Portrait, Figurative, Animal & Equestrian Oil Paintings
I am a portrait and figurative artist with years of experience in capturing the likenesses of sitters (both human and animal!). I work in traditional oil in an alla prima style that's both expressive and realist - giving an artistic edge to a portrait without sacrificing the all-important likeness of the subject (please visit the gallery page to see examples of my work).
Portraits are available in a variety of sizes ranging from individual 12 x 12 Inch head studies to larger multi-person paintings.
i. The first step is to let me know roughly the subject matter of the painting and the approximate size. You can do so by filling in the form below or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We can then have a chat to discuss the further details of the painting and any questions you may have. There is no obligation at this stage.
ii. I typically work from digital photographs as it is the easiest way for clients to get to me (especially when it comes to animals!). At this stage, you should send a selection of photographs of your subject via email - I can give you advice on what qualities I am looking for in your photographs before sending.
iii. When the painting is complete I will send you an image for approval. Any changes can be implemented at this stage.
I typically price my paintings according to size. Occasionally, complexity can be a factor as this will add extra hours and/or days to the completion of the piece. As such, there may be slight variations in price but I have included a rough guide below showcasing common sizes of painting and respective prices.
12 x 12 inch (30.5 x 30.5 cm)............. £295
16 x 12 inch (42 x 30 cm)................... £445
20 x 16 inch (50.5 x 40.5 cm)............. £740
24 x 18 inch (61 x 45.5 cm)................ £965
How Do I Take a Good Photograph For My Portrait?
For those who would like to send me photographs for painting, please click on the link below to see a brief overview of how to go about lighting a sitter for a portrait.
How Do I Get Started With a Commission?
If you would like to commission a portrait or want to know more about the process, then please fill in the form below or send details to: email@example.com. You will then receive a free quote.
Below are some quotes from my clients regarding commissioned artwork.
"Alex is a remarkably talented artist who has created for me not just a work of art but a picture to be treasured forever."
"He created an incredible portrait of both of us… I would definitely recommend him!"