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Commission Info and Prices

Since the age of 15, Claire has been producing hyper realistic commissions of Farm animals and pet portraits to order. Now with over 20 years of experience, Claire has a large repertoire of completed commission works demonstrating her ability to use a range of media; Pencil, Pastel, Acrylic and Oil's. She always strives for perfection in all her pieces and will always do her upmost to produce a piece of art you can cherish. 

Claire works mainly from highly detailed photographs to ensure she can produce her very best works and capture the hyper realistic detail in your subjects.  She can not emphasise enough about the importance of starting with a clear and detailed photo. 

Claire is always willing to discuss any commission piece or project you may have.  Should you wish to make a commission enquiry or discuss an alternative design or size please contact Claire via
 'Contact' on the main menu.

All works are completed on the finest archival papers and canvas's to ensure you get the very best. All pencil and pastel works are presented mounted ready to fit any shop bought frame.  

Claire's commission prices depend on the type of commission or project, media chosen, size and any optional extras discussed such as framing options. Claire does ask for a 25% deposit to secure the booking and the remaining balance on completion.



How long does a portrait/commission take?
A great question but challenging to say! Every portrait is different, some take longer than others depending on the composition, size, chosen medium and photograph provided. Oil paintings are more time consuming as additional drying time is needed.
If you have a deadline or need a commission for a certain date please get in touch sooner rather than later to allow plenty time to accommodate your request. I would recommend booking at least 1 month in advance to avoid disappointment.  I like to ensure your commission arrives approx 1 week before a deadline. A 25% deposit is needed to secure your booking. 

Do you work from photographs?
Yes! A successful commission always begins with a high quality photograph supplied by the customer. The photograph needs to be a single, high quality photograph of the angle and position you would like your portrait to be created from.  It also needs to capture the character, true depiction of the colourings of your portrait and have been taken in good natural lighting. 
* Multiple portraits - Please do not worry about getting your portraits in the same photograph! Single, good quality close up photo's are always best. I will then use my creative license to compose your desired piece.

Not sure what medium to choose? 
Please don't worry! I am more than happy to recommend what I think will compliment your portrait/commisioned piece.  Check out my portfolio for examples. This may help you narrow down your choice!

Do you supply mounts and frames?
Yes I do depending on the chosen media and commission request.
Currently all my pencil and pastel drawings are posted mounted ready to gift. All mount sizes (Unless commission is a bespoke size) fit a standard shop bought frame.
Canvas's are sent unframed however should you wish to enquire about framing I am more than happy to discuss this option with you. 

I need my portrait quickly, what is your turnaround?
I always do my upmost to accommodate short deadlines and will always try to squeeze you in where I can! It is always worth dropping me an email or getting in touch with me via social media to see what I can do.


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