Paintings

The process: People often ask if I can create a painting from their photos and the answer is yes I can. Photos can be emailed to me or sent by post, or you can share them with me via facebook or another photo sharing site. Each portrait begins with a discussion of what you are looking for in the final painting. You might have a specific painting in mind or you might not have a clear idea yet of what you'd like. Either is fine.

I'll look at your photos and we'll discuss what you have in mind. Then I'll do some quick sketches from those so that we can discuss ideas for the portrait in more detail. Your feedback is a big part of the process. If you didn't have any specific ideas for your painting then hopefully the sketches I send you will help you decide how you'd like the painting to look. If you had a specific pose in mind then the sketches I do will reflect your original ideas. Once you've seen the sketches you can decide if you want to go ahead and what type of painting you'd like.

Commission A Contemporary Painting

Pete - Contemporary style in oils The Contemporary Painting is a loose and playful style of painting. It's colourful and lively. Painted in loose, juicy oils or mixed media using a variety of media including acrylics, inks, paint pens, and pastels and a range of techniques from light washes to thick impasto passages. It depends on the composition of the painting and what feels right while I'm painting. Painted on canvas, board or panel. Time scales vary with the amount of work involved but approx two or three week.  Find out a bit more about painting surfaces here.
Do email me if you’d like to talk about a contemporary painting.

Contemporary Painting Prices

A 6x6 inch painting is £65
An 8x8 Painting is £95
A 10x8 Painting is £135
A 12x9 Painting is £175
A 12x12 Painting is £235
A 16x12 Painting is £315
A 16x16 Painting is £450
A 20x16 Painting is £565

Here are some examples of paintings in the contemporary style....


Commission A Wet And Wild Painting

blue boy in watercolourWet and Wild watercolour paintings are colourful, abstract and playful, the lighter version of the contemporary painting. With less detail and more splash they are faster to do and can take approx a week. Painted on watercolour paper using watercolour, inks and paint pens in a free flowing watercolour style, plenty of runs and drips and splashes. They are really water media paintings I guess. The size of the paper varies a little depending on the make, but we can decide between us what size will suit you before I start. I like textured paper that adds interest to the surface of the painting. It takes about a week to complete.
Do email me if you’d like to talk about a watercolour painting.

Wet and Wild Painting Prices

Small Water Media Painting on Paper £95
A painting on 10x8 or 12x9 inch watercolour paper.
Medium Water Media Painting on Paper £150
A painting on 16x12 inch or 18x12 inch watercolour paper.
Large Water Media Painting on Paper £195
A painting on 20x16 inch or 22x14 inch watercolour paper.


Here are some examples of paintings in the water media style....

Pumpkin in watercolour       Pharaoh Cat - watercolour and gold and copper leaf

Commission A Classic Painting

Paintings in the classic style are detailed, traditional paintings in oils or acrylics. A classic painting can take a while to paint, about 10-16 weeks is usual but with more complex or larger pieces it can be several months. Oils and acrylic paintings can be painted on a panel, stretched canvas or a board.  Find out a bit more about painting surfaces here.
Do email me if you’d like to talk about a classic painting.

Classic Painting Prices

An 8x8 Painting is £195
A 10x8 Painting is £240
A 12x9 Painting is £325
A 12x12 Painting is £435
A 16x12 Painting is £580
A 16x16 Painting is £770
A 20x16 Painting is £960



Commission An Acrylic Glass Piece

For a very contemporary look paintings can be created digitally and then printed on fine art paper and mounted on to acrylic glass by a specialist framer. These look stunning on the wall. The painting is mounted on an aluminium Dibond panel under a layer of polished, premium, crystal clear acrylic glass. The beautiful, very glossy glass enhances the luminosity and colour and brings a real depth to the piece.

It’s also much lighter and tougher than normal glass, so large pieces can hang on the wall using hidden fittings at the back of the panel and the acrylic glass appears to float on the wall. Very modern and clean looking.
Please email me for prices.

Pip and Horace on acrylic glass - 50 x 40 inches Horace and pip on acrylic glass - 50x40 inches.


Commission A Resin Artwork

8x6 inch stag in resinResin pieces are created on wood panels and boards. Each piece is handmade and unique. Instead of paint I use pigments, gold leaf and resins. The resin reacts as it cures, changing and moving on the surface. The result is quite unpredictable but makes each piece completely unique. Once fully dry the finish is rather like enamel. The process is complex and it can take several weeks to complete depending on the size.

I can use a favourite pet or animal as the inspiration for the piece, although with such an unpredictable process a likeness can't be guaranteed. Sometimes I work directly on the panel and sometimes I cut out shapes and work on those so they sit above the panel and add shadows to the piece.
Do email me if you’d like to talk about a resin piece.

Prices depend on how much of the panel is resin work.
As a guide smaller pieces from 8x6 inches up to 10x8 inches are between £125 and £295.
Larger pieces start at £395.

I can make unique pieces of jewellery, brooches, necklaces, earrings, and hat pins. Email me if you’d like something special and I’ll see if I can make it for you. If you have an idea for something different I'm always up for a challenge. Fittings are sterling silver but can be made in gold or rose gold.

Take a look at the wearable art gallery for some of the pieces I’ve made.