from your own photographs
I am happy to undertake commissions. Prices start at £95 plus P & P for an A4 in fine art pastels on Mi-Teintes (acid free paper) and come fixed and ready for framing.
To produce a portrait that will do justice to the sitter I need at least one good, clear photograph, but preferably several taken from different angles. The subject should be in a pose that is pleasing to you and the photograph should show colours accurately. Take your time with the photos - try to capture that 'certain look' and get as close as possible at the same level as the subject - this is most important.
The better the photos, the more lifelike your painted portrait, as I can only draw what I see. The eyes are very important as they show true character and I love drawing them. Some information about the subject and their personality (happy, gentle, shy, extrovert etc) will help me to bring them to life. Your portrait will be with you for a long time so it's worth getting it right at this stage - if you like your photo, you will love your finished painting!
When the portrait is completed I will email you a digital proof. If there is any detail that you want changed it can be done at this stage.
From a photograph . . .
. . . with love, care and skill . . .
. . . a painting is born.
Portraits are in fine art pastels and on high quality pastel paper and are sprayed with a light protective fixative to ensure safety and long life. The paper size is approximately A3 size (16.5 x 11.7 inches; 420 x 297 mm), and the portrait is contained within leaving a border for framing. The size of the actual paintings vary slightly according to the subject.
If you have visited my personal pages you will have seen my pets and family, and now I look forward to getting to know yours!
The price for commissioned work varies according the the amount of work involved, and I will be happy to discuss this with you.
If you have any questions or comments please don't hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to answer them.