My commission book is currently open and I am accepting commissions. I have a
small number of spaces still available for 2018 but these are going fast.
I've been offering a pet-portrait commission service since 2004 and have had hundreds of
happy customers over the years with many repeat bookings. My aim is to provide you with
a portrait of your horse or pet that you'll treasure and bring years of happy memories.
Portraits are created from your photos with the highest quality materials in coloured
pencil and pastel. My brands of choice are Faber Castell Polychromos, Caran d'ache
Luminance & Pablos, Derwent Lightfast on Clairefontaine Pastelmat.
Commissioning a portrait is really very simple and I'm always happy to answer any
In order to create a realistic, vibrant portrait that's full of life and character, your photos need to be clear, in focus and showing your pet's 'best side'. It's especially important that I can see their eyes clearly, as the colours and expression within the 'windows to the soul' are what makes each individual unique. If you're not sure if yours are suitable, just ask and I'll be happy to advise. If you supply photographs that you didn't take yourself, please ensure that you have written permission from the photographer for me to use them. A photography service is available for those living near to BH31.
Sizes and Prices
Price includes your unique portrait, a complimentary mount and UK Next Day delivery. Happy to ship worldwide and will advise of any extra shipping costs depending on your location. Listed prices are for single animals with either a white or simple tonal background. I can work from around A5 up to any size with a maximum of approx 20"x24" (due to paper size) and can quote for bespoke sizes/multiple animals. A 25% non refundable deposit is required to confirm your place in my diary with balance being due on completion. I am also happy to accept payment by instalments. Please ask if you'd like to spread your payment over four or six months.
SMALL - 10"x12" paper size - 8"x10" image size(20cm x25cm) - £295
STANDARD - 12"x14" paper size - 10"x12" image size (25cm x 30cm) - £395
MEDIUM - 14"x18" paper size - 12"x16" image size (30cm x 40cm) - £595
LARGE - 18"x22" paper size - 16"x20" image size (40cm x 50cm) - £895
I'll confirm when I expect to complete your portrait when you book and once started, will keep you up to date with regular work in progress photos via social media or email if you need to keep it a secret. If you have a specific date such as a birthday or for Christmas I'll do my best to accommodate your request. Gift vouchers are available too.
How to order
Very simply, send photos, agree a date and pay the deposit. I'll confirm your slot and your portrait as agreed. Everything
will be set out in writing and I'll keep you updated every step of the way.
Commissioning a Portrait