Commissioning a Painting

If you would like to commission a portrait please email me at scottmitchellportraits@outlook.com and I'll be happy to discuss the process in detail. 

The prices below are for one subject and a basic background, additional subjects or a complex background (such as detailed grass, or a scene) carry an additional charge. Quotes for that can be given once I've seen the image(s) in question. 

If you have a lower budget then please let me know. If the prices below are out of your budget but you are still interested then I'm happy to discuss what I still may be able to do for you in terms of less detailed projects.

8"x10"   £900

10"x12" £1100

12"x12" £1300

12"x16" £1400

14"x18" £1550

16"x20" £1700

18"x24" £1950

20"x24" £2100

For the highest level of detail I like to recommend a 12"x16" canvas or above. Just ask if you're interested in a larger canvas and I shall accommodate if possible. 

Once you have decided to commission me I ask for a 5% deposit to be put into my waiting list. Further payments are in two parts, the first once you've seen a rough first layer of painting, and then the final once you've seen a high quality photo of the finished piece (such as can be seen on this website).  

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 with the quality of modern phone cameras 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 routinely take commissions from across the world, shipping rates typically being fairly inexpensive with the majority of my canvas sizes shipping for around £60 including insurance. Unless requested otherwise this will be done through DHL and typically takes around three days to arrive.

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 the paintings I apply a coat of varnish. This means, should you need to dust the paintings, this can be done very delicately with a damp cloth without damaging the painting. 


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