If you would like an artwork of a particular theme, a special interest or a portrait of a person or pet for a gift or a special occasion, please feel free to Contact me and we can discuss your requirements. See below for further information.
All of my artworks are produced in Artist Quality Acrylic on Canvas or Board, Watercolour on Paper, or Pastel on Mi-Tientes Paper and are sent to you unframed, unless requested otherwise.
Canvas works are gallery wrapped where the painting is continued on the sides of the canvas or painted one colour to frame the image so that it can be hung straight on your wall without the need for framing. You may still frame the work if you would like.
Works produced on board will need to be framed before hanging.
Commissions normally take 4-6 weeks from receipt of deposit and photographs/description, however the delivery time is dependent on the number of commissions in my waiting list and the time of year. Please email for availability of 'rush' commissions.
Prices are based on the time it takes to complete the artwork, which is determined, by size, level of detail, the medium used, and framing requirements. Please email me if you want to be sent a general price list, or to discuss your requirements. If you already know the details for the artwork, please email me the details including photographs and your individual preferences for the portrait (size, medium, subject matter) and I will provide a personal quote and my recommendations if you are unsure which medium or size to choose. I try to respond to all emails within 24 hours.
If the commission work is for a portrait, the quality and suitability of the reference photographs may also affect the price as it takes considerably longer to create a portrait from poor photographs; therefore all prices are quoted individually.
If you are unable to obtain a good photo, I also offer photography service for those in and around the Newcastle region.
A deposit of 25% of the quoted price for commissions is required before commencement of artwork. This deposit is non-refundable once work on the commission has been started. I want you to be 100% happy with your artwork, therefore the balance of payment is not due until you have viewed the completed artwork via email and have confirmed your approval. Balance of payment is required within seven days of email approval, and the completed artwork will be shipped to you on receipt of payment.
Payment can be made by Direct Deposit/Internet Transfer, Australia Post Money Order, or PayPal. International payments can be made through PayPal.com. All payment and contact details will be provided on receipt of your commission request.
Shipping and Postage
Within Australia: Usually $6.00 - $15.00 by Australia Post depending on destination and size of artwork. Registered Post and Insurance Included.
International: $20.00 - $40.00 (insurance additional according to destination)
Please note that no copyrights are conveyed with commissioned artwork. If you require a piece for reproduction purposes, please email me for further information.
As a courtesy to my clients I do not sell prints or otherwise benefit financially from commissioned artwork unless agreed upon prior to commencing the artwork; however I retain the right to display the image on my website galleries and to use the image for display and promotional purposes. If you have any major objections to this, please let me know!
For all commission work: Take as many pictures as possible.
For portraits (pets or people): Make sure there is plenty of light, avoiding direct sunlight as it alters the natural colouring of your subject. A bright overcast day is ideal. Try to get clear eye shots showing their colour and shape. For pets, take photos at your level and at different angles. Zoom in to capture the texture of their coat etc. Photograph your pet when he or she is relaxed, as this will enable them to show off their true character.
If your pet is deceased I can still capture them with the photos you have.
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