How to place an order

Let’s say you’d like to commission me.
Excellent choice!
(Well… Of course I’d say that!)

You will need to get in touch and talk about your ideas in more detail with me.
To make the further process super simple, I put together this handy list of questions.
This is not a must – it is here to help you be prepared for our discussion, if you like.

PAINTING

1. What is it you’d like the portrait of? Is it human, pet, an animal? How many subjects? Anything else – preferred background, a name, writing?

2. When do you need this done for? Pastels are much quicker than oils, because they don’t require any drying time. However, if not protected correctly, they can smudge!

3. What size are you after? Bigger works take longer to produce, minimum of two – three weeks and usually, there is a waiting list (sorry!)

4. What is your chosen art medium? I am most skilled in oil paints, pastels, or charcoal. I can use digital inks or pencils. I don’t work in watercolour, because they scare me.

5. Do you wish for the finished work to be framed, on a board, paper, or stretched canvas that doesn’t need framing?

6. Are you keen to be involved in the process, for example to see the initial sketch, or would you prefer a complete surprise once the work is complete? Please note, the deposit payments are non refundable.

7. Will you collect the finished work, or am I to post it? Please note, p&p would be added on top of the price of the work.

8. Would you give us your kind permission to share the finished work online?

PHOTOGRAPHY

1. What is it you’d like a photograph of? Is it a set, several themes? How many hours shall I reserve?

2. How soon do you need this done?

3. Do you request prints? I can provide A4 fast, bigger formats would take at least a week.

4. Do you prefer black and white or coloured photographs, or both?

5. Is there a specific format you need, e.g. landscape, or portrait? Any other editing requests (no tilting, extra objects removal etc.)

6. Will you collect the finished work, or am I to post it? Please note, p&p would be added on top of the price of the work. This does not apply to digital files, unless you require a USB stick.

7. Would you give us your kind permission to share the finished work online?

Restored old vintage photograph of mother holding a baby, sitting on a simple wooden chair with a plant in the background

RESTORATION

1. What do you need restored? Photographs, films, slides?

2. How soon do you need this done?

3. Do you request prints? I can provide A4 fast, bigger formats would take at least a week.

4. Do you prefer black and white or coloured photographs, or both?

5. Is there a specific format you need, e.g. landscape, or portrait?

6. Will you collect the finished work, or am I to post it?
Please note, p&p would be added on top of the price of the work.

7. Would you give us your kind permission to share the finished work online?

These are the questions I ask every single one of my clients. There has never been any issues, I will happily explain everything to you in as much detail as you like. I always do my best.