Oil Portrait Commissions

‘I’d never commissioned a portrait before, but Paul guided me through the process patiently and expertly, keeping in touch as the work progressed with emails and photographs. The finished piece was even better than I’d hoped; everyone who’s seen it has been blown away and we’re thrilled to think that such a lovely thing will hang on our wall for decades to come.’
Paul Roundell – writer of Emmerdale

Painting portraits is my passion. I really work hard on capturing the uniqueness of a person, spending many hours working on the portrait. In this respect, a painted portrait is so different than a photograph, because it posses its own aura…, its meaning for the individual for whom it was painted. A good portrait painting will become a cherished heirloom, passed down through the generations, who will look upon it fondly.

Procedure:  I travel widely around the UK and so I do prefer to come and meet my clients, where we can sit down and discuss the portrait. This is when ideas can flow and the structure of the commission can start to take shape. We can discuss the canvas size and if possible view the area where it will hang. I will take lots of photographs and take notes and will mix some skin tones to ensure I get a good likeness. I will then go back to my studio and keep in contact with you as the work progresses. I paint in the classical technique of dead colouring, first and then second painting, and finishing with glazing and scumbling where necessary. Once it is finished I will come and present you with the finished portrait.

Commission Prices
Head and Shoulders £2000
Half Length £2500
Three Quarters (with hands) £3000
Full Length £4000
There will be a 30% discount for each extra subject in the portrait painting commission.