Commissions

The information on this page is about commissioning an art portrait. If you would like to commission landscape art, I’m open to that too! Please email me for a chat.

Portrait Commissions

Price List

I paint and draw portraits in a variety of media and styles. Have a look at my portrait portfolio for some recent examples. Some cost more than others in terms of time and materials! The following prices are intended as a guide. Please email me for a quote (see ‘How to Commission a Portrait’ below).

Based on a single subject portrait (head and shoulders/neck of 1 person or pet) on A4 size paper in the following materials:

  • Pencil line sketch – from £80
  • Detailed pencil/graphite drawing – from £100
  • Detailed coloured pencil drawing – from £125
  • Watercolour painting – from £125
  • Mixed media (e.g. watercolour and coloured pencil) – from £125
  • Acrylic painting – from £150
  • Digital painting or illustration – from £100

Multiple portraits (i.e. of more than 1 person or pet) and larger sizes will cost more.

Delivery Information

  • Standard delivery within the UK for an A4 portrait on paper is £10 by Royal Mail Special Delivery (next day before 1pm) and is fully guaranteed to the value of your purchase.
  • I do offer combined shipping if you are buying more than one item.
  • Special Delivery next day before 9am is available from £25.
  • Larger or heavier pieces will be sent by courier, with prices starting from £20.
  • Please contact me for International Delivery prices.

How to Commission a Portrait

  1. Contact me with your enquiry. You can either use my Contact Form or email me at sianvernonart@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you ASAP. Please include some photos of the subject and tell me what size (A4, A3) and material (pencil, watercolour, acrylic, digital) you would like the portrait in.  If there are particular portraits in my portfolio that you like the look of, let me know and it will help me understand what your tastes are!
  2. I’ll get back to you ASAP – we’ll have a bit more of a discussion by email about your ideas and what you want. I’ll give you an idea of my turnaround time and we’ll agree a price. I require a 20% non-refundable deposit at this stage for which I will email you an invoice (see Payment info below).
  3. I’ll email you a scan/photo with significant progress and/or when I’m nearly done to make sure you’re happy with the portrait and allow you to request any changes.
  4. Once you’re happy with the final piece, I’ll send an invoice for the balance by email. If you prefer to pay by instalments, please let me know. Once full payment has been received, I’ll package and post your portrait to arrive on the day of your choice.

About the photos you send

I’ll usually copy one photograph and pose very closely but it’s useful to have a few other photos from different angles to make sure I get a good likeness. Remember that the better your photos, the better the finished portrait!
Some pointers for good photos:
  • I specialise in head/head and shoulders portraits so head shots are better for me to work from than full body photos.
  • Natural daylight is best.
  • Make sure photos are in focus!
  • It helps if the photos are large enough to show a decent amount of detail when zoomed in, particularly around the eyes.
If you’re not sure, send over the images you have and I’ll let you know if I need more.

Payment

I prefer to invoice by PayPal – I accept PayPal and all major credit cards using this method.
You don’t need to have a PayPal account to pay a PayPal invoice but if you prefer not to go through PayPal at all or if you have problems with PayPal, please let me know and we’ll work something out!

Other Questions?

Please Contact Me and I’ll get back to you ASAP!
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