If you are interested in purchasing a painting please do get in touch. If a painting is in my studio you are very welcome to come and have a look. Nothing beats seeing a painting for real! Studio visits by appointment only. If you cannot visit, I would be happy to email you detail images of a painting and provide you with more information. You are under no obligation at all.
All my work has been created with professional and wherever possible archival materials and methods. Framing can be arranged if you wish. I can ship to anywhere in the world. If unhappy with a purchase a full refund is arranged providing the painting is returned in perfect condition. All paintings currently at galleries can be purchased via those galleries and the gallery staff will be happy to help with any questions.
I am happy to take on portrait or garment commissions. I work in pastel, oil or graphite. I can work in nearly any size, ranging from miniature to huge.
Portrait commissions usually require a first meeting and one or two sittings for some drawings and an extensive photo shoot. I prefer to meet the sitter in their home or preferred environment so I can get to know him or her a little bit but sittings in my studio are possible as well. We can discuss colouring, clothing, atmosphere and composition and whether you would like a plain background or a more narrative piece and any and all other requirements. You will be involved in the choosing of the photos and the general look of the painting. I am happy to portray men, women, children, groups, pets etc.
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Timing & Prices
Please contact me for an individual quote. Commissions usually take 2-5 months to complete depending on circumstances. If you have a special date in mind for a commission, please do let me know and I will be able to tell if I can make it. I have limited availability for travel but please do enquire. I am sorry but I usually cannot work from your photos. Contact me for more details, a more detailed quote and/or any questions.
Below is a rough guide to my prices for oil and pastel portrait commissions. These prices exclude travel, framing and other extra's and are to be taken as a guideline only. For a no-strings-attached individual quote please contact me.
30x25cm / 12x10" : £1500 - £2500
40x30cm / 16x12" : £3000 - £4000
60x50cm / 24x20" : £5000 - £6000
Prices for drawings/sketches on request.
Garment commissions (christening/wedding gowns, veils, grannies shawl etc, etc) will require a mutually agreed period of borrowing of the garment. Archival storage is available so your (antique) garments or fabric will come to no harm. For garments we can work together to come to an interesting idea or composition. Still lives or figure paintings are options for dresses and other pieces of clothing, while other garments might require a still live set up. Other personal and meaningful objects can be included. It will be a journey in which you will remain very involved if you wish.
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