Details & Prices
Guide prices for commissioned Wildife Oil Paintings and Pet Portraits on canvas are dependent on size as follows:
* Please note that these prices are a guide and may vary slightly depending on the type of painting required, for example if you would like more than one animal in the painting or a more scenic background *
A 20% non-refundable deposit is required before I start the painting, this will secure your booking. The remaining balance is to be paid once you have seen a photograph of the finished painting and are completely happy with it.
I accept international payments by PayPal for secure online card transactions. UK customers may also pay by direct bank transfer.
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I understand that as a customer ordering a pet portrait, your primary concern will most likely be whether the painting will look exactly like your pet. In all my years as an artist I have only ever had happy customers and am confident that you will be delighted with your painting.
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Paintings are supplied unstretched and unframed
How to Commission a Painting
If you would like to commission an oil painting of your pet, all you need to do is send me a clear, high resolution photograph (see below for tips on photographing your pet for a painting). It is important to have a good quality photograph so that I am able to see the detail in the animal's features and therefore achieve the best results. If you would like to send more than one photo for me to choose the best one that's absolutely fine. It can also help for me to see a few photos of your pet for colour matching purposes.
If there is a particular animal that you would like me to paint, but you don't have a photograph, then I can most likely source the reference material as I have access to an extensive image reference library and work with many talented photographers. In this case, once you have given me an idea of the painting you would like, I can show you some reference material or sketches for you to choose your favourite. If you like I can also show you the drawing on the canvas before I begin to paint it.
A 20% non-refundable deposit is required before I start the painting. I work predominantly on a commission basis so there is normally a waiting list, but I can give you an idea of the completion date for your painting when you contact me. It could be as little as 4 weeks or 4 months so it's best to order well in advance if you would like to give the painting as a present. On completion of the painting, I will email you a photograph of it. Once you have seen this and are completely happy with it, then the rest of the payment can be made securely online by PayPal (UK customers can also do a direct bank transfer). If you would like any small changes/alterations made to the painting then that is absolutely fine and I will do that for no extra charge.
Tips For Photographing Your Pet For a Painting
~ A good quality photograph will enable me to acheive the best results ~
If possible, photograph your pet outside (without flash) as the natural lighting will show their colours more accurately. However, avoid strong sunlight as this may make areas of the photo too bright or cast dark shadows. A bright but overcast day would be ideal.
If you're unable to photograph outside, try to photograph in a room that is well lit with natural light. Avoid using the flash or having indoor lights on.
Get to the same eye level as your pet. Avoid taking the photo either looking down or up at them, unless you particularly want this type of shot.
So I can see the detail of your pet's features, it is important to have a clear, high resolution photograph. If you have a zoom lens, all the better! If not, just try to get at a close distance whilst staying in focus.
If you would like more than one pet portrait in the painting, it is better to photograph the animals separately to get the best shot of each one.
If you already have some suitable photographs of your pet then feel free to email me some. If, sadly, your pet has passed away and you're unsure as to whether the photographs that you do have are suitable, then you're more than welcome to send me them and I'll get back to you.