I am still working on pet portraits during Covid-19. If you are interested in commissioning a portrait please email me.
I work from detailed digital photographs of your pet and paint in pastels on a coloured premium card whose surface has been especially developed for this medium (360gsm/170lb). The size of the paper (not image) will be 25x35cm upwards depending on the pet and composition of the picture. Please contact me for an estimated start time for your picture as this will lengthen in busy periods. Every effort will be made to fit in with reasonable timescales. The period from order to delivery can be between 3-6 months, depending on the volume of orders at the time. If I can’t accommodate your request please consider a gift voucher. (See Below).
I also sell gift vouchers for the busy periods or if you are making a last minute gift decision. This can be redeemed by the recipient for 12 months from the date of issue but is not redeemable for cash. If the pet is deceased please ensure the photos are suitable before purchase, as full payment and delivery charge will be required on ordering a gift voucher; I am happy to look at photos and advise before purchase. firstname.lastname@example.org
I charge ‘per image’ for an un-mounted and un-framed picture. One image £225: two images £400: three images £575: four images £700: A £50 non-refundable deposit is paid at the time of ordering to secure a commission. I am happy to post the final unframed picture charging for packaging and Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery. I am sorry but I am unable to post framed pictures. I accept payment by cheque, bank transfer, cash or card if you are there in person. My husband will frame the painting for you at a cost of £75 with a double off white mount using one of the three mouldings shown below:
It is possible to paint a picture of a deceased animal, but as I work directly from a photograph, if you do not have a good image, I will find it very difficult to get a good likeness. Very occasionally I have to turn down a commission due to the poor quality of the photograph. The better the photograph the better the resulting picture. A small image 1” high with lots of background on a 6”x4” printed photograph is very difficult to turn into a 12” high portrait!
Please contact me so we can discuss: what you want; your pet; suitability of the photographs; size required and timescale.