As a complete contrast to the finely detailed realism painting style that I use when painting with oils and acrylics I prefer to paint in a more free loose semi realistic style when using watercolour paints. As you can see I also paint detailed, lifelike watercolours. I have a love for wildlife and nature and enjoy painting animals using this style. It allows me to fully express myself. Here are some examples of my work. Scroll down for sizes and prices.    
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How do I order a painting/portrait:

1. Just email your requirements along with any photographs that you have. Make sure that the photographs are clear and as high resolution as possible. See below for details.
2. I will then contact you to discuss your portrait with you.
3. A picture of your painting will be emailed to you and if you are happy with it I will send the finished painting to you. 

How long will it take? That depends on the time of year that your order is placed and the size of portrait required but normally about 8 weeks or quicker. I will confirm the time scale at the time of your enquiry.

Deposit: Note that 50% of the cost of the painting is payable as a non refunadable deposit is required before any work starts. You can pay this securely by direct bank transfer please email me for my bank details.

Outstanding Payment: Any outstanding payment due can be paid using bank transfer.





Photography Tips:

The quality of the photograph is vital. The clearer and sharper the photograph, the better the final product.

Here are some tips to providing the best possible photograph for your portrait.

It is always best to take photographs outside on a bright or slightly cloudy day. If  this cannot be done then near a window or a source of natural light is a        good alternative Try to avoid using the flash.

Focus particularly on the eyes and as much as possible fill the frame with your subject image.

Photograph your subject at their level rather than looking down or up at them to avoid image distortion.

If your subject is a pet try to distract your pet with a treat or a toy to get them to look in the right direction.
Prices: The sizes below are intended as an indicative guide for my watercolour paintings and portrait commissions. Other sizes are available and I will be happy to give you a quotation. Note that prices do not include frames. All watercolour paintings are produced in a loose watercolour style as per the samples above. If you want a more detailed watercolour painting see the oil and acrylic price list. 

Paintings are not supplied with mounts or frames.

PRICE GUIDE

Loose Watercolour

12" x 8" A4 300gsm watercolour paper = £30

12" x 8" A4 300gsm watercolour paper = £40

Detailed Watercolour

12" x 8" A4 300gsm watercolour paper = £80

12" x 12" 300gsm watercolour paper = £80

12" x 16" A3 300gsm watercolour paper = £90

16.5" x 23.4" A2 300gsm watercolour paper = £150

23.4" x 33.1" A1 300gsm watercolour paper = £180

Other sizes are available to order. Please just let me know what size you require and I will give you a quote

Prices are for a loose watercolour painting/portrait/art piece. There would be an addition charge if a detailed background is required.
Prices are for one subject. For additional subjects add £50 per subject.
POSTAGE: Prices do not include postage and packaging. Postage will be calculated depending on location and size of portrait/art piece.

Deposit: Note that 50% of the cost of the painting is payable as a non refunadable deposit is required before any work starts. You can pay this
securely by direct bank transfer please email me for my bank details.

Outstanding Payment: Any outstanding payment due can be paid using bank transfer.