Details on how to order your Portrait
Firstly, you need to decide the size of portrait required, and the medium, Would you prefer just the head/neck or full body. Would you like more than one subject in the portrait.
Prices quoted for the pastel portraits have a neutral background, should a
detailed background be required, please email for a quote
as this takes considerably longer and therefore the cost needs to be adjusted accordingly
Next you need email/post the photo you require me to copy, plus any extra ones for reference if possible, ie: another photo might show the eyes better, or the coat colour, I would rather have too many photos, than not enough. Please number or name the photos and tell me which you want me to work from. ( Please read Photo Tips)
Photos MUST be high resolution, they must be clear and sharp and enable me to zoom in to see all the detail, I can only work from the photos you send me. Photos sent from a mobile phone need to be
sent as the original size
I can make slight alterations, such as pointing ears forward, opening eyes, making an older pet appear less grey etc.. but I cannot change the angle, so if your pet is facing to the right, then I cannot make it looking forward etc...
I can work from several photos and put them together on one portrait
With your order I ask for a 50% deposit, this can be paid by paypal, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
bank transfer to my HSBC account
Portraits are not started until a deposit is paid.
Updates, I can either show updates of your portrait as its being painting, either by email, or on my Facebook, or you can wait until your portrait is finished before I send you a photo of it completed, please advise which you prefer. **Please note if the portrait is for a gift, I will NOT show it on my Facebook page or website until I know you have presented it to the lucky person
Once the painting is finished I will email you a photo for your approval, and to make any tweaks if needed, once you are 100% happy with it, It will be signed and wrapped ready to post.
I will then ask for the balance to be paid and I will then post the portrait to you .
Portraits are posted 1st Class Recorded delivery
Any questions? feel free to email me... (please mark emails 'Portrait' in case they go in my spam box)
Your portrait will take at least 10 hours to create (for a 12" x 16") from start to finish, longer for a larger portrait, but please allow 4-6 weeks for your portrait, due to my work load, though if you need a portrait for a certain date,
please ask as I will always try to accommodate you whenever possible.
*Deposits are non-refundable
**Please note** The copyright to all paintings belongs to the Artist, and I reserve the right to use them in promotion and advertising. Please do not use my work without my permission