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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 or graphite (or both) 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.

If family or friends would like print-on-canvas copies of the portrait this can be arranged.


NB I also paint historic-style portraits (as seen in Athelhampton House). If you are interested in this please contact me to discuss your requirements.



As well as original paintings, prints are available of landscapes – on canvas to order (same size or otherwise) and, usually, A3 signed giclée prints on paper 'off the shelf'.






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

40x50cm/16x20in (canvas or board)    £425

46x60cm/18x24in (canvas only)     £495

50x76cm/20x30in (canvas only)    £615

60x90cm/24x36in (canvas only)     £745

76x100cm/30x40in (canvas only)    £995


multiply acrylic price by 1.5


graphite and/or charcoal on paper

A4 21x29.7cm/8.3x11.7in    £99

A3 29.7x42cm/11.7x16.5cm    £185


NB Portrait quotes are for single subject, head only.

Historic-style portraits prices on request.

Some portraits can be reproduced in print on canvas, 46x61cm/18x24in to order @ £150 – please enquire.

Music icon portraits available as signed/tubed 50x70cm/20x28in posters @ £25 (Currently David Bowie, more soon.)





(standard sizes)

50x76cm/20x30in originals (canvas only)     £495

50x76cm/20x30in signed prints on canvas     £125

A3 signed giclée shorescape prints (mounted, on paper)     £45


P&P/carriage extra.

All unframed, sizes approximate – other sizes, materials and requirements on request. 


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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