Commissions

UPDATE 2021: I am now accepting a limited number of commissions every month. Please follow me on Instagram or get in touch to enquire about my availability.

 


 

Whether a family dog, a beloved cat or something altogether less typical (cockerel, snake, penguin – all possible!) I seek to capture the personality of an animal in a spontaneous and playful style. I work in a variety of media including charcoal, watercolour, coloured pencil, chalk pastel, conte pencil, ink or graphite depending on the nature of the portrait and animal. I often stand to draw and paint on the floor which injects a movement and energy into my work.

My approach is to create an artistic interpretation of an animal rather than aspire to photo-accuracy (plenty of great artists are available for photo-realistic portraits, that’s just not me). On this basis I ask clients to provide a handful of photos then entrust me to create a piece of art based on their subject. My process for original pieces doesn’t include client-led alterations. In commissioning a portrait, clients are choosing to trust my creative eye and accept an artist’s interpretation of their pet.

If you’d like to commission an original drawing of your dog, cat or other animal, please email to check availability.

Prices are exclusive of shipping and are for a single animal. For an accurate cost of multiple animals, or for prices in other currencies including international shipping, please get in touch. I require a 50% deposit upfront. Full terms and conditions for portraits are here.

In addition to the options below, I am also available for mural painting, commercial illustration and other unusual commissions. Get in touch for a chat.

Charcoal sketch.

Charcoal sketches

A black charcoal drawing on 120gm white cartridge paper.

A3 (30x42cm):                  £250
A2 (42x59cm):                  £350
A1 (59x84cm):                  £500
A0 (84×120 cm):              £1000
2A0 (150x120cm):         £2000

Artist portrait.

Colour portrait

A colour portrait which may be created using any combination of watercolour, gouache, coloured pencil, ink, pastel or conte pencil. On high quality archival 300gm watercolour paper. Sizes below are approximate and depend on cropping.

A3 (31x41cm):                 £450
A2 (46x61cm):                £600
A1 (59x84cm):                £1500
A0 (84×120 cm):            £2850
2A0 (150x120cm):        £4000