You may want to give a gift to someone special – a partner, friend or colleague or you may have someone you would like to remember – a child or grandparent. You may even like to have a portrait of your self! If so, let’s meet and discuss possibilities and the creation of something unique and enduring.
Ideally, I like to meet the person and visit them in their own environment where they can relax and be themselves. I take lots of photos and will spend time selecting the ones that best show a persons character, sometimes blending several photos together.
Working from photos is an advantage as few people have time to sit as a model and they may tire easily. Whereas a photo can capture special moments of character and liveliness and help me to bring vitality to the portrait.
However, if the portrait is to be of someone who is no longer with us or it is to be a surprise for the subject then I can work from photos that you already have providing they are sufficiently clear.
The price of a portrait may vary according to the size of the canvas and the amount of detail required in both the figure and the background. In general, prices range from £300 to £800
I am often asked how long it takes to paint a portrait and I wish there was a definitive answer! If you would like it for a specific time or event, I will do my best to complete it by then but generally I would ask for at least 6 weeks notice
‘Thank you so much for the portrait of Patrick – it is so staggeringly like him and so sensitively painted – everyone who sees it screeches in amazement!’ B. H-S
‘You really have captured the “essence’ of your subject…” T. D.
‘I found my beautiful portrait in the postbox – I love it and thank you so much…….Oooh, I’m so pleased that I really can’t tell you…’M. C.
‘Thank you for bringing the best out in my Dad – I so appreciate his portrait presence in its warmth and kindliness.” H.B.