This page will guide you through the steps required to commission your unique portrait.
Commissioning a piece of art can appear daunting but its really very simple and with
hundreds of satifised customers, Victoria will provide you with a portrait you'll treasure.
Victoria is always happy to answer any questions and ensure you feel confident every
step of the way.
Portraits are created from your photographs. Choose a photograph of your pet which captures
their character and clearly shows their coat colour and eyes/expression. Photos work best if they are taken outdoors in natural light and if possible take several different shots to be sure to really capture your pet.
If you supply photographs taken by anyone other than yourself, you must obtain specific permission to use them to comply with UK copyright law (even if you have purchased them from a professional photographer).
Portrait Size and Price
Decide on the size you would like. This will be guided by your wall space and budget. The sizes listed show the image size and the mount will create an approximate 2" border (e.g a 10"x12" portrait will be mounted to 14"x16"). Standard prices are for single animals with a simple tonal background. Additional animals, bespoke sizes etc can be quoted for on request.
Colour or Graphite?
Portraits are created in a choice of either graphite or professional grade coloured pencil. The coloured portraits may also include pastel or watercolour pencil depending on the subject and composition.
Contact Victoria with your request and any questions you may have, plus any extra information about your commission such as a requirement for completion by specific date. Victoria will always do her best to accommodate requests for special occasions but booking early is advised.
Victoria will advise on suitability of your photos, portrait size and medium, confirm price if you have any additional requests such as extra animals/backgrounds etc and the planned completion date. An invoice will be created to confirm the details and clearly set out everything that has been agreed.
A 50% deposit will confirm your booking with the balance payable on completion. Payment by instalments (usually four) is also available. Please ask for details. Overseas portraits will incur an additional £25 charge to cover international postage.
Victoria will advise when the portrait is underway and provide 'work in progress' updates by email or via her Facebook page (your choice). Once the portrait is complete and the balance paid, it will be posted to you fully insured by Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Commissioning a Portrait