Every portrait is unique and made to your specifications.
My standard fee is R2000 per head and shoulders portrait done in acrylic paint, on canvas. This portrait will be between A3 and A2 in size.
Couples and Groups are charged at the standard portrait rate, plus R500 for each additional face. This also applies to heavily detailed backgrounds.
Bigger or smaller is definitely possible. Please do not hesitate to contact me about specifications - I gladly work on very large pieces.
Please note that a 50% non-refundable deposit is necessary for the commencement of work.
Portraits take two to three weeks to complete (unless they are larger than 1.5m to a side). An exact date will be set upon receipt of the deposit. Upon completion, the remaining amount is due.
The price includes registered mail postage in South Africa. Courier services are available at a small additional fee.
I ship internationally, postage for international orders will be approximately $20 or £10 (as of 2017).
When you commission a portrait we usually start by deciding on the source material for the portrait itself. We can meet in person if you are located in the Gauteng area, and I can take my own reference photographs and sketches if the subject is available, or you can send me the pictures you would like me to work from.
I prefer to have some information about the person, perhaps a favourite colour or a personality trait, to aid me in capturing their character well.
I can either work in naturalistic full colour, or we can decide on a colour scheme together (black and white or sepia tones are often a very striking alternative).
At this point, I will make a quote, which once accepted will have me begin working.
I am happy to send a sketch for approval before painting commences, if desired.
Please do note that a 50% deposit will apply.
It takes two to three weeks from start of work to completed portrait (we will set a concrete date during our initial communications).
Upon completion I will send you a high quality photograph of the portrait.
The portrait will be painted with artists quality acrylic paint, and will be varnished. As soon as full payment has been received, it will be sent for delivery. Delivery can either happen in person, through the postal service, or via a courier, depending on the circumstances.Contact Me for a Quote