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        Portrait - yourself, your family or pet

        Portraits for individuals, groups and families

        A good portrait is one that tells a story about the sitter. For instance, an Olympic medal rider would perhaps wish to include their horse. Or a businessman might wish to show his home or product. A family might wish to include grandparents, children and pets.

        Free Interview

        You may have a free Interview with the Artist for up to half a day including travel, excluding travel costs or mileage allowance.

        Interviews may also be held remotely on Skype or Zoom.

        If you are interested in having a portrait painted by Richard, but haven’t decided yet, please use the Contact page. The artist will call you to chat through your wishes and requirements.

        We will discuss those items below and will create a final quote for you to include:

        • Which person/persons or animals to be portrayed?
        • Style and medium of proposed artwork
        • Size of unframed artwork
        • What references need photography or sketches prepared
        • Whether framed or unframed, on which substrate, et cetera

        Client to choose the medium and substrate in collaboration with the artist.


        • Oil on canvas
        • Canvas paper or board
        • Watercolour on best quality art paper
        • Pastel on art paper or board
        • Acrylic on any substrate

        Price range

        Prices are generally negotiable at preliminary interview but a guide price is shown below.


        Up to A3
        (420 x 297 mm)

        Minimum £350 - £750
        (per individual or animal)

        Up to A1
        (841 x 594 mm / 33.1 x 23.4 in)

        Minimum £400 - £1150
        (per individual or animal)
        Large Up to A0
        (1189 x 841 mm / 46.8 x 33.1 in)
        Minimum £650 - £5500
        (per individual or animal)


        How will we work together?

        For portraiture, it is essential to understand both the personality of the client/clients, the purpose of the portrait – not just the face but what is to be portrayed about the personality/personalities, and to get an insight into the character of the sitter. (NB: This is not always advantageous - remember how Churchill’s portrait was burned by his wife!)

        How long does it take?

        A portrait can in extreme cases, take a year to complete, dependant upon the artist getting the right look and story. A simple small family member or two might take only a month or less, but will need (if oils) to dry for 6 months before final varnishing.


        Please contact us from the contact form below. We will reply to you in few days and Richard will call you about the interview. If you haven't received any reply from us, please call us. +44 (0) 7710 392758