Portrait Commissions

This page is designed to make it easier for you when thinking about commissioning a portrait.

Things to consider:

– Who and what would you like to be in the portrait?
Is the painting of you, a friend, a family member or would
you like more than one person. Do you have a beloved pet,
possession or location that you would like to be included. Is
the subject available and willing to sit for their portrait
Or do you simply have a photo to work from.

– Is the portrait from photography alone or portrait sittings?
The number of sittings required from life is usually between
two to three sittings of about 1.5 to 2 hours. The use of
Photos will shorten this to just one sitting. Alternatively,
a portrait can be painted from photographs alone.

– What is your budget?
This will define the size of your portrait. The price range
begins at €400 for a small painting from a photograph to over
€10,000 for larger works from life.

– What size would you like the portrait to be?
All works are oil on wood and are delivered unframed. For
this reason, sizes start at 15x20cms and go up to a maximum
size of 80x100cms.

– Is there a special date it needs to be completed by?
The time it takes to complete a painting varies depending on
the answers to the above questions. Small works can be
delivered fairly quickly (1 to 2 weeks) if painted largely from photographs
But larger works from life can take up to 3 months to
complete. For birthdays & anniversaries etc please make
sure you take this into consideration.

Once all the details are established a quote will be given to you. The artist fee plus delivery,travel and accommodation (when necessary) is included in the price. A deposit is required before work commences and a second final payment on completion of the commission.
Once the painting is completed a digital image can be sent to you for approval before the work is handed over.

*all copyright belongs to the artist, even after the work has been finished and delivered.

For more information, or to receive a quote, please contact
Selena Mowat.