I accept commissions for portraits, still life and landscape paintings in oil colours. I work from my own photographs or from life, but I’m happy to travel to a requested location, if necessary.
The total cost depends on canvas size, complexity of the theme etc., which will have to be agreed on individually.
Please call or send me a message with your enquiry and I will happily answer all your questions.
Every commission starts with face to face meeting, where we will discuss different ideas. I like to work from life when possible, which requires about three to five sittings of a few hours. I can also take photographs which I will use as a reference, this reduces the number of sittings.
When painting children or groups I will mainly use photographs which I will refer to during the painting. Please note, I do not work from supplied photographs.
I’m happy to travel to my sitters and meeting them in their natural environment where they are comfortable and at ease.
It usually takes three months from the first meeting to receiving a finished portrait.
Prices will be dependent on a number of factors i.e. canvas size, special request, number of sittings, complexity of the background etc. For example:
Small portrait, size 20×25 cm (8×10 inch), with a plain background, prices start at £600.
Medium size portrait, about 40×50 cm (20×24 inch), with the surrounding’s details depicted in the background, the price starts at £2,000.
These prices do not include expenses such as travel, accommodation, frame or delivery.