Commissions 

Treat yo' self (or a friend!) No artwork too big or small.

If you'd like to commission an artwork for yourself or someone special, please read the  frequently asked questions below and then contact me with your ideas.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a price list?


No. I price each artwork individually depending on factors such as size, style, medium and content. However to give you an idea of my portrait pricing, I've pulled together a Portrait Commission Price Guide - Click Here to request a copy! If you're not sure, it's best to contact me with your concept and any reference photos or inspo, so that we can talk about what I can create for you. I always try to give a few options for size and price. I know most people don't like to share their budget - but I'm an open book and I'm MORE than happy to come up with a unique artwork idea that works for you - so please let me know if you have a target.




What is the process for commissioning an artwork?


For portraits of people, pets, houses etc. I work from photographs. If you're after something else, it's best to contact me to discuss your ideas. Once we've agreed on all the important details (size, style, medium and content), I request a non-refundable 50% deposit upfront to secure your space. I'll share photos with you as your artwork is nearing completion so that you can provide feedback. I want you to be 100% happy with your artwork! The remaining 50% (plus postage, if required) will be due prior to posting or on pick up/delivery (by prior appointment - Brisbane, QLD).




What kind of photos do you need to create a portrait?


In an ideal world, my customers will provide high resolution photos with great lighting - every time. But since this is real life, most of our favourite photos are on our phones or copied from social media. I can work from almost any photo so I always recommend that you contact me and share your photo/s in the first instance. Just be mindful that the less detail I can see in the photo (e.g. if it's blurry when I zoom in), the less detail I can draw/paint!




Can you create one portrait from multiple photos?


Sure can! I generally recommend a graphite or charcoal portrait only, because I'm not confident that I will produce something true to life, since the colour/tone of each photo can differ greatly. I'll ask you to send me a selection of photos of each person (if possible) and ideally the photos will be taken from a similar angle to ensure the finished portrait looks as natural as possible. These portraits may incur an additional fee to cover the time taken to create a 'mock' layout in Photoshop. If you're not sure whether it can be done - please don't hesitate to contact me! No obligation to order, of course.




What method of payment do you accept?


Cash or bank transfer. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns.




Do you frame the artwork too?​


I can organise framing for you, with options to meet different budgets. If you're interested, please let me know when you inquire so that we can discuss some suitable options.




Can you create portraits from life?


This is something I haven't done much of. I'd love to do more, but as a wife and Mum of two young kids, I have to produce artworks around a hectic schedule. So at this stage I welcome all inquiries regarding life drawing/painting, but please understand that I may not be able to accommodate this. I have some other ideas up my sleeve though....




Where do you ship to?


I am based in Brisbane, Queensland and can post to anywhere in Australia. I welcome international orders, but please be patient while I confirm the postage pricing for you. If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.




What if I don't want my artwork posted on social media?


That's OK by me! I always try to remember to ask my customers whether they're OK with their artwork being posted online, but if you would prefer that your artwork remains private, please let me know when you inquire.




What medium do you use?


I use: Graphite, charcoal, watercolour paint, acrylic paint, colour pencils, ink and often a combination of these to produce the right look/texture. Please contact me if you've seen something you like (my own artwork or someone elses) and I am more than happy to discuss the potential to do a similar style for you.




What medium do you use?


I use: Graphite, charcoal, watercolour paint, acrylic paint, colour pencils, ink and often a combination of these to produce the right look/texture. Please contact me if you've seen something you like (my own artwork or someone elses) and I am more than happy to discuss the potential to do a similar style for you.





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