Fully Booked: My order book for commissions is now fully booked until 2019. To join the waiting list, please use the signup form here or follow me on Facebook to be the first to find out when it reopens. For wildlife art prints, please visit my print shop.
It’s easy to commission a beautiful bespoke pencil portrait. To order, just drop me a line using the contact form to the right or call me on 07909 543312 and let me know what you have in mind, including sizes, colours, etc and we can discuss your requirements, price, and delivery time.
To order wildlife art online, please visit my Print Shop.
What you get
~ Totally bespoke artwork, created especially for you
~ Finest-quality materials used
~ Presentation packaging – even before framing, it makes a lovely gift
~ Guaranteed satisfaction (full refund if not delighted)
~ Friendly, professional service
~ Superb communication including regular progress updates
~ Free advice and ideas
What I need from you
When I’m creating something original just for you, it’s important that I start with as much input as possible, so that you get exactly what you’re looking for. The best portraits are those that capture something about a person or pet’s character or a special moment.
When sketching portraits, I tend to work from a favourite photo but, to ensure I get the best likeness, it can help to have supplementary photos or even video – it can be hard to capture the personality of someone you haven’t met and, although you know the person intimately, I will base my work solely on the images supplied. See my guide to choosing a great photo. The better the input, and more detail I can see, the better the finished result.
Because the size and detail of each piece will be unique to your own requirements, it’s difficult to publish fixed prices that apply across the board. However, I appreciate that price will be a consideration so I have published some guideline pricing below. Please feel free to get in touch with your ideas, including budget and size, and we can work out what would suit you – no obligation!
Graphite / Colour
Graphite / Colour
Graphite / Colour
A4 (20x30cm / 8x12") £200 / £225
£275 / £310 Not Recommended
A3 (30x40cm / 12x17") £275 / £310 £350 / £400 £465 / £525
A2 (40x60cm / 17x24") £345 / £395 £465 / £525 £585 / £600
A1 (60x85cm / 24x34") £450 / £500 £585 / £660 £750 / £800
UK Orders: Packing and delivery usually costs £10 – as standard, your portrait is mounted and wrapped for presentation and sent via recorded 24hr delivery. This may vary depending on the item’s size, where it’s going, and how it needs to be packed, but I’ll always give you an up-front quote so there are no nasty surprises. If you’re reasonably local to South West London, you’re welcome to pop in and collect it at no charge – it would be lovely to meet you!
International Orders: I’m happy to post portraits overseas. As a guide, it costs around £20 to Europe and £25 to USA and Australia but I will always confirm delivery charges before accepting a commission. Again, your portrait is mounted and wrapped for presentation and sent via a tracked, insured service.
Pencil portraits are supplied unframed unless agreed otherwise – read more about mounting and framing here.
For commissions, I charge 50% on acceptance, with the balance payable on completion prior to dispatch – I will send you a photo of the drawing to ensure you are totally happy with what I have created before accepting final payment.
Payment is via bank transfer (or cash, if collecting), or you can pay online here via PayPal or credit/debit cards. To pay online, simply select the agreed quantity of £1s and proceed through the checkout as normal.
Guarantee and Returns
I want you to be absolutely delighted with your purchase so, if you are not completely satisfied for any reason whatsoever, just get in touch and we’ll resolve it. However, I’ll be in regular contact during your commission and will send you photos so that we can make corrections as we go on. I won’t dispatch your portrait until you’re 100% happy with it.