I love painting commissions and consider it an absolute privilege to create a piece of art that captures something special for the client – be that a memory, a favorite place, a childhood home or a much loved animal.
If you’re interested in commissioning a piece of art the first thing to do is contact me using the “Get in Touch” page so we can start a conversation.
I work in soft pastels and pastel pencils on Clairefontaine pastelmat card.
Prices vary according to complexity and size, so it’s impossible to give definite prices without knowing more about the piece.
I’ve set out rough estimated costs below by way of a general guide:
A 24cm x 30cm (similar to A4) pet portrait or landscape commission usually costs around £120;
A 30cm x 30cm commission usually costs around £160
A 40cm x 30cm commission (similar to A3) usually costs around £230
A 50cm x 70cm commission (similar to A2) usually costs £300
A 100cm x 70cm commission usually costs £450
The overall cost covers materials, time and packaging/delivery.
It’s also possible to purchase gift vouchers for a commission – drop me a message through my contact page if you’re interested.
I generally work from photographs. Often clients may have a favourite photograph that they’d like to use.
With pet portraits it’s important to get a good clear photo with as much detail as possible. Close up shots that show the head may often work better than full- body shots. Think about setting and lighting.
If you are interested in a landscape or wildlife commission I may be able to suggest some suitable reference photographs.
If in doubt, get in touch and we can discuss and agree options for the reference photo.
Finally, I’ve included a range of my most recent commissions below. I hope you see something you like.
And for anyone in Northern Ireland, when the weather is dry, I can also take commissions for larger scale outdoor murals (medium is outdoor acrylics). Contact me to discuss options and pricing if you’re interested.