Bespoke human and animal portraits
I am an artist with years of experience in capturing the likenesses of both human and animal subjects using traditional oil paints.
Baroness Floella Benjamin
Why commission a portrait?
A portrait is a fantastic way to encapsulate someone, be it a partner, a family member or a beloved family pet. I am sometimes asked why, in this day and age, someone would have a traditional oil portrait done when photography is widespread and of high quality. The answer I give is that oil paintings are entirely unique in their qualities.
A portrait is simultaneously a one-of-a-kind artwork and a visual record of that person. Not only this but it is a thoughtful, original gift and one that becomes a permanent fixture in the home. It is something that is treasured and passed down rather than updated or thrown out.
Commissions by photograph:
First thing to do is to get in touch via the contact form below. Let me know what you would like to have painted and approximately what size you would like the painting to be. Please have the photograph ready to send. There is no obligation for an enquiry.
I will then be in contact with you to receive the photograph and discuss details of the painting. After both parties have agreed on how to proceed I will ask for a 50% deposit to begin work. I will keep you updated on progress.
When the commission is complete I will send you a photograph. At this point you can suggest any amendments you would like me to make and I will make them. I offer this for free but any further amendments may incur extra fees.
“We were taken aback by the closeness of the likeness. Her looks, expression & personality are all there in this terrific portrait.”
“He created an incredible portrait of both of us. I would definitely recommend him!”
“[My husband] was so blown away...in fact he was speechless, as was I, to actually see the portrait in its entirety brought tears to our eyes!!”
"Alex is a remarkably talented artist who has created for me not just a work of art but a picture to be treasured forever of my gorgeous dog.”