COMMISSIONS : I am always happy to discuss commissions – large or small. I do not paint pet portraits.
TRAVEL : I work between Suffolk and Hampshire. NB : Travel/accommodation is extra to prices quoted
CONTACT me via email@example.com
MEDIA : I work in a variety of media but specialise in DRAWING (charcoal / pastels / pen & ink and PAINTING watercolour / acrylic / oil painting. I also produce creative DIGITAL solutions.
PRICES : Commissioned DRAWINGS start at :
420 x 594mm £1250
594x 841mm £1650
Charges depend on size, the specific medium, the amount of research and the amount of detail required, an A1 (594x841mm) drawing could be £1650 with drawings of 5′ x 6′ being in the region of £6000
Full colour acrylic or oil PAINTINGS start at £1000 for
255x305mm. (10×12″) £1000
510x405mm (20″x16″) £3000
610x510mm (24×20″) £4000
760cm102cm (30×40″) £14000
153x102cm (60×40″) £20000
I work with the very best light fast pigments and materials to ensure a high quality product. For example, fine Belgium linen, exhibition quality stretchers etc.
Printmaking : generally I don’t do fine art PRINTMAKING to order as the process is extremely time consuming – my linocuts sometimes take hundreds of hours to complete. If your subject matter appeals to me and has potential for selling in galleries I am happy to discuss this. I would then, for an agreed price, let you have the first of the edition plus a detailed written account of the development of the artwork and a certificate of authentication.
I endeavour to produce work within your timeframe but due to ongoing commissions I may not be able to start immediately. Some commissions take a day to create others might involve a lot of initial research and the work could take several months or more to complete. I can give you a better understanding of how long the process takes once we have clarified your exact specifications.
WHO : I work with private collectors, galleries, organisations and businesses and have work in a number of countries around the world.
FRAMING : prices do not include framing. I work with a small number of highly professional framers . I prefer not to frame work that has to be shipped as it requires a crate to ensure it arrives un-damaged. (This adds to the costs). I would recommend that the customer buys the work from me unframed (unless it’s a local delivery) and then gets his/her own framer to do the work.
I always pack artwork so that it can withstand the roughest of treatment. I prefer to roll drawings and prints and ship them in cardboard tubes. Larger paintings are always packed in plywood crates. Where possible I like to use small independent couriers who deliver work by hand. International freight can be arranged via my tried and tested agent (not yours).
It’s standard practice for copyright to remain the property of the artist, although with commercial illustration copyright is often transferred to the publisher for an extra fee.
PAYMENT : the usual method is 50% of agreed price before I start work and 50% upon completion/delivery.
SATISFACTION : I send digital images during the process and strive to give the customer a completed image that they will be happy and proud to own. I ask for and value feedback from my customers throughout the process.
Jack House Gallery 121 High St Old Portsmouth Stock my limited Edition hand pulled prints http://www.jackhousegallery.co.uk
New Ashgate Gallery, Wagon Yard, Farnham, Surrey
Atelier Gallery 86 Castle Rd Southsea Pete Codling hosts a number of exhibitions each year and I regularly contribute drawings, paintings and prints.