In these days of instantly available digital photography when our likenesses are recorded over and again, it has become even more special to have a portrait painted. A portrait can mark a birth or marriage, graduation, sports achievement or a well earned retirement - or it can simply capture an individual at a point in their life and preserve the moment for ever.
Watercolour is a subtle and uniquely sensitive medium for portraiture. It lends a lightness and delicacy to any subject. A portrait is the perfect gift.
The commissioning process is simple. The first meeting with the client will determine the pose, clothing and setting. It is at this stage that I take photographs for reference. At my studio I work on the drawing to size and once approved, will start work on the painting. The painting will take from 4 to 8 weeks to complete.
Fees for portraits are usually in the range of £250-1000 according to the size of portrait and whether a single or group subject. At drawing approval stage I will invoice 30% of the total fee. Final payment will be due on completion and presentation of the portrait.
Please browse the gallery and feel free to call me regarding prices or anything else you need to know.