Commission a Portrait

You can commission an original portrait of your child, family member, friend or even your beloved pet.

Here are the four simple steps to commission your own custom portrait:

1. Contact Me

Your first step is to simply contact me so that we can discuss your requirements and the various options available (


40 x 50 cm Oil or Acrylic on Canvas – £1600

60 x 80 cm Oil or Acrylic on Canvas – £2400

120 x 150 cm Oil or Acrylic on Canvas – £3000

Please note other sizes are available – contact me for enquiries


2. Choose the Size and medium:


I offer a variety of sizes as well as mediums to choose from in hope that most people who would like to commission a portrait painting will find it affordable.


Acrylic Paint or Oil paint

Winsor and Newton artists’ oil colour is used for oil paintings.

Liquitex professional acrylic artist colour is used for acrylic paintings.

All custom portraits are created on Reeves 100% cotton double primed (acid free) canvas. Or if you would prefer your portrait framed, then high quality, acid free, canvas paper would be used.

Commissions are priced after individual requirements are discussed. A deposit of 50% is due upon commissioning/agreeing on the size and medium of the painting, with final payment at time of completion.

3. Send your Photos:

When choosing reference photographs, bear in mind that the finished portrait will be greatly influenced by the quality of the photographs supplied. Photographs should be as sharp and clear as possible. If you are unsure about the suitability of your photos, simply email them to me, and I will be pleased to give my opinion along with any suggestions, which may help.

Send photos of the subject(s) and all special instructions for your custom portrait via email or post. All mailed photographs will be returned to you when your custom portrait is delivered.

  • Remember that better photographs make better portraits!
  • Send at least 3 good photographs showing the face of the subject(s).
  • Send a photograph that conveys the personality of the subject, if possible.

Don’t worry about a background, I can change the background to suit each individual.



4. Approve your painting before it is delivered:

I will send you a ‘half way point’ photograph of your portrait via email for review before I continue with finalising the painting. Suggestions of any changes to your portrait can be discussed at this point, before the painting is finalised.

When the portrait is finished you will be shown online for approval. Once fully satisfied with the quality portrait, your painting will be carefully packed and shipped to your doorstep.

Completion times can vary between 4 – 6 weeks depending on current workload, so always allow plenty of time if planning a birthday gift, etc.


Also Available: Signed Art Prints of your Portrait

In response to requests from happy customers who wished to share their portrait with friends and loved ones, I offer fine art prints of your portrait. These high quality prints are hand-signed and mounted. For more information on placing a special order for prints of your portrait, contact me via email.