If you are interested in a future commission, please email me your details and I shall put you on my waiting list.
I am not taking on new confirmed bookings at the moment due to my current work load.
If you particularly wanted it for a special occasion in the next couple of years, do let me know the date and if possible, I will try to accommodate, but as I say I'm rather busy!
When you get towards the top of my list, I will contact you for the next step which includes selecting a photo, sizes and compositions. It is worth trying to get some good photos in the meantime. (see photography tips below). Once we have agreed on everything, I will send you an agreement to sign and return, at which point a £50% deposit is required. This deposit is non-refundable unless an unlikely event prevents me from doing your piece. The balance will be due on competition.
I work from one main reference photograph. This must be high resolution for me to make an accurate representation. A selection of photos can be useful so that I can get some insight into your animal’s personality. If you are not sure if your photos are suitable, send them to me and I will be able to tell you if I can use them for your portrait. If you are fairly local, I can arrange to come to you and take photos, at a cost to cover time and travel. If you have a photograph that was taken by a professional photographer, I require their permission before using as a reference.
I retain the rights to refuse to take on any commission if I feel the photographs provided are not of sufficient quality.
See Prices below (reviewed every 6 months)
All artwork is double mounted and comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity.
I retain the copyright to all works commissioned by the client. No artwork may be reproduced or altered without my written consent. I will not produce prints of your artwork to be sold, however they may be used for display or promotional purposes.
Packaging and Shipping:
Mounted pieces that are to be posted will be carefully packaged and posted next day tracked and signed delivery. Postage, package and handling starts from £15 for UK. Please enquire for overseas shipping.
Full payment must be paid before I ship the artwork. I will provide the client with tracking details.
Payment of import duty may be liable in some countries, which is the sole responsibility of the client.
It is best to use a camera so as much detail can be picked up as possible. Camera phones are not ideal unless it is one of great spec!
Take photos of your animal outside in natural light.
Try to get on your pets level (eye level) and make sure that the picture is fully in focus and there isn’t a ‘flash’ in their eyes.
Make sure you send the photos over in their original format (so don’t crop or edit the photos) as this can decrease the size and resolution of the image.
Please then send them to as an attachment or if you would prefer to post a memory stick please send to:
Orchard Cottage, Turville , Nr Henley on Thames, Oxford shire, RG9 6QU, ENGLAND
Ultimately the decision is yours on what pose/look you want from your animal as you know that certain personality they have and what portrays them best!
Here are some good examples: