Family Portrait Painting

Keep special memories of a loved one

Portraits are a very unique and special way of reminding us of people who are still or were in our lives, captured in time for always and recalled at a glance. Portraits of family or friends can make a wonderful gift and be a special reminder of that special day and of the people closest to you.

It could be a portrait based on a photo you took whilst you were on holiday, or perhaps a photo you took of loved ones, whatever the occasion. Pencil, Charcoal or Dry Brush are an ideal medium for portrait drawing. If you have a good quality photograph which you would like to see turned into a unique, hand-drawn pencil, charcoal, dry brush, pastel or oil portrait, I am certainly able to accommodate.

Remember, if your portrait is going to be given as a gift or is needed for a special occasion, the oil portraits take between 2 – 3 weeks to complete especially as the oils need to have time to dry before it can be safely delivered to you.

Prices start from £95.oo (price based on 8″ x 10″ size, one person, head and shoulders). Please note that the dimensions of 8 x 10 inches refer to the DRAWING size. With a standard mat, the dimensions will be 11 x 14 inches. The frame is not included because of the risk of damage during shipping.

✿ Portrait by pencil is on sizes approx
A4 – 20cm x 28cm (8” x 11”) £95.00
A3 – 30cm x 40cm (11” x 15”) £145.00

✿ “Dry brush” technique black and white Head and shoulder for one person and two persons
11” x 14.5” (27cm x 37cm) £250.00
14” x 20” (35cm x 50cm) £280.00 — £350.00
20” x 24” (50cm x 60cm) £345.00 — £465.00
20” x 28” (50cm x 70cm) £395.00 — £495.00
What to do next? If you know you would like to commission a portrait, here’s what to do…

1. Email with your chosen photograph and if possible your desired dimensions. I will then get back to you with advice and offer suggestions if you require, and if you’re not sure on size I will be happy to advise you.

2. When all details are confirmed I will commission your portrait.  Portraits, on average take between 2-3 weeks to create depending on the technique and medium.  If your portrait is going to be a gift for a special occasion please do let me know in good time.

You will also be asked to pay a non-refundable 25% deposit to secure the commission please – (you can read about it on ‘How to order Portrait’ page. Full payment is not required until the portrait is completed and you are entirely satisfied with it.

The Invoice for deposit will be sending you shortly.

The shipping is not included in the price of the portrait. It usually falls between £6.00 and £20.00, dependent on size and destination, (this is insured against loss or damage).

3. When your painting is completed I will take a high resolution photograph of your portrait and either email or post it to you for your approval. If you wish to make any alteration no matter how small I will be happy to do so.  I want you to be delighted with your painting!

4. Once the painting has been approved, I will send your painting, please see ourDelivery page for full details. All of my paintings are insured against damage and loss and sent secure post.


For more details and sizes please visit the How to Order page. If you have any questions about your commission or would like a precise costing please get in touch.