I love working with clients on both cat and dog commissioned portraits.
We have great fun putting the ideas together to create a completely original themed piece of art, which captures the character of people's pets in a fun and totally unique way. To give you an idea of the process I use, here is a video showing the stages and progression of a commmission titled: 'Spotland: A Dream of Scotland'.
Please note, my commission order book is now closed. As I am booked well into Spring 2019 with commission work, I am not accepting new orders currently. If you would like an email notification when my order book reopens, please click the Commission Enquiry button below:
To paint a commission, I need a small selection of photos, brief character description(s) and any ideas you might have for the theme. From these, we'll chat through ideas to ensure I capture their character(s) and the scene for the painting just right, perhaps some cheeky birdy or critter friends might join the fun too! Once everything is agreed, I'll paint a small sketch to ensure you're happy with my interpretation - this can always be adjusted/fine tuned if necessary. Then, once you've approved the sketch, I'll begin work on the full sized painting. The medium I use for commissions is gouache paint on heavyweight watercolour paper.
I offer 2 standard sizes for commissions, although larger scaled paintings are available upon request.
These are my current rates in GBP (£) based on a painting portraying one pet:
Size: 10" x 12" gouache on watercolour paper = £195 + post and packaging
Size: 11” x 14” gouache on watercolour paper = £210 + post and packaging
If you would like more than one pet portrayed, I charge £35 for each additional subject - by the way, there's no extra charge for cheeky critters and birdies! A 50% deposit payment is required 2 months prior to the commission start date. Please note, mounting/matting/framing is not included.
If you are interested, please click the commission enquiry button above and when I re-open my order book I will send you a notification email - in the meantime, thanks so much for your patience.