Working in the highest quality watercolours I will provide you with a portrait that will last a lifetime, working from your favourite photographs. Commission subjects include Dogs, Cats, Horses and British Wildlife. Paintings are presented with a care card and a certificate of authenticity.
Here's how the commissioning process works;
Get in touch with me by phone or email.
We will chat about your requirements and I will let you know approximate timescales (usually no longer than four weeks). I will ask for a non-refundable 50% deposit to secure your commission.
I will ask that you send me some photographs. Please see my below photography guide to ensure the best possible reference image.
I will then get on with the painting, letting you know of my progress as I go.
When the illustration is complete, I will invite you to come and see it or send you photographs. If you are happy with the painting, I will request the remaining payment before posting mounted and packaged, first class signed for.
I need a good close-up photograph, take your pet outside with the sun behind the photographer. The background doesn’t matter. If you have a particular favourite photo I am happy to use that, I copy the photo exactly.
Get someone to help by standing by the photographer’s side, holding a treat - food always does the trick!
If you want the bridle, head collar, collar etc. on the portrait, let me know as I will automatically ignore it.
Do I need both pets in the same photograph to work from?
No, you can have separate photographs of your pets and I'll bring them all into one portrait. As long as they are good quality photographs in similar poses.