I am a portrait artist and have completed many commissions over the years. I am able to work successfully from a photo to create an accurate likeness and capture the essence of the subject and bring him/her to life. I work in graphite pencil and water-colour, creating the same intensity of colour and tone found in oil and acrylic paintings.
I use archival paper and the highest quality paints, so that your portrait will last your lifetime and the lifetimes of the generations following you. It is a great privilege to paint a portrait and for me a heart based enterprise. I have painted grand children, children, partners and even a beloved cat! It was my great pleasure to paint the portrait of a woman and her dearly loved partner who passed away 8 weeks before she got in touch with me. I was able to create a portrait for her of the two of them from two separate photos, a life size record in paint of the love they shared.
If you wish to commission a portrait, send me an email and we can talk about your vision. I paint head and shoulder portraits life size and my charges are as follows;
Double portrait – $2000
Single portrait – $1500
Pet – $1000
Double portrait – $3,500
Single portrait – $2,500
Pet – $1800