Commission a portrait.
If preferred it is now also possible to sit for your portrait via FaceTime, Zoom, Skype or even WhatsApp Video. It's the perfect way to provide a fun but socially distanced and extremely convenient sitting from the comfort of your own home. Please use the contact form to get in touch and we can discuss the possibilities on offer.
In an age of mass production a portrait is still a piece of unique and personal Fine Art. It captures the moment and provides a wonderful way to preserve the essence of a personality. As time passes it breathes life into a distant memory and can provide a wonderful heirloom for future generations.
I aim to produce an image that is more than just a likeness and is, hopefully, a relevant observation of our time. I seek to capture the defining qualities of my subject, resulting in a picture that you and future generations will cherish. I hope, that if I paint you, you will find the experience both interesting and enjoyable.
Method of working
As a rough guide I need between 3 to 10 sittings. The inclusion of hands, pets and a specific background will take more time and cost a little more. I will make preliminary sketches and I may take photos for reference where necessary. I work from my notes between sittings. I like to discuss with a client their expectations and to have an input with regards to lighting, clothing and setting so that the resulting work satisfies us both. To my mind a portrait needs to be more than just a likeness if it is to be a relevant and enduring artwork.
Oil Portrait Study
19.5 x 19.5 inches £995. (49.5cm x 49.5cm)
20 x 16 inches £3,000 (50.8cm x 40.64cm)
24 x 20 inches £4,500 (61cm x 50.8cm)
30 x 25 inches £6,000 (76.2cm x 63.5cm)
36 x 28 inches £7,000 (92cm x 71.12cm)
Price guide cont.
The prices are current for 2020. This is a rough fee guide for a single portrait.
Frames are not included in the price but I am happy to advise and can arrange for this to be done if you like.
I am happy to travel, although, travel and accommodation expenses are not included in the price.
For groups and non-standard sizes please contact me for a quote.
40 x 30 inches £9,000 (1.016m x 76.2m)
50 x 40 inches £12,000 (1.27m x 1.016m)
60 x 40 inches £13,000 (1.524m x 1.016m)
20 x 16 inches £ 750 Charcoal
I ask for one third of the agreed fee at the start of the commission and another when it is begun. A final payment is due on completion when the sitter is happy with their picture.