Please read the following before placing your order


Commissioning a portrait

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? Or would a drawing be more suited to the setting (or your budget)? More importantly, what does your instinct tell you to go for?



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 the commission is entirely my own work and 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 photographs I can only work from what I receive, so they must be of suitably high quality.

Once you have initiated a commission you will be given details of how to send (and take, if necessary) any photos required. NB third-party photographs may only be used with the owner/photographer's consent.



My paintings are usually rendered in acrylic on canvas (or canvas board, if preferred), while drawings may be charcoal, graphite or pencil (or a combination of these) on paper. I will, of course, be guided by your wishes, but I am equally guided by the subject and reference(s) – each face dictates its own treatment as the portrait evolves. 

Within an agreed timeframe you will be sent a digital copy of the portrait, for your approval, when I feel it is finished – though last tweaks may still be made. In all instances I will achieve a likeness and you should be happy with the final result – if you're not, you are under no compulsion to accept it. However, you should be accepting of my style... after all, you've chosen it!

Payment (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.



(standard sizes)


A4 21x29.7cm/8.3x11.7in  £99

A3 29.7x42cm/11.7x16.5in  £185


30x40cm/12x16in (canvas or board)  £345 

46x60cm/18x24in (canvas or board)  £495

60x90cm/24x36in (canvas only)  £745

76x100cm/30x40in (canvas only)  £995


Prices are for single subjects, head only and unframed. Other sizes and requirements on request. ‚Äč
P&P/carriage extra


The artist retains all reproductive rights to her work and may use any resulting images in any media (unless otherwise agreed with client). No other copies may be made, either print or digital, without the artist's express permission and attribution as advised.

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