Find out how to commission your own portrait

Commission a Portrait

My order book for commissions is currently fully booked until 2020. To join the waiting list, please complete the short form below. In the meantime, you’re welcome to contact me for advice or ideas –  just drop me a line at angie@fromangiewithlove.com or call me on 07909 543312.

Join waiting list

To be notified when I am able to accept commissions again, please fill in the short form below and I will send you an e-mail (you will receive a confirmation e-mail, and you must click the link on it in order to join the waitlist). I work through my waitlist in the order in which people sign up.

Pencil Portrait Artist Angie
What you get

Whether you’re commissioning a bespoke pet portrait, or purchasing a wildlife art print, you can be sure you will always get:
~ 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
~ Reliable, tracked delivery – worldwide
~ 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.

Price Guide

The size and level of detail in each portrait will be unique to your own requirements, so 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!

Approx
Size
1
subject
2
subjects
3
subjects
A4
(20x30cm / 8x12")
or 25cm / 10" Square
£300
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A3
(30x40cm / 12x17")
or 35cm / 14" Square
£450£570£690
A2
(40x60cm / 17x24")
or 50cm / 20" Square
£750£870£990

Delivery

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.

Payment

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.

Every drawing without fail has been brilliant. Have enjoyed every one. Great admiration for a brilliant lady. Thanks for lighting up my days Angie. XX
John Kimberley
John Kimberley
2019-06-22T07:56:41+0000
the beautiful work she does, she is very talented..
Annie Richards
Annie Richards
2019-06-22T07:04:44+0000
this artist is superb. she catches every nuance and expression you will ever see on an animal's face. would give anything to have her talent x
Janet Stow
Janet Stow
2019-06-22T01:40:41+0000
she has a fantastical talent!
Wendy Field
Wendy Field
2019-06-07T11:25:00+0000
she is one very Talented Artists. I Love to see Her work.
Marrie Revill
Marrie Revill
2019-04-30T15:00:34+0000
I had my first pet portrait done back in 2016 with Angie and I knew immediately I would be back again for another! Angie's professionalism is faultless. She takes genuine interest in customer's pets making the service feel so personal which I'm sure must help capture the animal's personality. I can't reccomend Angie enough, from day one through to receiving the beautifully packaged portrait I've felt like a very valued customer. I don't have enough words to say just how perfect Lottie's portrait is. Thank you so very much.
Melissa Ami
Melissa Ami
2019-04-03T18:21:28+0000
Angie just recently drew my sweet Izzie for me. She was so easy to work with and communicate with. I will definitely be getting my other kitties drawn by her and I can’t wait!!
Shana Lea Roberts
Shana Lea Roberts
2019-03-31T16:12:43+0000
This was a wonderful experience from start to finish! Angie is so talented but above that wants to achieve an amazing portrait which the owner will love! Mission accomplished, I have just received my portrait of Lola and the presentation alone is amazing before you even get to the portrait itself! Beautifully wrapped and tied in a bow. Then you get to the portrait itself, it took my breath away and brought a tear it totally caught the expression of my girl. It is truly wonderful. Thank you Angie 💕
Karan Gillett Bowen
Karan Gillett Bowen
2019-03-28T16:24:04+0000
A very talented lady who has bought our Cookie back to life. Although Angie had never met Cookie it is like she knew him & you can see this in the ‘life’ she had put into his eyes. I have never met Angie but now feel I know her, as well as she knows Cookie.
Carole Goodson
Carole Goodson
2019-03-22T21:40:31+0000
Absolutely, YES! Angie recently completed a portrait of my Beagle. Her work is incredible and she is a wonderful artist to work with. Her compassion and dedication to each work of art are unequivocal. The detail, expression & coloring she reproduces in her portraits are amazing. It is also astonishing how she is able to instill each animal's personality into its portrait. Angie was able to capture the absolute essence of my dog. "BoB" and portray it exquisitely on paper. Anyone who sees BoB's portrait will feel they immediately "know" him. I cannot thank Angie enough for giving me such a special "living" memory of BoB!
Sandra Groeschel
Sandra Groeschel
2019-02-03T08:26:58+0000
Just beautiful & fabulous photos of animals which are so true to life!
Shally Sethi
Shally Sethi
2019-01-29T15:08:02+0000
From the onset Angie was a joy to work with, kind, helpful and very understanding. It’s clear she has a genuine love for animals. The moment the portrait arrived I could instantly see the pride and care Angie takes in her work. Not only was it well packaged but the presentation was stunning. The portrait was carefully wrapped with a personalised certificate of authenticity and instructions on how to care for it, such a special touch. The portrait of our sweet Yorkshire Terrier, Benji is breathtakingly beautiful. Angie’s talent has truly captured his spirit, personality and temperament. Benji has very expressive eyes. That intensity really comes through in Angie’s work. I can’t emphasise enough how Angie’s drawings bring the character of your pet to life. The portrait is something I will treasure for the rest of my life and I am so excited to have it framed. Thank you so much Angie for creating this amazing portrait of my boy, it has far exceeded my expectations and I could not be happier. You have raw talent and are so modest, sweet and helpful! If you are looking for a beautiful, thoughtful and quality gift for yourself or a pet lover friend then look no further ....... I promise, you will not be disappointed.
Tina McCoy
Tina McCoy
2019-01-16T23:11:12+0000
The picture of 2 Alsations and a spaniel are my Sister-in-Laws dogs, 2nd picture done by From Angie with Love x, just stunning.
Maria Gameson
Maria Gameson
2018-12-13T14:06:40+0000
I really don't know how to express my gratitude to Angie for her absolutely stunning work. She is truly gifted. The portrait that Angie drew of my cat Peanut is absolutely perfect. I am in awe of the colouring and the detail. Angie managed to truly capture the likeness of my Peanut, and I can see her in those eyes. Those eyes! Angie's work is breathtaking and this portrait means so much to me. Angie was also an absolute pleasure to work with, lots of emails with updates and progress photos that I also cherish. Thank you again x
Philippa Webb
Philippa Webb
2018-11-02T19:56:49+0000
Angie is a highly talented artist. Her portrait of our dog is beyond wonderful. Everyone that has seen it is blown away. That is the absolute truth. #10!!!!
Carol Powell
Carol Powell
2018-09-26T22:50:04+0000
Gorgeous drawings, great artist!
Lis van der Geer
Lis van der Geer
2018-09-22T10:46:51+0000
Love seeing the finished portrait, but also how Angie gets there, showing part finished artwork - amazing work!
Anita Sheridan
Anita Sheridan
2018-09-01T13:56:34+0000
This afternoon I received Alfie's portrait from Angie, to say I am blown away is an understatement!! I'd seen work in progress pictures so knew from these that Angie had captured Alfie perfectly but seeing the actual portrait was something else entirely!! His eyes are so alive and I feel like he is looking at me! Angie has been an absolute joy to deal with, she kept me informed through the whole process and made sure I was happy with the completed portrait before posting. The portrait was packaged so well and it felt very special unwrapping it and seeing it for the first time. I cannot recommend Angie highly enough, her work is amazing.
Meryl Seager
Meryl Seager
2018-08-29T20:44:24+0000