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Commissions

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The Process

If you'd like to commission a portrait or have any questions about commissioning one, please get in touch via the contact box below so we can have a chat about what you have in mind. I am happy to travel for sittings/photo sessions and arrange safe and secure delivery of your artwork nationally and internationally. 

My portraits are painted in oil on board, average between 16 to 26 inches in size and come unframed unless specified. I occasionally do pastels upon request. Although willing to work from photographs, I always prefer to meet my subjects in the flesh and take my own photos but appreciate that, if you are many miles away or if it's a posthumous commission, this is not always feasible. Portraits take on average a week to complete but please allow for a few days drying time on top of that. Your portrait will be finished in a Farrow & Ball blue, charcoal or grey on the back and come signed and carefully packaged.  A 30% deposit is required to book your portrait in with full payment due upon completion and prior to despatch.

Price

My current charge for a standard sized, single-subject oil-painting is £395 with a 15% surcharge for an additional dog. If you are Suffolk-based or within a 35 mile radius this price includes a home visit/photo shoot.

What makes my portraits different?

Unlike the majority of pet portrait artists, I don't set out to capture a photographic likeness or describe every hair and wrinkle. My approach is less clinical than that and more immediate. I also like to include some contextual detail such as an aga, a blanket, a favourite armchair or a well-loved landscape to broaden the colour palette, enhance the composition and lend some narrative.

 

 

 

Customer Care

I will only consider a portrait complete once you have confirmed your approval of it via emailed photograph. After that, every endeavour will be made to deliver the artwork to you securely and safely either by Royal Mail special delivery or courier, depending on what we've agreed.

Other artworks

Please note that all artworks on this website (besides those in the commissioned 'Dogs' gallery) are available to buy, unless stated otherwise. Please feel free to contact me for a price. 

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Wrigley in his favourite spot, the conservatory sofa 

Gift Certificates available upon request!

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Dominica, your portrait of our little Megan is positively mesmeric. We can't thank you enough                                                                                                                                    Margaret, Norfolk

Such a lovely lady and an incredibly talented artist. Our second painting has arrived today and looking forward to our portrait of Smokey!                                                                                   Joann, Norfolk

It's great thank you so much - a wonderful catching of the moment. My mother will be thrilled. In fact it's so good I'm going to find a few pictures of my divine Wolfie-Dane so you can do one for me!                                                                                                            Belinda, Hampshire

Can thoroughly recommend Dominica. It brought a tear to my eye on Christmas Day when I opened up my beautiful painting of Herbie who we lost a few months ago.     Emma, Suffolk

Just to say how thrilled we are with the portrait of Pepe, the fourth commission you have done of our beloved cats and dogs. Thank you for giving us all such pleasure and happy memories every time we look at one of your portraits. They are such great likenesses and I am sure there will be more to come!                                            Pippa, Suffolk

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