Graphite pencil, coloured pencil and pastel portraits of people and pets, including group, family, celebratory and memorial.
All portraits are created using strictly high quality photographs at least 11’’ x 14’’ in size.
Pets and children are a popular choice of subject matter.
I can create a group portrait made up by working from individual photographs.
Whatever type of portrait you ask for, I will produce work of a high standard using quality materials.
For completed pastel portraits I use an aerosol fixative to preserve the finish.
Take a look at the portfolio gallery for examples.
This is a bespoke service so pricing will vary depending on whether it is black and white or colour, the number of subjects and the size.
Terms and Conditions
A non refundable deposit of 50% is taken up front to secure your order.
I will be working from a supplied digital image but I must examine this carefully before agreeing to taking on the portrait project.
Once we have agreed a price, I will send you an email invoice with several payment options for the deposit.
The balance of your order is due on completion.
A flat fee shipping charge applies.
The final portrait is shipped flat between foam board, which when packed is approximately 1.5cm thick.
In addition I will securely package the foam board with multiple layers of bubble wrap.
A “do not bend” warning is affixed to the package. Every effort is made to protect your product.
Shipping worldwide starts from £15.00 depending on the portrait size
I use Airsure which also includes insurance cover.
Shipping in Europe starts from £15.00 depending on size. I use the Airsure or International signed for which includes insurance cover.
UK special delivery
Special delivery is from £11 and is guaranteed by 1pm the day after dispatching your order (not including Saturday).
Consignments are trackable via the Royal Mail website using email or SMS.
Insurance against loss and damage up to the value of £500 is available with special delivery.
Unfortunately, deposits are non refundable on account of ordering materials and/or commencing work on your project.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How exactly do you create portraits? Is this a modelling session?
A: I’m working strictly from high quality, clear photographs.
Q: Do I need to send a physical photo or can I email a digital image?
A: A digital image is preferred assuming it is high resolution.
Q: What size and format of digital image must I send?
A: A JPEG is fine but please make sure it is the highest resolution possible (300 PPI ideal).
Q: The photo I have is small and not clear. Can you enlarge this?
A: Your photo needs to be the highest quality possible to begin with. Seeing all the details is essential.
Q: When do I send the digital image?
A: Please let me examine the image prior to ordering and taking the deposit.
Q: How long does it take for you create a portrait start to finish?
A: At least one week. It depends on size, number of subjects, amount of detail and media.
Q: What do you need from me to get started with the project?
A: Please use the enquiry form below
Custom Portraits Enquiry Form
Please use the fields below to specify your requirements.
- If you’re interested in more than one portrait but with different specifications, please submit another form.
- I’ll respond as soon as I am able, usually within 48 hours.