Commission a Portrait

commission a pet portrait

I am friendly and professional to work with and I am proud to say that all my customers are very happy with their pet portraits. Many customers return when their furry family expands & commission me to do further portraits for them. Click here to see what my customers have to say about me & my pet portraits.

Here is the information you need to commission your own pet portrait.

  • For my pet portraits I work from your photographs. So the first thing to do is to send me good selections of close up head shots.  I can tell pretty quickly which ones will make great portraits. If you want two or more pets on one canvas that is no problem at all. They don’t have to be in the same photograph, I can work from separate photos & put them together in the sketching & design phase.
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portrait photo

 

  • I find that knowing a little bit about your pets’ character really helps with my design process, so please do send me a paragraph or two.
  • Once we have agreed & you are happy with the photo choice, I will ask for a deposit which will be either £50 or 25% of the portrait, whichever is greater.
  • I will then begin sketching out the pet portrait design & once complete I will email it to you. This enables you to see exactly what the portrait will look like. You will be able to see the pet portrait design with different coloured backgrounds so you can make the choice for yourself then.
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portrait design options

 

  • Once you are totally happy with the design I will ask for the balance & then begin the portrait.
  • My lead time does depend on how busy I am but generally it is about 4-6 weeks. If you are wanting the portrait for a particular date please do contact me as I can normally accommodate, even at short notice. The lead up to Christmas is my busiest time so please do allow enough time & book your Christmas pet portrait in early.
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finished hand painted portrait with close up detail

 

  • Postage is generally £15 within the UK, unless the canvas is very large. I will quote for postage outside the UK once I know the size, type of portrait & your location. Shipping worldwide is no problem at all, all portraits will be safely packaged. I generally use good quality recycled materials to package my artwork for it’s safe transportation.
  • I offer my portraits as prints on paper, prints on canvas & hand painted canvases.
  • A pet portrait print on paper is on an A3 archival matter paper.
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A3 pet portrait print on paper

 

 

  • Pet portraits as a print on canvas are printed onto a heavyweight artist grade cotton canvas.
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print on canvas with a close up detail

 

  • The canvases I use for my hand painted pet portraits are handmade in the UK by a small company. They use sustainable tulipwood & are stretched with a linen style fine Italian 100z canvas.
  • Pet Portraits don’t have to be square, if you want a rectangular canvas I will work out the perfect size to fit your specific portrait.
  • I work to some standard sizes:
    • 20 x 20cm
    • 30 x 30cm
    • 40 x 40cm
    • 60 x 60cm
    • 100 x 100 cm
  • If you would like a bespoke size to fit a particular wall or space please ask & I will give you a quote.

 

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