Portrait commissions

Commissioning a portrait from life provides an enjoyable, collaborative experience which results in an artwork that projects your image through time.
In today's busy world I offer a single sitting of three hours, rather than the customary six sittings of two hours, during which I make a colour sketch and take reference shots. The process begins with a discussion about the pose, what the sitter will wear, where the image is to hang, and terms etc. You can also commission a portrait from agreed high resolution photographs that inspire me. The Portrait Experience Gift Card provides a unique present to commemorate a special event or anniversary.

Cost depends on the size of work, the number of sitters and whether it is a drawing or painting. Payment is spread in instalments across the time it takes to produce - normally around six weeks to three months. A non-obligation quote excludes framing, any pre-agreed travel/accommodation expenses incurred and shipment.

Single portrait in oils
+£600 per extra person

Size ins / Size cms
16 x 12 / 40 x 30 / £ 600
20 x16 / 50 x 40 / £ 980
24 x 20 / 60 x 50 / £1,300
30 x25 / 76 x 63 / £1,500
36 x 28 / 90 x 70 / £1,950
40 x 30 / 100 x76 / £2,600

Single portrait drawing
+£50 per extra person

A3 / £250
40 x 50 / £300
A2 / £350
A1 / £480
A0 / £630

NEW THIS YEAR - CHILDREN & PET PORTRAITS FROM AGREED PHOTOS
For pet portraits I also offer
A4 / £180