Commissioning a Portrait

Please contact me to discuss your commission and I will quote a fee accordingly, or work within your budget.

Please note that I can only accept commissions upon payment of a deposit of 50% of the fee.  The remainder is payable on completion.


horse portraits in pastel


-my speciality-

dog portraits in pastel

Portraits in pastel have become my speciality and are the most popular choice. Pastels are dry sticks of pigment blended with chalk and china clay.  I use fine pastel pencils on sanded paper to achieve realistic, delicate detail.  The result is soft, rich colour with a velvety finish.  Due to the level of realism, I generally only paint pastel portraits of ‘sitters’ whom I have met and photographed myself (this is included in the fee but may be subject to additional travel charge if not local).

I’m based in mid Wales and am happy to travel to clients within a reasonable distance.  Clients are welcome to bring their animals to me at home where we have good facilities for taking photos, including a sand school for action shots. We can usually arrange overnight accommodation and stabling if you are travelling far.

tint sketch portrait


-from your own photo-

pencil sketch portrait

Sketch portraits are drawn with graphite or tinted pencils onto white or toned paper.  They show the essence and character of the subject without fine details, and are ideal for commissioning from your own photographs.  Ideally I like to have a few photos to look at and a short description of personality to help me get a good idea of character. Click here for photo tips

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