MARCH 2021

Commissions Process

Details on how to commission your very own custom pet portrait below.

Step 1 - Photos

Select your favourite, high quality images of your pet. 

This is the most important stage of the process. The photographs must be clear, sharp and of good quality - photos taken in natural light offer a more accurate guide for me and would be preferred.


Simply put - the better the photo, the better the portrait. 

Please click on the below link to see my photography guide.

Step 2 - size and format


5x7 inches | 125x180mm

Best for small single subjects


Great size for small pets

such as rabbits, cats and 

toy breeds.



8x10 inches | 200x250mm

Best for single subjects


Nice size for most portraits,

Best suited for smaller to mid size pets.



9x12 inches | 220x300mm

Best for single subjects


Good size for most breeds of dog.

Head and shoulder portrait.



11x14 inches | 280x355mm

Size suits up to 2 subjects.

Perfect for intricate details and

characterful single pet portraits.

Nice for double head & shoulder portraits



12x16inches | 300x400mm

Best for 3-4 subject head & shoulder portraits or individual full body portraits.

Ideal for equine portraits.

Lead time a little longer.



For sizes


Additional charge to include multiple pets into one single portrait. 

Please add this cost to the base cost for the size you'd like.


All sizes are available landscape or portrait & I'd be happy to trim paper down for square formats

if you'd like a more modern style.


If there is a special size you'd like that is not listed above please do get in touch. 

I take bookings from clients all over the world, prices below are in GBP,

if you'd like a quote in your currency please get in touch.

All prices include free first class postage in the UK.

For international orders a small shipping fee will apply.


I'd be happy to prepare a zero obligation quotation for you.

Step 3 - get in touch

Once you are ready please get in touch by sending me an email at,

via Facebook messenger on My Facebook Page or through the contact form on this site. 

If you are unsure about what's best I am happy to discuss and offer my advice.

I will review your photographs, prepare a zero obligation quotation (valid for 60 days) and advise an anticipated start date.

Please be advised my diary can be booked out for several months in advance.


I allocate approx. 7 to 10 days to complete your artwork from advised start date.

Slots in my diary are allocated on a first come, first served basis and confirmed

when deposit is received.

Step 4 - confirmation

A non-refundable 25% deposit will be required to secure your booking. 

This secures your allocated slot in my diary.

Payment can be made via Paypal, bank transfer, cheque or cash if local. 

Once confirmed I will formally advise the start date for your portrait.

Step 5 - drawing your portrait

I will be in touch as I begin to draw your portrait, I will confirm you are happy with the initial composition before progressing to coloured pencils.

I will continue to keep you updated as I progress the portrait - ensuring you are happy at every stage.

When you confirm you are happy with your finished pet portrait and the remaining balance has been paid I will ship your artwork to you directly.


This will be sent in protective packaging via Royal Mail Signed for Delivery service unless an alternative request is made. 

For international orders some shipping charges will apply.