With adult portraits, whether it is a corporate portrait for the boardroom or a privately commissioned portrait, although I am very happy to work from life, most of my clients prefer the convenience of a single photographic sitting to the commitment of repeated portrait sittings. For best results, if working from photographs, a half-day sitting is needed to give ample time to get a good portfolio of photographs, to make colour notes and get all the information needed to produce a good portrait. Normally, for smaller portraits, this photographic sitting takes place at my studio in Somerset; for larger portraits, I can travel to your home.
If working from life, the number of sittings needed depends on the size and type of portrait required, but they will ideally need to be on consecutive days.
I work predominantly in oils, but do offer pastel portraits too. Adult portraits are usually around life-size, though they can be smaller if required. I paint any size portrait from head and shoulders, through 3/4 length to full length standing.
Prices start from £2500 for head and shoulders in pastels and start from £4250 for a head and shoulders in oils
Read more about process and prices regarding commissioning a corporate or private portrait here
List of previous portrait commissions here