The Portrait Process
I want you to be delighted with the finished work, and that having your portrait painted by me is an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Painted in oil on canvas, using my own contemporary style with old master techniques, these portraits are substantial works.
Normally, there are four phases to the process. Firstly, we discuss the context, nature and size of the portrait and decide on the setting. I will then give you a quote and we can agree a schedule.
If you would like to proceed with the commission, half of the fee will be payable at this point. I have a draft contract that we can use if you require.
The next step will be a meeting in your environment – wherever in the world that may be – in order for me to design the portrait and take some reference photographs. When you are happy, I can start the portrait in my London studio.
At a time that suits us both I would like to see you for the first sitting of a couple of hours to give the portrait a feeling of life. We can let one or two further sittings fall into place and if you are not able to come to my studio, I can roll up the canvas and come to you.
The finishing touches will be applied at a final sitting to finish the portrait to your complete satisfaction. The second half of the fee is due and framing can be arranged.
I want you to love your portrait and I regard the whole enterprise as a collaboration between us. I will always take your thoughts into careful consideration.