Commission a Portrait:

If you are looking to commission a portrait of a family member or loved one or to commission PET portrait, then you have come to the right place. If you have ever struggled to find the perfect present for a friend or family member who appears to have everything, a portrait could be the answer. Portraits can be commissioned in oils, acrylic or pencil. It is very simple to commission your own unique portrait, of a loved one or of your pet, simply complete the CONTACT me form with your portrait enquiry and leave me your telephone number or email. I will then contact you via phone or email to discuss your requirements further (many of my clients prefer I contact them via email as the commission is often a surprise gift for a loved one). I work from photographs - so once first contact has been made I will simply ask you to email your chosen photo to me (or this can be posted and I promise to return all photos), we can then discuss your background requirements (these do not have to match your photograph, so if you had your dog/cat in a great pose but would like a better background that can be done too) or you can simply opt for a nice soft blended background, it really is up to you. Once we have agreed on the portrait details and background etc, I will email you with a final quotation for the complete portrait and I will require a 50% deposit to begin the work (this covers me for all materials in advance) A typical oil portrait will take around 8 weeks but can be longer during busy periods. (I use special mediums to speed up the drying time of the oil paints). To get a general idea of the price of your portrait see my price guide. Once I have completed your portrait I will email you with a final scan of the painting for your approval, and any small adjustments are made to your portrait. If you are happy with your portrait the remaining 50% will be due for payment. Upon receipt of the final payment I will post your painting out, ensuring that it is carefully packaged. Note I do not frame the paintings, and the postage & packaging will be an additional cost. GUARANTEE - I offer a 100% guarantee - in the unlikely event you are not entirely happy with the final scan of your painting - your deposit will be refunded in full and I will keep the final painting. Please browse my galleries to see examples of previous commissions, including the Pet Portrait for the Duchess of Northumberland. Should you wish to commission your own portrait, do not hesitate to contact me. I will return your email as quickly as possible. COMMISSION OTHER PAINTINGS FROM PHOTOS If you have taken a fabulous photograph, weather it is of a favorite place, house, boat, car, equestrian, birds or wildlife photo - I can be commissioned to paint it (there really isn't much I cannot paint, and I will always be upfront if I think the photo is unsuitable) - please complete the CONTACT ME form and we can discuss your requirements.

Portrait & Pet Portrait Courses:

As well as my workshops, I also offer more intensive 3 day courses for portraits and pet portraiture. These classes are suitable for beginners.

Classes and Workshops:

My classes are relaxed and friendly with step by step instructions, suitable for beginners and intermediate students. I conduct classes and workshops for kids and adults on weekdays throughout the year. For details pls see the updates or  CONTACT ME.

On-site Workshop & Demos:

If you would like me to host an oil painting workshop in your area, please contact me. I would require a minimum of six students and a maximum of 12. I am also available for short one or two hour demonstrations which are popular with art groups, women institutes and coffee mornings.

Please CONTACT ME to discuss your requirements.

Original Paintings and Fine Art Prints of my paintings are available for sale in different sizes. Please contact me for details.

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