How to commission a portrait

Commissioning a portrait is an exciting experience. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me with no obligation at

Prices start at £350 and are shown on the Portraits page.

I usually work from photographs which I prefer to take myself but I might be able to use one of yours if it is a clear, crisp high resolution image, ideally with good lighting and contrast. A portrait can take a few months to complete but if you need it more quickly we can discuss what might be possible.

If you decide to proceed, we both sign an agreement that clarifies the process. In brief, there is a non-refundable deposit of £100. When the portrait is complete, I will email you an image and if you are satisfied you then pay the balance and I will post the portrait to you. If you live near Chipping Sodbury I can deliver it. Postage and packing are an extra cost.

The painting will be in oil on canvas or panel (as agreed earlier), unvarnished and unframed.

The copyright remains with me, the artist, but I am happy if you wish to make copies for personal, non-commercial use.