Commissioning a Painting
If you would like to commission a portrait please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to discuss the process in detail.
The prices below are for one subject, additional subjects are slightly more expensive, and are charged on a case by case basis.
If you have a different size in mind please let me know and I can quote you a price.
What I Need From You
All I need from you is a high quality image that you want painted, the higher the quality the better! For the best paintings I like to recommend the photo be taken with a DSLR but it is not compulsory and I can draw detail from other reference images if needed.
Should you decide to commission me I will talk through with you what kind of photos translate best into paintings, and, should you have a few favourites, I will help you choose the best one for the job.
While I am based in the UK I have taken commissions from people all over the world and shipping rates are fairly inexpensive. There are a couple of shipping options so please email me if you have any questions regarding them.
My paintings are packaged very well to prevent any damage; while no shipping damage has ever occurred, your painting can be fully insured at minimal cost.
Framing and Care
It is not compulsory to frame my paintings, but if you like a more traditional look that is of course an option. Take this into consideration when choosing a size canvas as frames add a few inches to all dimensions.
I do not ship my paintings framed as they would be more expensive and more likely to get damaged.
To preserve paintings better varnishing is an option. This cannot be done until several months after the painting is completed, so I'm happy to either hold onto the painting for you and varnish it free of charge, or give you all the information you need to do it yourself.