What is the waiting time?
This will depend on my commitments and also the time of year. Spaces fill up quickly so get in touch well in advance to book a space. If you are looking for a Christmas present this is especially important and it is best to contact me to book as soon as possible but prior to October.
Will you take commissions from outside the UK?
Yes, that is no problem as everything is done over the phone or internet and international postage is priced accordingly.
Which photo should I choose?
Of course I will help, it is an important part of the process. Send me through the option that you are thinking of and we can work this out. Check the guidance that I have included HERE to help you too.
Can you make a portrait(s) of subjects that are on different photographs?
It is not ideal to use different photographs for subjects that are to be placed together on a page (a montage is a different situation). Tones, lighting and size ratio can all be thrown out. This can be overcome to some extent if the photographs are taken at the same time and place. But if neither of these can be achieved, it may be better to have seperate companion portraits done for each subject.
Can you do a portrait from an actual photograph I have, rather than a digital photograph?
It may be possible but it depends on the photograph. If it is a close up, sharp and quite large, this would help.
Will you sign the portrait?
Yes, I will sign it and also include the name of the subject and the date, if requested.
Do you frame the portrait?
Not typically for original artwork, due to the vast range of options available and the importance the right mount / frame and where it’s to be hung. Please see the framing & mounting page for help. However, some Giclée prints are available including frames, from the shop.
Can I collect in person?
Due to the current pandemic, this is not available as an option. Usually, we can arrange for a collection from my studio at Ushaw Estate.
Will the portrait be shown on social media, and this website?
I may display finished portraits on the website, or on my Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest pages for the purposes of promotion. If you don’t want your portrait to appear on screen just let me know. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy pages for further information.
Can I be supplied with a high resolution digital scan of my portrait?
If you want to get your own printed copies made or to send it to friends or family members etc. I am happy to supply a copy for your own use, for the relevant charge however, please read the Terms and Conditions.
Can I get copies made of my portrait?
I can get Giclée prints done for you from the high resolution scan that I will keep of your finished portrait, so you can request a print at any time. Giclée is a high quality art print on quality art paper which is of archival quality and indistinguishable from the original to the naked eye.