I would like to commission a painting or drawing, what's my first step?
If you have decided what you would like, you can purchase your portrait via the buy now buttons. If you are purchasing a portrait for a gift, gift vouchers are always the best route and these can be sent in the mail, or electronically.
How many photos should I
The more photographs you can send the better. I work from one main photograph for all subjects however do like to have others to refer to. If you are commissioning for an animal portrait, please indicate which photograph best represents your pet, and which you would like me to work from. Also let me know which depicts his/her true coloring. The more information I have, the more I have to work from.
You can send several photographs and have subjects from each placed together into a single painting. Simply give me detailed instructions how you want me to combine these photos into one painting. I don't charge extra for this service.
What quality of
photograph do you need?
The better the quality of photograph, then the better the finished painting or drawing will be. Photographs should be clear, in focus with the subject occupying the majority of the frame. Photographs showing subjects in the distance aren't usually good enough to work from.
Basically, I can clearly see the details of your photo I can make a painted portrait from it. I recommend that you pay attention to:
How long will it take to
complete the painting or drawing?
I work to around a 6 week timetable depending on the time of year. I work on a first come first served basis however I do try to meet special dates. Please let me know as soon as possible so that I can organize my schedule.
How is my painting or drawing sent?
I normally use FedEx but am happy to use a different service if requested.
Can I use my painting or
drawing for my business, or print it for friends and family?
I retain the reproduction rights on all of my original art work. You hold the copyright on your photo that I work from, however I retain the copyright on the artwork created from that image. If you are looking to commission a piece of artwork for business use, or would like to duplicate the artwork for any other reason, please contact me to discuss your options .Please look at my Web Store for card options.