Creating art to sort my head out

Commissions

Want to see yourself in a new light? 

I create portraits that aren’t about how you look, but about who you are. 

I love painting people and their stories, and I also have a strong pull toward abstract and non-conventional art.  Everything I paint will be in ‘my’ style as well as reflect what you are looking for.

 

Portraiture

I’d love to give you a painting which can stay with you for the rest of your life and beyond.

What makes my portraiture unique is the connection with my sitters.  I want to be able to connect with you and bring your life into the art. Your wounds, struggles, loves and dreams are what makes you who you are - they are your life force. I tap into this life force and create a true portrait of who I see. 

This is what makes my painting distinct.  You’ll be able to feel the emotion in the art.  I want people to be able to see their own bravery, courage and love in their portraits.

 

Non-portraiture 

It’s very rare that I create something outside of portraiture for commissions. I am happy to discuss any abstract or off-the-wall ideas you may have to see if I may be able to help.

 

Process

It starts with a meeting for me to get to know the subject and take some photographs for reference. I ask questions and mainly try to find out what the subject believes makes them ‘them’.  

Because I take pictures, it means the subject does not need to sit for hours. The conversation is the most important part. 

I may require more than one meeting but usually one is enough.

 

Pricing

A typical portrait will take me anywhere between 20 - 40 hours, depending on the size and nature of the painting.  My mind will also be working on top of this when I am not on the brushes.

Depending on the size and detail required, prices may differ. Please get in touch for more details on prices. 

Any commissions entered into will require a signed agreement and 50% payment upfront.

All terms will be sent for your consideration prior to engagement.

 

Availability 

I have limited capacity for commissions; typically, I will do four per year.

Please enquire about current timeframes and to be considered.

 

Commissions I am unable to do

  • Landscapes
  • Children
  • Pets
  • Specific replicas of photographs (I’ll always want to add my own touches)
  • Photo-realism

 

Next Steps

Please get in touch if you have any queries and want to discuss your ideas with me personally.

I don’t charge for having a chat and would love to hear from you.