following section gives answers to some of the frequently
asked questions. For further information use the "Take
Me Directly To" drop down list at the top
of this page.
How long will it take to produce the Portrait ?
How big will the finished Portrait be ?
What medium is available for my Portrait
What sort of photographs can be used ?
I want a family portrait but am not
sure what photos to send ?
How will I receive the final Portrait ?
How do I pay ?
How much will it cost ?
How do I order a Portrait ?
What if I don’t like the Portrait
long will it take to produce the Portrait ?
Normally 2 - 6 weeks from receipt of your photos and
big will the finished Portrait be ?
I use standard sizes
for portraits but you can specify any size you require.
This will always be agreed before any work starts on
the portrait. For further details see Prices
medium is available for my Portrait ?
commission can be produced in a variety of media including
graphite pencil, coloured pencil, pen and ink, watercolour
or mixed media. For further details see Selecting
sort of photo or digital image can be used ?
photos or digital images can be used. The photo or digital
image must be clear and in focus. For a portrait the
head should ideally be at least 2 inches (50mm) across
and a good likeness of the subject. For further details
see Choosing a Photo
or Digital Image
want a family portrait but am not sure what photos to
a family portrait or a portrait with more than one person,
child or animal, I will need a clear in focus photo
or digital image of each subject. However the individual
subjects DO NOT have to all be on the
same photo or digital image. I can combine subjects
from different photos and re size them to suit the final
portrait. See example
on Family Page
will I receive the final Portrait ?
A scan of the final portrait will be sent to you by
email prior to posting the original or collection can
be arranged locally. In the United Kingdom this will
be by Royal Mail Special Delivery for non UK posting
this will be by recorded delivery. All portraits are
supplied professionally mounted.
do I pay ?
By cheque or money order in Pounds Sterling. A 40% deposit
will be required before work starts. The balance payable
on completion. See Term
and Conditions for further information.
much will it cost ?
Prices start at £60 for Pencil and £110
for Watercolour (plus postage and packing). For further
details see Prices and
do I order a Portrait ?
To commission a portrait all you have to do is let me
know the subject, which medium
you require, the
size and provide me with photos
or digital images of the subject. You can either
post photos, send digital images by email
or hand deliver. For full details on ordering see How
to Commission a Portrait.
You can contact me by telephone,
letter or email
to discuss individual requirements.
If you wish to visit my studio you are most welcome,
but it is not essential to meet.
if I don’t like the Portrait ?
A full refund will be given if you are not fully satisfied
with the final portrait.