Please contact me if you have any requests or questions about a commission.
Size and Price Guide 2019
Oil on canvas, applied using palette knives.
5-7 days to paint. 3 weeks to dry ready for shipping. Frame supplier takes 1 week to make frame and deliver to me.
I like to use Paypal, all I need to invoice through this system is your e-mail address connected to your PayPal account. Direct bank transfers can also be made if you prefer. If you come to collect the painting in person, cash and card payments can also be accepted. Payment only due once the painting is complete and you are 100% happy with your commission.
FREE collection from High Wycombe
+£10 for UK
+£20 for US and Canada
Contact me for other countries – I will happily give you a quote.
+£40 for *wooden floater frames available in black or white.
+£50 per additional pet (rectangular canvas size recommended with more than 1 pet).
HOW TO Commission ME?
1) CONTACT ME
Send me an email through my contact me page. I also respond quickly to direct messages through Instagram.
Let me know the following:
+ What size pet painting you would like (small, medium, large)
+ What canvas shape you would like (square or rectangular)
+ Any time restraints or deadlines
+ The country you want the commission shipped to
+ Any background colour preferences. Best way is to browse through the gallery and let me know which ones you like best. Or leave it up to me to surprise you come the big reveal.
+ Any optional extras you would like (frames, extra pets)
2) TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR PET/S AND SEND THEM TO ME
My tips for taking good painting reference photos:
+ Kneel and come down to your pet's level. This helps steady the camera to prevent blur and makes a more personal composition.
+ Take the photo outdoors, preferably when it is cloudy. Natural lighting is best, but strong sunlight can white out detail.
+ Try a few angles, straight on, 3/4 angle, side on, looking up at your pet - avoid the looking down angle.
+ Get a good shot of their eyes - eyes are the window to the soul.
+ If you need inspiration take a look at some of the gallery, find your favourite one and try to recreate the same angle.
Good photo references, my guidance for this can be found here.
3) I'LL SEND YOU PHOTOS OF MY PROGRESS
Once we have established what type of commission you would like and which photo to use I will begin. I will send you progress shots as I go. It usually takes me 5-7 days to paint a commission.
4) YOU CONFIRM YOU ARE HAPPY
Have a look at the progress photos and give me your feedback, let me know your thoughts as we go. My main aim is to paint a palette knife pet portrait you can treasure forever.
5) I'LL INVOICE YOU
You've seen the final painting, I won't invoice you till you are 100% happy.
My preferred payment system is through PayPal. To invoice you through this system all I will need is the e-mail you use for your PayPal account and the address you want me to send the painting to.
6) I'LL SEND YOU THE PAINTING
Due to the thick oil paint, most of my paintings take 3 weeks to be dry enough for shipment. Once the painting is dry and I have received the full payment I will ship the painting. I like to track the delivery and will send you tracking details.
7) THE PAINTING ARRIVES HOME READY TO HANG
Your own personal painting arrives safe and ready to hang and treasure!