HOW TO COMMISSION - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How much does it cost to commission a portrait?
A: Portraits vary a lot in complexity and the time it takes to create them. Each project is unique and is priced individually, but generally fees for pastel works range from £5000 to £15.000 and for oil portraits from £15.000 to £50.000 depending on size and compexity.
Q: Is there waiting time?
A: Yes. I have a 24-month schedule and get booked well in advance due to the time consuming nature of my painting technique. Waiting time varies, but generally I cannot accept commissions that need to be delivered in less than 12 months from the time of inquiry. If you are planning a portrait as a gift for a special occasion please allow plenty of time and send your inquiry as early as possible.
Q: What media are available?
A: I work in two tehniques - traditional oil on linen canvas and dry media on paper (charcoal, conte and pastel). I do not use acrylic or watercolour paints.
Q: Can we supply our photo for you to paint from?
A: No, I do not paint from other people's photos. I work directly with my sitters and take my own reference photographs, if necessary, to supplement life sittings.
Q: Do you accept animal portrait commissions?
A: I do not paint animals on their own, but I am happy to occasionally include family pets in portraits if they add meaning and interest to the composition.
Thank you very much for your interest. For more information please send your inquiry via the Contact page.