A beautiful portrait makes a lovely keep-sake, of your children, grandchildren, your spouse or a
family member, or perhaps one of yourself. It can be a lovely surprise for a friend or relative. Get your
own pet painted, or surprise a friend with a portrait of his or her dog or cat. Portraits also make
wonderful original gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, or any other special occasion.
I usually work from photographs. These can be sent by email or post. For me it is the most practical
and economical way to work. Often it is not possible for a client to visit or for me to visit them,
therefore photographs are the only practical alternative. As each portrait takes a good number of hours to
complete there is minimal pressure on either side. However, if at all possible I will get my client to sit
for me for sketches as that helps with my overall composition and will of course improve the drawing a
great deal, but this depends on where you live. I work hard to get a realistic end result and I try to make
sure that my client is truly satisfied. I am confident in saying that the likeness I produce is excellent
and I can assure you of the highest quality.
I am currently accepting commissions with no less than two months lead time, but this can vary subject
to my workload at the time you place the order.