Several of my commissions have been surprise birthday or anniversary presents. One of my recent portraits was described as ‘The best birthday present I’ve ever had’; mission accomplished!

I often work from photos; including iPhone ones like the one below. In fact 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. 

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. I’m happy to arrange framing with a brilliant framers who I use regularly. Please mention this when you get in touch.

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Oil pastels on corrugated cardboard.