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Prices, Order information and Terms of Business

Commissions

Until recently my main focus has been on commissioned portraits but now I concentrate on works for exhibitions and competitions.
I keep some capacity for a limited number of commissioned portraits but it will be heavily dependent upon my work schedule. I will always try to make room for new orders from previous customers.



I try to keep my pricing simple.

Picture subject Approximate
visible paper size
Black & white
(Graphite pencil)
Coloured
Pastel
Coloured
Pencil
Single animal 12x8in; 30x21cm £175 £190 £210
14x10in; 35x25cm £190 £215 £245
16x12in; 42x30cm £220 £245 £275
Two animals 14x10in; 35x25cm £255 £300 £320
16x12in; 42x30cm £295 £345 £370
Single person 12x8in; 30x21cm £190 £205 £225
14x10in; 35x25cm £210 £235 £255
16x12in; 42x30cm £235 £255 £285
Two people 14x10in; 35x25cm £305 £335 £390
16x12in; 42x30cm £345 £375 £425

My prices include
  • A picture mount to fit the standard sized frames available in your high street. (Mount apertures differ slightly between suppliers and the sizes shown above are indicative only)
  • Next Day UK Special Delivery before 1.00pm by Royal Mail. Overseas delivery is available at extra cost.
All portraits are drawn personally by me, freehand, starting from a blank sheet of paper. My prices above are for head, or head-and-shoulders studies with a wash background. In animal portraits this will include a basic headcollar or dog/cat collar, if you wish.

Bridles, harnesses, fancy collars, detailed backgrounds and other objects in the picture will be charged extra, which will be discussed with you as we agree the composition.

Please Note:
  • The choice between pastel and coloured pencil (which is more detailed and takes longer) is usually determined by the subject and the quality of the photographs. I will advise you which medium I believe will produce the best picture for you.
  • I cannot accept a commission if the reference photos show insufficient detail of the subject. In particular I can only draw colour portraits of people if the photos are exceptionally good.

How to Order
Ideally send me your reference photos by email right at the start, with an outline of what you would like and any deadline you have. I'll contact you within 48 hours to discuss your requirements, confirm the price, and schedule the work. Delivery is generally in about 5-6 weeks but if you have an earlier deadline I'll try to rearrange my work to accommodate it.

To confirm your order send me a non-refundable deposit of £65 for a single subject or £95 double subject.
I prefer bank transfer but will accept Paypal, cheque or credit card.

When finished I will email a scan of your portrait for approval. Once you are completely satisfied, send me the balance of your payment and I will despatch your picture. If time is short you may, of course, pay the balance before completion so that I can despatch your portrait as soon as you have approved it.

Payment for multiple orders is due as each picture is completed.

Photography Service
In Kent and neighbouring parts of London, Surrey and Sussex I can call to take additional photos and discuss your portrait with you. Click here to find your town and see pricing.

Copyright
Photographs are copyright, and ownership usually belongs to the person who took the photo, or the person who paid for it to be taken. For each photo you send me you are granting me an indefinite licence to use it, copy it, and display it in any way - so it is important that you own the copyright or have permission to grant this licence.

Further, for each photo you send me you are agreeing to indemnify me against any costs arising from claims made against me by a person claiming to own the copyright.

Other terms and conditions
If you do not wish to pay the balance for the finished portrait, you will forfeit the initial deposit and I will retain ownership of the drawing and its copyright will vest in me, along with the right to display or sell the original and/or images of it to third parties.

I may place an image of your purchased portrait in my various web galleries, and use it in my publicity and my blog. I may also show pictures of current work-in-progress on my blog. If this is not acceptable to you please let me know when you place your order.

Your payment of the deposit constitutes your confirmation of your acceptance of the terms on this page

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