I require a 20% deposit of the total portrait price to secure the diary time, which is payable at the time of booking. The remainder of the payment is only required on your satisfied completion of the work.
I am based in the UK, however I will ship my work internationally - my pet portraits hang in homes all over the world, including Japan!
If you are interested in commissioning me, please use the form on the contact page, which can be found on the navigation bar along the top of this page.
Very Important: Please make sure you have read the terms and conditions, and all the information below.
Types of Work Undertaken:
I offer photo-realistic portraits in coloured pastel pencils (both colour and monochrome). I can even offer a combination of the two! Please see my gallery to help you decide which effect suits your requirements the best.
I have a waiting list for commissioned work, which means that I am unable to commence work on your portrait immediately. As of April 2021, the waiting time stands at approximately four months. I will always try to accommodate deadlines such as birthdays etc. Please be sure to let me know as early as possible if this applies to your booking.
Deposits and Payment
Commissioning is a very individual process, and I am happy to discuss your requirements and provide a quote before starting work.
My prices can be seen by clicking the link below.
To secure the diary time, a small deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking (non-refundable if you cancel the booking), with the remaining balance paid only on your satisfied completion of the work. I can also offer informal payment plans - please mention this if it is something you would like to discuss.
Postage, Shipping & Collection
Collection of artwork can be arranged within the UK. Delivery of artwork may be arranged locally within the UK, subject to an extra charge dependent on client location. I ship using Royal Mail's Special Delivery, which guarantees next day arrival.
Outside the UK, or where collection is not otherwise possible, the artwork will be posted or shipped to the recipient. Postage and shipping costs are to be paid by the buyer, and are not included in the price quoted for the artwork.
All work is shipped fully insured for the total value. I use tracked and signed-for options wherever possible.
"From the very first message I realised John would be easy to communicate with. I messaged him a lovely picture of my sprocker, Bertie, and he transformed it into a beautiful sketch.
John was upfront about the time it would take, and kept me updated with his progress. Prior to finishing the sketch, he sent me a photo of his work in progress and asked for any input, which I gave. He listened and did exactly what I asked, and as a result. I have a picture I love!
I would thoroughly recommend John as without meeting him, I can tell he's genuine and clearly passionate about what he does."
- Bonnie S
"I commissioned a portrait of our dog Huxley, and a few days later it was finished. In between, I exchanged emails with Cush who was attentive and listened to everything I had to say, plus during the creation, I was shown a work in progress to feedback on, with my opinion taken on board.
I am totally delighted with the finished work, as are the rest of my family and would not hesitate to use him again, as you shouldn't if you are considering it."
- Andy H