I am a portrait artist working mostly in oils from my studio in Leicester. I treat my subjects with honesty and like to use colour and bold mark making to describe my subjects. I'd be delighted to quote for and discuss any possible commission.
Typically after discussing what the client would like the portrait to reflect I'll do some preliminary sketches before deciding on the colour palette, lighting and mood. I will then take a number of photos and produce preliminary sketches to get to know the sitter and play around with the composition. If the sitter's time is limited I'm happy to work from photography alone. I try to communicate the personality, life and character of the sitter to the viewer while always maintaining an accurate likeness. I'm happy for the sitter to collaborate as much as they like and encourage their thoughts and input.
Examples of my work
Portrait of a child. 9 x 12 Oil on Canvas
"Study of a bearded man". 9 x 12 Oil on canvas
"Frida" 14 x 18 Oil on Board
"Sir David Attenborough". 12 x 12 oil on canvas board
So how much is your portrait going to cost?
This depends on many factors including the size, what medium, number of subjects, background requirements, type of canvas and whether you would like it framed or not. So it's always best to contact me for a detailed quote. Below are some examples.
8 x 10 Pen & watercolour (pet portraits only) £200
8 x 10 Graphite & pen £200
8 x 8 Oil painting £300
I always use 100% archival materials & the highest quality paints in of all my artwork. I have many years of experience and aim to provide above all a beautiful and truly original piece of artwork.