Commissioning a Painting
Commissioning a painting means rather than you buying something I have already painted I paint something chosen by you. You can commission a landscape painting, wildlife painting, a portrait of a loved one or family group, or a pet portrait. I enjoy working with my clients,
from the initial request through to the finished painting.
explains how the commission process works, its an easy proccess. If you have any
questions please don't hesitate to contact me.
1. Choose you canvas size. (see price list at the bottom of this page)
2. Get in touch.
Get in touch by email, by phone, or in person if you'd like to visit my studio, and we can discuss your painting enquiry. You can use the contact facility on this website.
3. Choose your canvas type.
Oil painting commissions are painted on museum
quality fine art stretched cotton or linen canvas (stretched canvas, means that
the canvas is pre-stretched and pinned on wooden framework).
There are 2 canvas depth types available:
a) 1 1/2 inch (38mm) depth box canvas (canvas sides can be painted so that framing is not required).
b) 3/4 inch (15mm) depth standard canvas (if you wish to have your oil painting framed).
4. Place a deposit.
To secure your place on my waiting list a £100
deposit is required. I work on a first come first served basis, so my
client list is in order of bookings taken. Once you've confirmed you'd
like to go ahead, a deposit invoice is emailed to you. There are 5
1) Online bank transfer payment, B.A.C.S
2) All major credit/debit cards
3) Paypal account
4) UK cheque or cash
5) In person at my studio
Online bank transfer is the easiest form of payment and I will include details in the invoice.
5. Choose your photographs.
Pet portraits, portraits, wildlife paintings and
landscape painting commissions can be painted using your own photographs
as a reference, as long as they are of good quality. If you're unsure
whether your photographs are of a suitable quality, just email them through to me
and I can take a look. If you need any advice on taking a nice
photograph of your subject, I can give you some great tips and help you
possible to make up a composition from lots of individual photographs,
then alter and move various elements around until you're happy with the
composition, before we begin on your painting.
If your commission is a landscape painting, and the
scene that you'd like painted is relatively local to my studio I'm happy to visit the location and gather any reference
material needed to create your painting for you.
6. Your painting will take approximately 6 weeks to paint, including drying
time. The start date however is dependent on my schedule and work load,
but I will let you know this when you enquire.
Original paintings, prints and commissioned paintings
are sold unframed unless stated otherwise. If you'd like your painting
or print framed however, I can arrange that for you.
framers I use have a wide variety of frame mouldings in stock, and a vast choice
from their suppliers, any of which can be ordered specifically for you. Or contact me to discuss your framing options.
8. Final payment
Once your painting has been completed, I will send a final invoice for the remaining balance.
9. Delivery of your painting.
Postage & packaging is included in the price for delivery within
mainland UK. International postage prices will need to be quoted
individually, according to size and destination location. Framed paintings will incur a additional postage and packing charge due to the extra weight/size.
10. Once the painting has been received by the recipient I post the painting
on my website and my Twitter art page (unless you would prefer not to
have your painting posted online). I always enjoy seeing photos of the
paintings in situ, particularly with the subject, and receiving testimonials.
11. Price list per size of commision
8.3 x 11.7
11.7 x 16.5
24 x 18
36 x 24
40 x 30
Each additional pet or figure (i.e. more than one pet or
figure in your painting) + £70 per pet/figure.
If you'd like a specific size canvas, and if you have any questions
please contact me for a quote.