Commission a Portrait, Landscape or Other Painting from £50!

A portrait painting makes for a unique and wonderful gift or family heirloom. Children, couples, groups & families can be painted in a variety of styles and mediums.

Compilation of celebrity portraits including Whitney, John Lennon (Acrylic) & Michael Jackson (Acrylic & Pastel)

Compilation of celebrity portraits including Whitney, John Lennon (Acrylic) & Michael Jackson (Acrylic & Pastel), various sizes from 65 x 65 cm to 1m square,



Part of my working portfolio includes portraits & other painting commissions such as landscapes & story telling which can be compiled and worked from a combination of live sketches & photos.

Portraits can be painted using pastel, watercolour, acrylic or oil on board, paper or canvas for which prices will vary based on size, medium or number of people.



Painting Prince William at Event City in Manchester 2012

Painting Prince William at a demo at Event City in Manchester 2012


Prices start at £50 for a 40 x 50 cm pastel or acrylic  portrait 



Initial oil sketch before painting for a commission

Initial oil grisaille sketch before painting for a commission


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Examples of portraits in charcoal, oil sketch, pastel and oil (Copyright @ 2012, Midge)

Commissions are also taken for other subject matter such as landscapes, still life, wildlife (i.e. favourite places & things). Abstract & graphic design concepts can also be accommodated.

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The following is some useful information for consideration before submitting your commission brief.

  1. Please ensure all reference photos are good quality i.e. 300dpi or better. Am happy to assist with photography or work from sketches carried out in person on site how this will incur an additional consultation fee to cover cost of my time plus any costs for travel expenses.
  2. All works are carried out using only artist quality / acid free materials to ensure longevity of the work
  3. Work is carried out under contract with a non-refundable 50% deposit to be paid before any work commences. The contract will outline a delivery schedule for the work which will need to be agreed and signed forming a legally binding contract for the commission to be completed.
  4. Payment and delivery of work is negotiable as part of the contract.
  5. All works will be delivered with a certificate of authenticity.

WORKS IN PASTEL – all commissioned works are carried out using Unison Soft Pastels and other artist quality hard pastels on either Canson MiTeines Touch paper or specially prepared board. Finished works will need to be professionally framed using a double or hidden mount system.

WORKS IN OIL OR ACRYLIC & MIXED MEDIA – such works can be carried out on either canvas, canvas paper/panel, or mixed media papers. For Acrylic I use Golden artist grade acrylics and mediums. In the case of Oil I use a selection of artist grade oils paints and mediums. In both cases all paintings are finished with varnish to protect the artwork. Acrylic paintings can also be finished with resin. Mixed media work can incorporate collage e.g. photos or images. Work on panel or paper will most likely require framing.

WORKS IN ENCAUSTIC & OIL – These are created using a combination of beeswax, damar resin, RF encaustic mediums, oil paint/sticks, oil pastel, ink or pastel. These are painted onto specially prepared and handmade wooden panels that can be wall hung with or without a frame. All works can be finished either with a coat of varnish or resin. Encaustic is a beautiful medium that enables the build up of layers enabling the creation of depth with transparent or semi-transparent layers of colour. It also supports embedding of objects and incorporation of collaged images or photos.

WORKS IN INK, WATERCOLOUR, PENCIL, CONTE OR CHARCOAL – Such works are carried out on good quality acid free Cartridge, Mixed media or Watercolour papers and will most likely require mounting & framing to protect the finished work. Please feel free to contact Midge if you require more information or additional advice on any of the above before creating your brief.

I am happy to provide more information and samples of work whilst discussing and agreeing your brief.

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