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Commissions

Below is a guide price list for 2018. The final price will depend on size and complexity (eg nature of clothing and background) to be agreed with the client. The guide prices quoted are for a single portrait with a plain background, and simple clothing. All paintings are in oil on canvas/linen. Prices do not include the cost of a frame or delivery. A 20% deposit is required for the sitting.


Size (ins)Size (cms)Guide Price
20 x 1650x40£2,500
24 x 2060x50£2,800
30 x 2576x63£3,300
36 x 2890x70£3,700
40 x 30100x76£4,000
50 x 40120x100£4,300
60 x 40150x100£4,800


Groups? - Yes, but cost will depend on the number in the group and size of canvas. Ask for a quote

Travel? Yes, but travel and overnight accommodation expenses (if required) will be charged at cost

Painting from Photographs? - Yes

Number of sittings? One

Process

I work from hi-resolution photos, which I prefer to take myself. My paintings are detailed, and take many hours to complete, which would be impracticable to do from multiple sittings. I also believe that photographs are capable of capturing moments that are fleeting but revelatory, and when interpreted through the medium of oil paint can result in a powerful portrait. I have on occasion worked from client photos, but they have to be of sufficient quality/lighting etc.

I would visit the client’s home/workplace, and make some preliminary sketches and take many photos (with my own portable studio lights if required). The choice of photo is in consultation with the client. The painting can take between 40 and 200+ hours to complete, over several weeks or months. Progress photos will be emailed to the client for feedback (on issues such as composition and likeness).

For a quote or extra information contact me via the Contact form