1. What exactly are you offering?
I paint portraits as a story and make a typographical (biographical) portrait of your story in an Art Book.
2. How does the process work?
After a first talk, we decide what it is you want to commission. I work out a contract and we meet again to exchange this and start the process of working together to capture your story. I will ask questions to guide you and record your story. This story will be transcribed and used as is, no editing, to give it the power and emotion you had while telling me. I make some quick sketches of your portrait and take some photos that I use for reference. I will always keep you in the loop about the progress if you commissioned me with a portrait.
3. How long does it take to create the portrait and/or book?
It depends on the size of the portrait and whether you choose oil or watercolour, it will take up about 2 to 6 month to create the portrait and the book. The book alone will take about 1 month to two months to create.
4. Do you also create a group portrait and story?
Even though I have done group portraits, I prefer solo because it captures the emotion and the specific story that’s you. Your story is very personal and therefore I do not create group stories unless each of you tells her/his/their own story. Group portraits and stories have a way higher price tag, which will be discussed when you commission me.
5. What are your offers and prices?
– Illustrated Book (7 x 7 inch/ 18 x 18 cm) of your story (1 pivotal story of your life) £997,-
– Illustrated Book (7 x 7 inch/ 18 x 18 cm) of your story with a portrait drawing in it £1997,- (Payment Plan available)
(For Stories longer than 30 minutes an £100 per hour extra is added. This starts after I transcribed the first 30 minutes of your story.)
50% deposit is required for these offers.
– Watercolour portrait + illustrated book (12 x 12 inch/ 30 x 30 cm) of your story £2997,-
– Portrait in oil in a variety of sizes + illustrated book of your story have a price range from £3000 – £10.000 (book sizes: lay flat 12 x 12 inch/ 30 x 30 cm or 13 x 11 inch/ 33 x 28 cm)
– Portrait watercolour, commissions £2500
– Portrait in oil, commissions or £3000 – £10.000
50% deposit is required for all these offers.
Shipping costs are not included!
6. What else do you paint?
I paint portraits, they are my speciality. I recently added digital paintings to my work too.
7. Do you travel for portraits and stories?
I live in London and travel for portraits and stories. But be aware that the portrait/ book price does not include travel expenses.