Commission a Portrait

Looking to commission an artist?

James paints with oil on canvas and also undertakes pencil drawings, all from life.

Portraits are given as a symbol of love, affection or gratitude.

They are treasured memories of weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, special occasions, retirement or to capture the fleeting moments of childhood.

How to Commission a Portrait

Initial Meeting: 

This takes approximately 2 hours and is to discuss what you are looking for in a portrait such as the size and composition, formal or informal, pose and clothing.

A few sketches in pencil are done to give an idea of poses.

2nd Meeting: 

More sketches are done and the pose finalised. The painting is now begun from life. 

Further sittings of 2 - 3 hours with breaks may be needed to finish the painting.

Time Scale:
This ranges from 1 to 5 sessions depending on complexity and size of the painting 

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