PEOPLE
PORTRAITS

A beautiful hand painted portrait is an ideal gift for yourself, a family member or friend.  They are an ideal way to mark a milestone such as a significant birthday, anniversary, engagement, wedding or any other occasion. 


I feel I really get to know my subjects when I paint them - they are like old friends by the end & I hope this relationship shows in my work.

I currently work at one size (A4) and in a choice of 2 mediums, but feel free to contact me with your other ideas.

Check out the examples of my work to understand my style. I work to achieve a good likeness, but note that I do not paint in a photo-realistic style (we have cameras for that!). I like the client to see that they have a real hand-made piece of art when they purchase one of my portraits.


Check out the guide below to help you select the best photo for creating a portrait.

 

SELECT YOUR PORTRAIT

A4 FULL COLOUR PORTRAIT

Your supplied image will be reinterpreted as a unique, full colour painting on quality acid free paper. I primarily use watercolour paints, but will utilise other media if required to create the best result.

Portraits are supplied securely packaged & unframed, to minimise shipping costs and allow for people to choose a frame and mat to suit their decor.

1 subject on 1 page: $AU 165

order 2 single portraits for $AU 145 each

2 subjects on 1 page $AU 240

Shipping & packaging is additional & will be individually quoted. Unframed portraits posted within Australia are sent via Registered Aust Post and likely to be approximately $AU 12 each. 

A4 BLACK & WHITE PORTRAIT

Your supplied image will be reinterpreted as a subtle, black and white drawing on quality acid free paper.  I primarily use a selection of graphite pencils, but may use other complementing media to create the best result.

Portraits are usually supplied securely packaged & unframed, to minimise shipping costs and allow for people to choose a frame to suit their decor.

Alternatively, I can provide the portrait in a basic, neutral Ikea or Ikea-type frame for an additional $AU 25 per frame.

1 subject on 1 page: $AU 100

order 2 single portraits for $AU 90 each

2 subjects on 1 page $AU 140

Shipping & packaging is additional & will be individually quoted. Unframed portraits posted within Australia are sent via Registered Aust Post and likely to be approximately $AU 12 each. 

SELECTING A PHOTO

A painting can only be as good as the source image.  Before completely agreeing to producing a portrait, I need to see your source image to make sure I feel I can create a result that we will both love.  Your portrait photo needs to be nice and bright, in focus, high resolution (at A4) with the subject up close up (head-and-shoulder shot).

People often ask if phone photos are ok - they often are, it depends on the resolution your phone is capable of.  Do not message/mms phone photos, email them so as the images do not get compressed.  Also, it is not ideal to save your chosen photos from social media.  Platforms like Facebook and Messenger (for example) compress files for efficient online display which reduces the quality.  Track down those original files taken on your phone, tablet or camera. If you email me these images, they are likely to be a lot better quality.


If you're unsure, just email your image to me and I can check it out.  I often suggest a client sends a selection of possible images through and I can advise which may be the best to create a painting or drawing from.

PAYMENT

Payment is via direct deposit.  I ask for a non-refundable 50% deposit on confirmation of your order, with the balance to be paid on collection of the artwork or just before it is shipped. Some customers prefer to pay the full amount upfront, of these 2 options it is whatever is most convenient to you.

 

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