.

How long will it take you to finish the painting?

Usually 6 - 8 weeks.  Earlier deadlines can usually be met, subject to work commitments and minimum drying time.