Both Nicholas and myself work to fairly long time scales and so it's not always possible for us to create a portrait in time for your special date. After all, we don’t want to rush your painting or drawing. Our artwork takes time. We make sure every single portrait receives our undivided attention. Every piece is lovingly hand created and we capture the heart and soul of each pet we portray. This is why our clients come back to us time and time again. It is also why our clients are happy to wait for their painting or drawing!
We do try to meet special occasions if we can, however if we are unable to do this, our 'Gift a Portrait' service could be the perfect option for you. It means that we can make all the arrangements with you, from choosing photos, size of the portrait, which medium you would like, the composition of the portrait, the deposit etc and we can then place you in our commissions list. This is essential as it will save your space.
If you would like to show or give the recipient something on their day, we can email you a personalised digital image, similar to the one below. This means you can show the recipient on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile.....or print on your home printer to present on the special day. You can even get creative and put it in a pretty envelope or presentation box with ribbon. This option is great if clients wish to personalise it further by adding cards and letters from friends and family who might be joining you in a group gift. An example of a Gift A Portrait image is of Poppy and Chess below.
The advantage for the recipient is that they have input into the design of the painting or drawing. They may wish to swap a photo and use one that you are unaware of. They might like to choose their own frame or wording on the engraved plaque for instance.
Another wonderful service we provide as standard is watching the portrait come to life via email. Once the portraits are complete you can see them and the stages on our 'Art Studio Blog'. With paintings that are already completed, recipients often miss out on the most exciting part of the process. Have a look at our blog to see what we are painting or drawing today, along with news from the studio. On The Easel »
If you would like to go ahead with a portrait and would like us to create you a bespoke image for you and your family, please do drop us a line from our pet portraits contact page. Send us your photos and we can make all of the arrangements.
If you are finding it too difficult to get the perfect photos for the commission, send us what you have and we will use them as a starting point. We can then arrange the portraits details and design with the recipient when they receive the surprise on their special day.
To save your space in our list we ask for a £200 deposit for the pencil drawings and £500 for the oil paintings. As soon as we have arranged the portraits details with you, we will send you a private link to make payment using Worldpay, our payment provider. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. We are looking forward to working with you and seeing your photos soon!
testimonials.....Hi Melanie and Nicholas, We are sooo pleased with the portrait, Nicholas has captured them both brilliantly, thank you. Graham is very pleased... We have just got a new puppy to add to the pack so maybe in touch in the future for the next generation!Thanks again, Jenny & Graham
....why not take a look at our pet portraits commissions information page to find out more about our pet portraits service.
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