Head and Shoulder Portraits of Animals and People

Working from large, clear photographs only. Small, blury, blown out photos are not appropriate – I can only paint as good as the photo. Professional photos will require written permission from the photographer prior to commencing artwork. To enquire please have several photos available for selection. Natural light always takes the best photos – no flash, to photograph people catch them unaware for a more natural looking photo with a more interesting profile rather than a forced smile and front on flat image.

Depending on the medium used for the portrait, the support will vary.
This will also depend on stock availability. Examples of artwork in different mediums pictured below.

Turn around time will depend on the size of the artwork and existing work load. If your planning your portrait as a gift please enquire well in advance to avoid disappointment.

50% deposit is required upon placing the order. This deposit is non-
refundable. The final amount is to be paid prior to mailing or paid on
collection. Postage at buyers expense.

All commissions are painted unframed, you will need to see your framer for your purposes, especially for pastel artwork which will need to be framed without touching the glass.

PRICES – Depend on your requirements – the size and style wanted. Head and shoulder portraits only. See images below for examples of mediums and styles. Please advise which you prefer on enquiry.

Please note that some mediums are restricted to a certain size artwork only. To enquire please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

  • COLOUR PENCILS – no background, full fill background, soft fade background, watercolour style
  • WATERCOLOURS – no background, abstract style background
  • PASTEL PENCILS – no background, full fill background, circular style


COLOUR PENCIL – full fill background
COLOUR PENCIL – soft fade background
COLOUR PENCIL – watercolour style
WATERCOLOURS – abstract style background
PASTEL – full fill background
PASTEL – no background
WATERCOLOURS – abstract style background
PASTEL – circular