What are the payment terms for commissioning a portrait?

To secure a first sitting and begin the portrait the artist requires 50% of the total commission fee (including expenses) up front. 25% of the total fee is invoiced after the portrait has been reviewed and approved by the client with the remaining 25% then due upon delivery of the final portrait. For larger commissions [...]

2018-04-23T23:54:55+00:00April 23rd, 2018|

Do you provide framing of the finished portraits?

I don’t currently frame any paintings myself but I can oversee the framing process for clients, working with one of my preferred local framing partners. At any point during the commission process I can offer advice on how best to frame and hang your work in your home.

2018-04-23T23:48:01+00:00April 23rd, 2018|

Do you paint portraits from photographs?

Where possible the artist prefers to paint at least some of the portrait from life, aided by his own photographs taken at sittings. However, the artist can work from supplied photographs when working from life isn’t possible such as posthumous portraits or paintings as a surprise gift. If you would like a quote for a [...]

2018-04-23T23:44:46+00:00April 23rd, 2018|

How long does a portrait painting take?

The duration of a portrait painting is very much dependent on a number of factors including the size, composition, complexity of detail, approach (i.e. academic or alla prima) and availability of the sitter. Oil paintings can typically take 2 months to dry sufficiently before being safely shipped.

2018-04-23T23:43:36+00:00April 23rd, 2018|

Why do people commission a portrait painting?

Many people commission portraits as they simply would like a unique work of art for their home or collection. Portrait paintings can also be commissioned as a: Birthday Present Idea (especially for landmarks like 40th, 50th and 60th birthdays) Retirement Present Idea Wedding Present Idea Graduation Present Idea Anniversary Present Idea Posthumous Portrait to Celebrate [...]

2018-04-23T23:22:11+00:00April 23rd, 2018|

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