Portraits make excellent presents. Perhaps not bold enough to do it themselves, people are thrilled when a portrait of them or their loved ones is commissioned.
It is most important to me that you are delighted with the finished work, and that having a portrait painted by me is an enjoyable and memorable experience.
I work both nationally and internationally. The only difference in the process is that I do the international travelling, unless you fancy a trip to London.
Painted in oil on canvas, using my own contemporary style with old master techniques and the highest quality materials, these portraits are substantial works.
The process is straightforward and works well. 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 with my ideas and references, I can start the portrait in my London studio.
At about half way through I would like to see you for the first sitting of a couple of hours to help me to give the portrait a feeling of life and a true likeness, and to give you the opportunity to see how it’s going. 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. I want you to love your portrait and I will always take your thoughts into careful consideration. The portrait will then be professionally photographed, signed and given to you.
The second half of the fee is due.