I am happy to take on commissions of any subject matter. 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 can work from your existing photographs depending on the quality of the photos.
If possible 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.
Garment commissions such as christening or wedding gowns, veils, grannies shawl, prom dresses, fabric scraps or whatever other heirloom you would like to choose can make beautiful paintings.
A commission like this 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.
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. 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 / 12×10″ : £1000 – £2500
40x30cm / 16×12″ : £3000 – £4000
60x50cm / 24×20″ : £5000 – £6000
Prices for drawings/sketches on request (varies from £50-£1000 so please do enquire)