Commissioning your own life study
Got a big birthday coming, or just feel like celebrating with your own unique, personal, original artwork? Commission me!
It's all quite simple really! I have commission spaces available in the even months of the year only. Below is a price guide to give you an idea of costs.
I can create a Life Study of you, or a model, on paper or canvas. I prefer to work in person, but can work from photographs if necessary.
We will start with an email contact to plan out the subject matter, size and any colour scheme ideas. I ask for a £25 admin fee at this point, to cover my time in sorting out arrangements and creating our contract during this consultation period.
Next we agree a contract for the piece, outlining the specific requirements, size, price and completion date. 50% non-refundable deposit is payable at this point and secures the completion date. If there is a personal sitting we will arrange the date for that too. A one hour (with a break) sitting for preparatory sketches, exploring the pose and composition, potentially even starting on the full size piece. Once you are happy with the pose I will take a photo to continue working from and create your full size work. If you do not wish to proceed to the end of the project after the initial sketches or sitting, no further costs are charged.
An additional charge to hire a life model may be charged (usually approx. £15 per hour)
Throughout the process I will send you updates and photos so you can see how things are going.
Once complete, I'll contact you to arrange collection/delivery. the remaining 50% fee is due at the point of delivery.
I can advise on, or come with you to choose, mounting and framing. All works are unframed. Canvases can be hung as they are without framing.
I aim to finish commissions in a maximum of 6 weeks, but we'll stay in touch and I'll keep you posted on progress.
Payment is by BACS bank transfer.
Any questions please ask away on
Guide Prices for unframed original commissions on paper or similar size canvas:
A2 (approx. 42x59cm) £300
A1 (approx. 59x84cm) £380
A0 (approx. 84x119cm) £450
Framing - I personally use the excellent service offered by Masham Gallery ,who have a wide variety of mounting and framing available, for all budgets.
For works which require posting the picture will be supplied unframed.