Price list and Commissioning Process

Portrait Painting How to Commission and Price List

Portrait - The process of a commission.

Portrait Painting How to Commission starts with an initial contact, and discussion about the following.

  1. Who the subject is?
  2. What the occasion or reason for the commission might be.
  3. Where the subject will be located/setting.
  4. What the subject might wear or be with.
  5. Size of the piece
  6. Time scales

Armed with this information I then setup a few further meetings to do initial sketches and reference shots.

From this I work up several composition ideas and present them for feedback.

Once a composition has been approved, I start the actual painting.

About halfway through the final painting, so you can see how it is progressing I will ask for feedback. This is often a good time if you want some small changes to make them.

Once the commission is complete, I will deliver it personally. Framing options can also be discussed and arranged before delivery.

These are images of happy customers and their paintings.

Portrait Price List

The prices listed below are estimates and dependant on the number of people in the portrait, how much of the figure, hands and jewellery etc required.


Size Charcoal






10x12 inch £195 £399 £699
16x20 inch £280 £499 £799
20x24 inch £360 £599 £1100
24x30 inch £1500
30x40 inch £2100

For added individuals, pets, or special locations in the painting an estimate of £500.00 for each will be added to the invoice. Extras also include travel, accommodation and if required framing. A quote including the extras will be agreed before work starts and deposit of 20% will be payable in advance. Another 30% paid halfway through the process with the remaining %50 paid on or before delivery.