***August 2022 offer - 20% discount on drawing commissions***

I paint and draw people, from life and photographs.  I'm based in East Sussex and take commissions from around the UK and overseas.  I trained in portraiture at Heatherley's School of Fine Art, London.

The drawings are head and shoulder portraits, drawn in pencil on A2 paper (the heads are smaller than life size).  I get the drawings to you within 6 weeks of starting them, delivered in person in mounts (where possible) or by post (rolled in secure packaging).  They make a lovely gift for a special occasion for a partner, grandparent or friend.

Before I start drawing, we spend time choosing which photographs I will work from.  Once I feel they are completed I send you photographs and then make final changes based on your comments.  

The drawings cost £350 each, and are reduced to £300 each if you commission 3 or more.  I'm happy for people to pay by instalments and can occasionally offer a low-income rate if needed.  ***through August 2022 I'm offering a 20% reduction, so each drawing commission will cost £280, reduced to £240 each for 3 or more*** 

The paintings are in oils on canvas and I work from a combination of life and photographs.  They are normally 2/3 length and I consider every aspect to be part of the 'portrait' - not just the face, but the clothes, the pose and the objects in the painting too.  They are also a beautiful gift for a special occasion, for example a 50th or 70th birthday.

If you would like to know more about commissioning a portrait please be in touch

I have always loved working with people, so naturally gravitate towards figurative painting, but I also paint more abstract work from nature alongside the portraits.

A composition sketch

Orna sleeping in the studio

A first sitting

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