Commissions

Over the years I have completed many commissioned paintings of  pets, houses, flowers, conventional and fantasy portraits, and have many satisfied customers all around the globe.  Some of my commissioned work may be seen in the Galleries.

Pets:

I love to paint dogs!  They have always been a part of my life since I was small, and a house without dogs is unimaginable.  I also helped run a dog training club for a few years, and have had my hands on just about every breed there is, which gave me a great understanding of just what is underneath the fur.  And as a horse-mad teenager I am very familiar with that beautiful animal.

Wildlife:

I am happy to paint any animal for you, either from your own photographs or from my own reference material.

Flowers:
Again, I can paint any flower for you, using either my reference material or your own photos.

Houses:

A painting of your house is a great way to treasure your happy memories, and makes a lovely gift.  I would need a clear photo from you.

Conventional Portraits:

Clear photographs are very important for this. 

Fantasy Portraits:

I love painting these!  Have the subject painted in a fantasy setting, perhaps with their favourite things or symbols, whatever you like.  Many elements from above, such as totem animals, may be included in the picture.  A clear photo of the subject is required, and the rest may either be done from my own reference or photos you provide.


Price:

Prices start at £120 for a small painting of a single subject, but the final cost depends on size, the number of subjects, whether a background is required or not.  Please contact me to discuss your requirements and I will be able to give you a free, no-obligation quotation.  If you decide to proceed with the commission I would require a 30% non-refundable deposit, which slots you into my waiting list and secures your place.  The balance would be due on completion of the painting.  I can also offer an instalment plan, where you pay the deposit and an agreed monthly instalment, and the painting becomes yours once it has been paid for.


Procedure:
On receipt of your deposit we will firm up your requirements, and an initial working sketch will be sent to you, either by email or post.  When this is approved a detailed line drawing will done and again submitted for your approval.  This is the last chance to make changes.  Then the painting will be done.  On completion a copy will be emailed or sent for your approval.  I have never had a rejection yet, but in the unlikely event you are not happy with your painting, you are under no obligation to accept the final painting.  Payment made be made securely online by Paypal, or by cheque.  When the funds are cleared the painting will be despatched unframed and insured, by Special Delivery.


Other Information:

Commissions may be executed in graphite pencil, coloured pencil, watercolour or pastels.  I usually combine various media in my work to achieve different effects,and this can be discussed at the time of quotation.

If required I can also supply giclee prints (up to A3 size) or greetings cards of the painting for members of your family or friends at an extra cost.


Copyright:

The copyright of all artwork is retained by myself, whether produced from my own reference material or your own photos.  It may not be reproduced in any way without my prior written permission.  I also reserve the right to display an image of the painting on my website.  Names may be changed if required, and your details will never be disclosed to any third party.


If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with  me.