Welcome to my portrait commission guide. Allow me to take you through the commission process step by step.
1. Medium Selection: Choose from a range of high-quality mediums, including oil, pencil, charcoal, gouache, and watercolor. Explore the collections page to view examples and select the medium that best suits your preferences.
2. Size and Orientation: Determine the ideal size and orientation for your commissioned portrait, ensuring it harmonizes with your chosen display space. Custom sizes and orientations are available upon request to cater to your specific needs. Some popular sizes are 30 x 40cm, 40 x 50cm and 60 x 80cm.
3. Reference Options: Opt for a preferred reference method, including the option to work from life, arrange a professional photo shoot, or provide your own photos. As a convenience, I am available to conduct photoshoots across the UK and operate from my studio in Buckinghamshire.
4. Personalization Details: Share any specific instructions or preferences to add personalized elements to your portrait. This can encompass clothing choices, background settings, and desired facial expressions, ensuring a unique and tailored representation.
5. Quotation and Deposit: Upon discussing your requirements, I will provide a comprehensive quote based on the size, medium, and intricacy of your portrait. Once the quote is approved, a non-refundable 50% deposit is required to initiate the commission process, underscoring our commitment to professionalism and quality.
6. Initial Sketch Review: Upon receiving your deposit, I will commence work on your portrait and present an initial sketch for your review and approval. Your satisfaction is paramount, and revisions will be made as necessary until the composition meets your expectations.
7. Finalization Process: After the sketch is approved, I will diligently proceed to finalize your portrait, dedicating the necessary time and expertise to capture its essence. The duration of this process may vary depending on the size and complexity of the commission. You will be regularly updated on the progress, culminating in a final image that awaits your approval.
8. Optional Framing Service: Enhance the presentation of your portrait with our optional framing service. Choose from a variety of styles and materials tailored to your preferences. A separate quote will be provided based on your selected frame and the size of your portrait.
9. Delivery or Pickup: Once the final image is approved, your completed portrait will be carefully shipped to your designated address or made available for pickup. Additionally, digital copies will be provided, allowing you to effortlessly share your cherished artwork with family and friends.
Thank you for entrusting me with your portrait commission. For any further inquiries or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Your satisfaction is of utmost importance to me, and I am committed to delivering a professional and exceptional artistic experience.
Head & Shoulders Portraits start at £2,000.
Larger more complex portraits including pets and still life elements begin at £3,000.