Commissions and Pet Portraits

I greatly enjoy undertaking commissions whether for pets, any other animal (including human) and even landscapes. If you like my style and would like a special commissioned piece then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

For animal portraits I will need a very clear, colour-accurate, and high resolution photograph that you’d like me to work from, and a few other photos that demonstrate the character are always helpful to see. A portrait photograph tends to work best taken at eye level with the subject in good light but not in direct bright sunlight, and with the focus on the subjects eyes (but of course, if you have a particular pose in mind I will happily go with it, and it can actually create a compelling painting when worked from an interesting pose). If required, and practical (local to me near the Sussex/Hants border), I am happy to take and process photos for the painting (for which there is a charge of £50)

The following example prices are for an acrylic painting of one animal on stretched canvas, which can be hung as it is or can also be framed. I would charge a little more for an oil painting because of the cost of materials and the extra time it would take.

  • 16 x 12 inches (approx 40 x 30cm) – £200
  • 18 x 14 inches (approx 45 x 35cm) – £250
  • 20 x 16 inches (approx 50 x 40cm) – £300
  • 22 x 18 inches (approx 55 x 45cm) – £350
  • 24 x 20 inches (approx 61 x 50cm) – £400
  • 30 x 24 inches (approx 76 x 61cm) – £550
  • Additional subject – + £100

As well as offering painted portraits I also work in pencil, charcoal and pastel. Drawings don’t consume as much time as paintings to complete so prices reflect this.

Ellie cat. Pastel on pastel mat.
  • A4 pencil or charcoal drawing – £65
  • A4 pastel drawing – £90
  • A3 pencil or charcoal drawing – £80
  • A3 pastel drawing -£125
  • Photo shoot + £50

Other subjects

I am also happy to paint landscapes or even still life pieces if you have a special object you would like immortalised in paint. Always open to discussion.

Harting Hill. Oil on mount card.

I will need payment for commissions to be made in two parts; the first part being a 50% deposit, payable before painting begins and on agreement of all options and the second part on or before collection. Prices do not include p&p and if you would like your commission posted to you full payment must be made on completion.

I will keep in touch with you during the process to update you on process and will send a photo of the finished piece for your approval.

For any other sizes or specifications please contact me and I will be happy to discuss.