A beautiful portrait makes a lovely keep-sake, of your children, grandchildren, your spouse or a family member, or perhaps one of yourself. It can be a lovely surprise for a friend or relative. Get your own pet painted, or surprise a friend with a portrait of his or her dog or cat. Portraits also make wonderful original gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, or any other special occasion.

I usually work from photographs. These can be sent by email or post. For me it is the most practical and economical way to work. Often it is not possible for a client to visit or for me to visit them, therefore photographs are the only practical alternative. As each portrait takes a good number of hours to complete there is minimal pressure on either side. However, if at all possible I will get my client to sit for me for sketches as that helps with my overall composition and will of course improve the drawing a great deal, but this depends on where you live. I work hard to get a realistic end result and I try to make sure that my client is truly satisfied. I am confident in saying that the likeness I produce is excellent and I can assure you of the highest quality.

CHRISTMAS 2017 - (19th November)
I am still accepting pre-Christmas Portrait commissions (and other subjects), and will honour the 20% DISCOUNT on your price if I receive your order before 30th November. Please order soon to avoid disappointment, as I need plenty of time to render your artwork, also allowing enough time for shipping. My normal lead time is usually around two months, subject to conditions and my workload at the time of placing the order.

I am also offering PORTRAIT GIFT VOUCHERS as an alternative.