See some of my portraits that I have done. Few of these were done from life (the person sitting there for me) and few were done from photos. They are all oil portraits. If you would like to commission a painting please talk to me and I can give you a price estimate. I can work in a loose or more realistic style depending on your requirement. I offer a framing service as well so you can have your painting delivered ready to hang.
At the moment I am offering a special deal:
Starting price of £140 for a smaller portrait!
A few FAQ
Generally about two weeks, depends on how complicated the subject is. The drying time is included, oil painting takes about a week to touch dry.
The price depends on several factors:
- Size of the painting – generally larger paintings take longer to complete and the cost of materials is higher.
- How complicated the subject it – It takes longer to paint a portrait of several people than just one person.
- How quickly it is needed – I can put a priority on our painting but if I have to move other work out of the way I will need to charge a bit more.
- Style – a looser style is faster than a very detailed painting, therefore will cost a bit less.
Please contact me if you would like an estimate.
Unless I am painting from life (with the actual person sitting in front of me) I will need a quality photo to work from, that is large enough to see details and doesn’t have portions of their face cut off. Generally the better the quality, the better the outcome. It is also possible for me to come and take a photo myself.
You can pay by bank transfer or if paying in person you can pay by card. I also offer payment by PayPal but in case of a commission I need to put an extra 5% transaction fee as that is how much PayPal charges me.
If you are going to pick up your painting from me you can pay on collection, otherwise the payment needs to be done before I ship your painting to you.
In case of shipping, the shipping cost needs to be paid by the client and it should generally be about £10, unless the painting is very large.
You can pick the work up personally or I can deliver it to you for the fuel/travel cost.
I can also ship your painting, I use Parcelforce next day delivery (tracked). Your painting will be shipped in a made to measure cardboard box, protected by a plenty of bubble wrap.
I take a 20% non-refundable deposit to cover the cost of materials. This needs to be paid before I start the work.