Adult portraits came after my initial interest in portraits of children. My first adult portrait wasn’t actually a commission, instead it was part of my education. I instantly warmed to it in a way I didn’t expect and found it just as rewarding to catch an adult likeness as it is a child.
My own satisfaction in the project is only part of the equation though. The chief aim for me is satisfying the sitters requirements in catching the very essence of a person to their expectation. To that end, I haven’t ever nor ever will allow a portrait to leave my studio unless I have delivered 100% satisfaction to the sitter. This principled approach is hinged in my passion for art and not business which is secondary.
I always start with a meeting to discuss the project and its requirements. It may be that I do not feel that I am the artist for the project in which case I shall recommend another artist if I know of one suited. I have on occasion turned down lucrative commissions because I felt I may not deliver a painting to their satisfaction. The meeting is a very key part of the process as our collective knowledge of the sitter coupled with my own experience draws out the relevant information that helps me plan the commission.
Portraits should be something to cherish, look upon daily, deliver joyous memories and hand down through generations as a treasured heirloom.
If you would like to discuss a portrain then do get in touch. We can have an informal chat over coffee and gain an understanding of the proposed commission. I can be contacted by email or telephone, both of which are listed below.
T – 01473 741336
E – firstname.lastname@example.org