Commissioning a Portrait
Commission a portrait & cherish a lasting memory of your special pet or favourite animal.
Each portrait is lovingly hand-drawn to capture the true likeness & character of your chosen animal. Working from your photographs, layers of colour are built up to create beautiful depth & fine detail.
Single or multiple animal portraits, offered in a variety of sizes, drawn on fine quality pastel paper or board, in your choice of coloured pencil or soft pastel, with a choice of plain or soft blended background.
I can create your portrait from just a few clear photos of your animal in the general pose you would like, plus a few close-ups for details such as markings ; It is important that your photographs are as clear as possible to achieve as much detail & match colouration. For accurate scale, photographs of multiple animals on one image for a portrait work best , but it’s not a problem, I can compile a composition from several different photos, they don’t have to be photographed together… ( to achieve accurate colouring reference, photographs are best taken in daylight.)
All portraits are created using only the finest artists’ materials, sourced from suppliers & manufacturers with sustainable & environmentally friendly policies, & whose products contain the highest grade & quality pigments to ensure fine colour work, detail & archival lightfastness for longevity of the portrait.
On receipt of your enquiry I will contact you with advice on where to send your photographs, which ideally should be sent in jpeg. or png. format via email, or by post if this is not possible… after which we can discuss the details of the portrait.
On placing an order, a deposit of 30% will be required before commencing work, please note that once work has begun on a portrait, due to the personal service offered & to cover costs of materials, any deposit paid is non refundable.
Sizes & Prices
10″ x 8″ (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Suitable for – Small single head & shoulders ….. £ 85.00
10″ x 12″ ( 25.4 x 30 cm)
Suitable for – Single head & shoulders ………. £ 120.00
12″ x 16″ ( 30.4 x 40.6 cm, approx. A3)
Suitable for Single head & shoulders
or small single full body ……….. £200.00
or Two head & shoulders ……….. £ 250.00
20″ x 16″ ( 51 cm x 40.6 cm, approx.A2)
Suitable for large single head & shoulders ………. £300 .00
or full body
or multiple up to three head & shoulders
per each additional animal ……….. £ 50.00
Subject images are set against a blank or soft – coloured background.
More detailed backgrounds are available on request at an extra charge.
Each finished portrait will be supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Prices exclude post & packing.
I’ll be happy to help with any questions, please contact me for advice or quotes.
Paypal. An invoice will be raised for your secure payment through Paypal… please note that no part of your personal information will be shared with any third party.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can’t accept returns for customised orders, please contact me within 14days.
Conditions of return: Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.