I create beautiful portraits using high-quality pastels, both soft pastels and pencils on premium surfaces. Each portrait is tailored to your requirements to perfectly capture the character and spirit of your pet.
Firstly we will discuss the subject of the portrait, the size, composition and materials, to gain an idea of the price and timescale.
Secondly I will ask you to email me high resolution photos, which are clear and in focus, that capture the personality of your pet. They need to be taken in good light and have clearly visible eyes and show detail such as fur, markings etc
It may be possible to work from an older photograph, or I can piece together several photographs to create the perfect composition.
Once we have confirmed the size, background, composition and surface I can give you a completion date and I will ask you to pay a 50% deposit.
On completion of the portrait I will email you a copy and will ask for the remaining balance and delivery costs. At this stage it may be possible to make some simple adjustments if necessary.
I can deliver worldwide and will provide you with a quote based on the size of the portrait. International delivery may incur custom and import charges.
Your portrait will be carefully packaged and delivered unmounted and unframed to enable you, or the recipient to choose the perfect frame.
I usually ask for one photograph that captures the pose, personality and spirit of each animal, however if you wish to send me a selection, it can help me to capture certain details.
Photos must be in high resolution, in focus and taken in good light. I have worked from older photos previously and we can discuss the possibility of using such photos for your portrait.
It is important that the eyes are visible and that details are captured in the photograph.
My portraits are created on either Pastelmat or velour, in A4 or A3, custom sizes are available. Examples of each surface can be found in the gallery.
An A4 portrait best captures a headshot or a smaller breed of dog or cat. A3 is a better size for a larger dog, cat or a headshot of a horse.
I can create a background, either solid or bokeh effect, or a more complex background at extra cost.
I use a combination of Faber-Castell and Sennelier soft pastels and Carbothello, Derwent and Cretacolor pastel pencils to create each portrait.
Prices are based on one animal (or person) per portrait, each additional subject will incur extra costs, as detailed in the pricelist. A custom portrait with more than two subjects or a complex background can be discussed.
These prices do not include delivery, mounts or frames.
A 50% deposit will be payable at the time of booking, with the balance due on completion. All prices quoted are in Euro. Invoices will be sent by Paypal, alternative methods of payment may be possible.
Gift vouchers are also available should you wish to surprise a friend or family member. Depending on the size and subject of the portrait, it can take between 1 and 4 weeks to complete.
When you initially contact me we can discuss a completion date, such as a birthday or anniversary to ensure it is delivered on time.
Please take busy periods such as Christmas into account and book well in advance.