A truly unique artwork to treasure……
I believe a portrait painting should be informal in order to reflect the characteristics of the subject – my paintings based on photographic reference record relaxed, spontaneous moments that could never be posed – especially with children! (see the people portrait page for examples. also pet portrait and wedding portrait pages)
Pricing and lead time….
I always quote for each commission individually as there are many variables to consider ie: size, level of detail, support and media (canvas/paper, paint/pen and ink) Prices start at just £150 for black and white, and typically a 30 cm x 30cm single portrait canvas is from £400. Portraits require many, many hours of intense work and are normally delivered 4-6 weeks after ordering. However, if you have a shorter time frame I will do my best!
As you can see I usually keep the background simple, clean and in a colour that complements the subject so that there is little to distract from the portrait. Reference photographs taken in warm toned natural light are preferable to harsh camera flash or indoor lighting . Where possible, I am happy to take photographs which will translate into a beautiful painting, ask for more information.
If you would like to find out more, please contact me to book a portrait consultation to discuss possible styles, sizes, colours etc.