Commission Information

Commission Information


  • Commission slots available from approximately late-August onwards.
  • If you have a deadline I can advise if it is achievable. 

Commissions are undertaken from your photographs. I have written a blog with helpful tips for choosing the best photos for your portrait: Pet Portraits Photo Hints and Tips 

Commission Information and Price Guides pages have full details of the process. A PDF copy can be downloaded at the link below.

Email me for a no-obligation quotation.  International orders are welcome.

Portrait requirements

To help me provide you with a quotation, please let me know the following requirements where possible:

  • The medium required: watercolour, graphite pencil, or acrylics
  • Head-only portrait or full-body
  • Backgrounds: extra background work will increase the price accordingly
  • Paper size
  • Date required (if applicable, and subject to waiting list space)
  • If you have the photos to hand, I will be happy to look at these.

Commission Process

Please give me as much notice as possible if the portrait is required for a specific date, and I will confirm if this is achievable. I can sometimes fit in last minute work, but this does depend on my schedule.

I will email you a quotation based on your portrait requirements. If you wish to go ahead, a 50% deposit secures your booking, and enables me to begin the work in due course. If the portrait isn’t required for a specific date, I will give you an estimate of when I think I will be able to have it underway. I will update you closer to the time to confirm this.

Once art work is ready for approval, a scan/photo of it will be emailed to you. If you require any adjustments to the work, these will be made. A revised scan/photo will be sent for re-approval. When approved, payment of the balance outstanding is required. Art work is only dispatched once payment has been received in full.

Important information and terms

Once you are happy with your quotation, a 50% deposit is required to secure your booking and to allow me to start the work. Bookings are not held until this has been paid. The balance, including postage, is due upon final approval of the portrait.

The cost for postage and packing is £7.99 (this cost is not included in the price guides). Artwork is sent by Royal Mail’s Special Delivery next-day, fully insured service (guaranteed to arrive by 1pm next-day Mon-Fri), and will need to be signed for.

I will provide you with tracking information which you can view on Royal Mail’s website. A guaranteed next day Saturday delivery option is available at extra cost, if required.

Artwork is packed in a board-back envelope or similar, with extra board inserted for rigidity.
Commissions are supplied unmounted and unframed.

Overseas commission postage is charged at the applicable rates for sending to your destination by a similar service.

Cancelling a commission

If you have to cancel your booking before I have started the work, please could you let me know as soon as possible and your deposit will be refunded. If you cancel after I have started work, your deposit will not be refunded.

I will contact you before commencing your portrait to make sure that you are happy for me to start at that particular time.

If you have a portrait booked and can no longer go ahead with it for any reason, please let me know as soon as possible. I have to plan my work, and could end up turning people away that I might otherwise be able to fit in.

Commissioned art work is custom-made, therefore refunds will not be given for completed work once you have approved the final piece.

Other helpful pages

Price guides

Pet portraits: Photos hints and tips Blog post

Other information page, detailing photo requirements and payment methods