Pricing

Maisie – pencil on paper

Life Sketching Session

Price per session £300.

One session of sketching usually takes around 2 hours. At the end of the session there will be around 8 A4-size light drawings, some better than others. You choose to keep as many of them as you like.

Medium: pencil or charcoal on paper

Size – approximately 30×20 cm

Commission portrait drawing. Charcoal on paper. John Izod

Portrait of John Izod – charcoal on paper

Portrait Drawing

Price £600

Head and shoulders portrait drawing in pencil, charcoal or other graphic media. Requires 2 life sittings.

Size of the paper approximately 50×40 cm.

Hamish – monotype

Monotype prints

Price £900 for 3 prints

Monotype is an unusual and very exciting medium for a portrait commission. Because of the nature of the process, I work on several prints at once. Each of the prints is a unique image, although based on the same basic drawing. As a result, you will have 3 portraits of your choice, plus an option to buy additional imprints for £50 each. Read more about monotype medium and examples of commissioned portraits.

I usually work from photographs on this type of portrait commission.

The size of each print is approximately 45×45 cm.

Emily – oil on board

Small life study

Price £1000

This type of commission is painted from life in 2 sittings, with the first sitting dedicated to sketching (and the resulting sketches for you to keep!)

The painting’s medium: oil or acrylic on canvas or board.

The size of the painting is approximately 38×35 cm.

Lorna – oil on canvas

Head and Shoulders portrait

Price £2000

This commission will require 4 life sittings, with the first one being a sketching session.

The painting’s medium: oil or acrylic on canvas or board.

The size of the painting is approximately 43×38 cm.

Roger Eve – acrylic on canvas

Head and Shoulders portrait from photographs

Price  from £2000

When life sittings are not possible, a portrait painting can be executed with the help of photographs.

Medium: oil or acrylic on canvas or board.

The size of the painting is approximately 43×38 cm.

Ariane Comstive – oil on canvas

Three Quarters portrait

Price from £3500

Painted from life, this commission will require 7-8 sittings, with the first one being the sketching session.

Medium: oil or acrylic

Size is approximately 70×50 cm

Mike Eve – oil on canvas

Large portrait from life

Price from £4500

Large portrait painting from life. Minimum number of sittings if painted from life is 10.

Size approximately 90×80 cm.

Medium: oil or acrylic on canvas or board, tempera on board.

Portrait of Lottie-Lou – acrylic on canvas

Large portrait from photographs

Price from £5000

This type of commission demands a long time for me to paint and involves you and me working together at the preliminary stages.

One or two photo-sessions might be needed.

Size approximately 90×80 cm.

The Neilson Family – oil on canvas

Group portrait

The details of a group portrait will need to be discussed.

The above prices are a guide. The way each commission unfolds will be different from any other.

Payment is made in two instalments: advanced payment of 1/3 of the agreed final price at the start of the work, and the rest on completion of the portrait.