procedures for commissioning a portrait:

If a photo shoot is not a possibility, then please, read this page and then go to portraits from your photo.

You will be required to:

1/ Discuss the work requested, including format, medium, size, mood, number of subjects and any other features to be added. On agreement of these details, a 50% downpayment is due, (see Price List page).

2/ Be available for a photo session wearing a colour that suits you and clothes you feel comfortable in.  (No bright, large patterns.) 

3/ Be available to review photos with me, usually at the end of the photo session.

4/ Preview the finished painting for last minute tweaks, if necessary.  This can be done by email.

5/ Complete payment of balance on completion of painting.

6/ Collect painting, or provide shipping instructions (shipping is not included).


I will be available for:

1/ Initial discussion and photo session.

2/ Review of photo material session.

3/ Email images of work when almost finished.

4/ Presentation of completed painting.

5/ Advice on framing if required*

Once I have the material to work from, the painting will take approximately three weeks to complete. If you are planning for a special occasion, please note that framing usually takes an additional two weeks. 

All the art materials I use are professional archival quality.


Assistance in choosing framing is available.  Cost of framing and/or shipping is the responsibility of the client.
I can arrange both of these at an additional cost - call or email me to discuss.


For PORTRAIT PRICES please click here