Prices are shown for a portrait on a plain background.  If you would like a particular background painted this will be extra and will need to be quoted individually depending on the amount of detail required.  Please contact me for further information using the contact page here. The sizes given are for paper size i.e. the frame size required.  The actual picture size will depend on the width of the mount used, with a width chosen to compliment the picture. Mediums used for Portraits : Pastel, and Graphite,  Portrait Prices add 50% for additional subject

Size Pastel on Velour or Uart  Head and Shoulders Size Graphite Head and Shoulders P & P UK
8″x 10″ £135.00 8″ x 10″ £85.00 £10.00
10″x 12″ £185.00 10″ x 12″ £135.00 £10.00
14″ x 11″ £235.00 14″ x 11″ £185.00 £10.00
16″ x 12″ £285.00 16″ x 12″ £235.00 £12.00
20″ x 16″ £335.00 20″ x 16″ £285.00 £12.00
24″ x 18″ £385.00

Slate Prices (Sizes are approximate)

Size Price P & P
Oval 11″ x 8″ £50.00 £7.50
Square 6″ x 6″ £40.00 £7.50
Rectangle 8″ x 10″ £50.00 £7.50
Round 6″ £40.00 £7.50

Payment Options

Payment can be made by cheque, pay pal, cash or bank transfer or card on collection.  I now offer payment plans contact me for information.

Framing

Framing is done upon request.  I usually use Atishoo Gallery in Charlestown for my framing.  Prices are dependant upon size of portrait and quotes are given upon request.

How to order

To commission a portrait, simply send me a clear image of your pet either by post or as an email attachment.  Better still, send a selection of images, including details of their best expressions, colours etc.  If you would like several animals together, they can all be separate photos. A clear image of the pet(s) is the first step to capturing a good likeness.  All photos will be returned upon completion of the portrait. Waiting times can vary depending upon workload – an approximate completion date will be given at the time of ordering. A deposit of £30.00 on all orders – to secure booking.  Once completed, I will send you a photo of the portrait either by email, before the remainder of the payment is required before dispatch.

Postage & Packing

Pastel portraits are carefully flat packed using foam board to protect the surfaces.  Unframed prints are packed in cardboard tubes. All portraits are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery

Useful Tips of taking photographs of your pets

  • Set your digital camera to its highest resolution / best quality image possible
  • Photograph outside if possible, in good light without a flash
  • A dull day is better than a bright sunny day.  This will avoid unnecessary shadows
  • Take the picture at their eye level, the eyes are the most important part – different angles eg:- side profile, three quarter view and straight on
  • Use a zoom lens if you have one
  • Ask someone to help with toys/treats to get the pets attention so that their head is in the correct position

Copyright

The artist owns the copyright on all original paintings.  The artist can legally reproduce the painting (e.g. prints or cards) or use it for publicity.