If you are interested in commissioning a bespoke piece of art, please feel free to contact me with a general outline of what you have in mind.
For those interested in a portrait commission, here is a brief summary of how I work:
After an initial email outlining your requirements, I like to meet the sitter (and if not the same person, the one commissioning the work) for 2-3 hours to get to know the sitter, discuss ideas for the piece, get an idea of what key elements might be needed (clothing, props, etc) and where best to do the sittings. I prefer to work in natural light and find its often best to work in the sitter's own environment.
I will then take a series of digital photos which we will then look at together to see which ones we both like, and to get a clearer understanding of what you are after and how I might best interpret it. Sketches may also be made at this point.
Once a composition has been decided upon, there will be a 3 hour sitting where more photos, sketches and colour notes will be done.
Sittings are then scheduled as required, the number and frequency of which depends on the nature of the piece commissioned. An absolute minimum of 3 sittings is advised.Enquire
I am happy to travel to you, whether in the UK or internationally. Please note that prices do not include travel expenses and can be quoted for upon request.
These vary according to each piece's complexity, my current commitments and the availability of the sitter. If a particular date is required it is strongly advised to enquire as much in advance as possible.
In order to commit both myself and the sitter to the project, a 50% deposit is paid at the inception of the commission with the remaining 50% paid upon receipt of the finished piece.
All my commissions have simple, gessoed wood and gold leaf, hand-made framing included and are ready to hang upon delivery. Particular framing requirements can be accommodated but may incur additional costs.
Commission prices start from £4000 (approx 30x40cm 'head and shoulders' portrait), and increase according to the size and complexity of the piece.