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usually oil on canvas, acrylics on request
(as of October 2023)
oil on canvas
oil on canvas or board
Quotes are for single subject, head only, all unframed, sizes approximate – other sizes and requirements on request.
Some original portraits (ready-made or private commission) can be reproduced in print on canvas, usually done at 18x24in/46x61cm to order at £150 (other sizes may be available) – please enquire.
Regrettably I currently do not make drawings to commission.
Oil on canvas
Amy Winehouse, Debbie Harry, Elton John, George Michael, Kate Bush, Madonna, Marc Bolan, Mick Jagger, Prince, Rihanna, Robert Plant, Stevie Nicks, Sting, Paul McCartney – 18x24in/46x61cm on 35mm bars, unframed £790
Paul Weller – 18x24in/46x61cm on 19mm bars, unframed £725
Oil on canvas board
Tina Turner – 16x20in/41x51cm, frame optional £680
Freddie Mercury – 12x16in/31x41cm, frame optional £550
Almost all 'Music Icon' portraits can be reproduced in print on canvas (see above for details) – this includes of already-sold originals, ie David Bowie and John Lennon. Please enquire.
Most 'Music Icon' portraits are also available as A3 mounted prints, signed & sleeved, at £40 each
or posters (currently David Bowie only), signed & tubed, 20x28in/51x71cm at £30.
They are also now available as greetings cards; 5x7in, blank inside, with envelopes in cellophane, priced at £3 each or a set of 4 for £10.
(as on permanent display at Athelhampton House). Please contact me to discuss your requirements.
Some non-portrait paintings are available, almost exclusively 'Shorescapes' of the Dorset coastline. Please see Other Work page for details.
Due to the investment of time and materials, all commissions or specific orders require a 33% non-returnable deposit. P&P/carriage extra.
Consider, first, where your finished portrait will be hung – would a tall or wide, large or more modest-sized portrait sit better there? Is there a colour scheme it should work with? How will it be lit? Would the painting be better on a box canvas, to perhaps hang unframed, or on canvas board for you to frame to your taste? What does your instinct tell you to go for?
Please note, I do not usually offer multi-subject portraits, mainly due to the constraints of suitable photographic references. Instead, I would advise anyone interested to have a pair or series of canvasses that complement each other – not only do they line up nicely on a wall, but when the kids go off to their own households they can each take their paintings with them!
For private commissions, the best results happen if I can meet with the subject to make sketches and take my own reference photographs (I rarely do portraits from life... who has the time to sit?) – this way I can be confident that my source material is suitable. I would urge this course if possible.
However, if this not practical and you are providing the photographs, I can only work from what I receive, so they must be of high quality – pin sharp, well-defined and with good contrast at high resolution, at least – photos taken from online are not suitable. If this is our way forward then once you have formally initiated your commission I can provide detailed guidance on how to send (and take, if necessary) any photos required. NB third-party photographs should only be used with the owner/photographer's consent.
While we will settle on size and medium in advance, nowadays I favour painting in oils – it takes time but best serves my process and gives, I believe, a rich and subtle result. I usually paint on canvas, or canvas board if preferred. As to treatment, or 'style'... that is something I cannot force, as I find that each face dictates its own progress as the portrait evolves – the individual subject will always make his or her own way to the surface! Within an agreed timeframe you will (if you cannot visit in person) be emailed a low-resolution digital copy of the portrait, when I feel it is close to done, for your approval. In all instances I will achieve a likeness and the painting will not be deemed finished until you are happy with it.
Payment (preferably by bank transfer) is due on final emailed approval, after which delivery of your portrait will be facilitated as soon as possible. Carriage or post can be arranged if collection or delivery in person is impractical.
If family or friends would like print-on-canvas copies of the portrait this can be arranged.
NB: The artist retains all copyright / intellectual & reproductive rights to her work and may use any resulting images in any media (unless otherwise agreed with client). No other copies, either print or digital, may be made, shared, distributed or sold – whether by the eventual owner of the work or anyone else – without the artist's documented permission and attribution as specified.
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