I often work from photos; including iPhone ones like the one below. A client’s biggest challenge is probably choosing which of their favourite photo to use!  Tips on choosing can be seen below.

I’m also happy to come and meet the portait’s subjects. In this case I’ll make some preliminary sketches, and take some photos to work from back in the studio. I particularly like images with movement and a bit of a story in them; although I also do more traditional portrait poses. 

Several of my commissions are surpise birthday or anniversary presents. If you have a special date in mind, please let me know. I ideally need a minimum of 3 weeks to work on a picture, but have done quicker, so it’s worth asking!

I'm UK based, but take commissions from international customers.  Please enquire letting me know where you are in the world.

I highly recommend framing the oil pastel works and can highly recommend a local framers, or alternatively online frames that work well

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Oil pastels on corrugated cardboard.