Pastels are a very special medium.
They can be textured or soft depending on the papers, pastels and technique used by the artist. A pastel drawing is often referred to as a painting due to its ability to look similar to the brush strokes and blendable nature of paints. A portrait is a timeless tribute to a beloved person or animal. A family portrait, a deceased pet, a newborn baby. Whoever it is that you cherish, a portrait can bring a smile for many years and turn a house in to a home.
All prices include work, materials, delivery via Royal Mail's Tracked 24 service with signature (UK), and a digital copy of your portrait to use on social media.
These prices are for bust (head and shoulders) portraits. I am unable to offer discounts as these prices are based on the amount of time each portrait takes to create. Thank you for understanding. Payment can be made in full prior to beginning the commission via PayPal or Bank Transfer. I will send instructions when we have finalised the necessary details.
For international postage prices, portraits at a larger size, full body portraits and portraits including a background, please contact me for a bespoke quote.
In the event that I am unable to take on further portraits during a busy period, or you cannot find an appropriate photograph for a secret giftee, I offer gift vouchers. Your giftee can use this to cover part or whole cost of a portrait. The gift voucher is A6 in size. Postage is £1 in the UK and £2 abroad.
The Commission Process
For many the process of commissioning an artist is a mysterious one, so I have put together a step by step guide to demystify that process.
Choosing the right Photograph
It can be difficult to know exactly which photograph is 'the one'. In the age of smart phones we always have a camera at our finger tips, our virtual photo albums packed full of so many options. But what makes a good reference photograph for a portrait?
Choosing the Size
Size matters! At least, it does when it comes to portraits. There are pros and cons to any size and which you choose will depend on a number of factors.
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