I am available for private commissions. If you’re looking for an original piece of artwork, perhaps I can create a bespoke canvas or framed illustration for you?
There are many reasons to commission work, some use it as an opportunity to celebrate a favourite location, illustrate a personal story or mark a special moment in their life… and they are often given as gifts for special occasions.
Below you will find a rough guide to a couple of common formats and sizes, along with an approximate idea of pricing. Use this contact form to start discussing your ideas or drop me aline using the details at the bottom of the page.
Is there a limit to size or shape?
Anything goes, although certain sizes and shapes will look best for different purposes. Large scale canvases can also be built from scratch, with only time and cost the limiting factors.
How much does it cost?
Each project is quoted individually. Costs will vary depending on the complexity of the image and how busy the studio is (it always pays to make early enquiries!). Materials, delivery and any travel expenses will be identified before work begins. Most of the cost is due to the number of studio hours required to finish each piece, the larger canvases containing anything from 60 to 100 hours of work.
How long does it take?
Usually 2-4 weeks depending on how busy the studio is. So it’s never too early to discuss an idea.
Will I need to pay a deposit?
I ask for a small deposit to cover those initial materials, usually £20 – £100 but may be higher if specialist materials are required. A final invoice will be raised once the work is complete.
Can you paint from a photograph?
Yes, although it is used as reference and the finished painting is never an exact copy. If you can’t find suitable images I can research some for you, or arrange for a photoshoot to then paint from in the studio.
Can I make suggestions?
Yes, I use the same process for all my projects whether private or commercial. There are natural points at which your input is encouraged
What if I don’t want to be involved? I want the big reveal to be a surprise!
No problem, i’m a confident and creative artist who can motor along under his own steam.
What if I dont like the work?
Hopefully you have seen the style of my artwork before commissioning and will appreciate it for what it is. If the work isn’t to your liking, I will try to revise the piece within the terms of the agreement. If you do wish to cancel the artwork, a fee will be charged according to the stage of production. The full terms and conditions are available on request and will always be provided as part of any commission agreement.