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Portrait work

Portraits are an ideal memory and a timeless keepsake. Whereas photographs fade, and sketches seem impersonal, oil portraits have "texture" and capture the true sense of their subject.

I prefer to work from photographs rather than sittings, however all portraits are completely painted by hand and no copying techniques or photography techniques are used to reproduce them. Customers can send me a normal photograph by post, or a digital camera picture via email.

Portraits are painted in oils (unless otherwise requested) on canvas. My standard canvas size is 20 inches by 24 inches, however larger and smaller canvases can be produced.

I generally recommend that customers frame portraits themselves to ensure they select a frame which matches the portrait's mounting location. However, if required I can have your portrait framed at minimal cost.

Similarly, for the sake of safety I prefer that customers collect finished pieces from my studio, although if this is not possible then they can be securely wrapped and sent via post.

The following is just a small selection of the wide range of portraits that customers have commissioned me to produce. Click on any picture to see a full-sized version of it.

"Two little boys""Terry Cole and Mickey"

"Two little boys"
Oil on canvas
Custom commission.

World record holder Terry Cole and "Mickey"
Oil on canvas
Custom piece, commissioned by Terry

"Jamie""Asian lady"

"Jamie"
Oil on canvas,
Custom commission.

"Asian lady"
Oil on canvas,
Custom commission.

Portrait, oil on canvasPortrait, oil on canvas

Portrait
Oil on canvas,
Custom commission.

Portrait
Oil on canvas
Custom commission

The Prima Ballerina Anastasia VolchovkaThe Prima Ballerina Anastasia Volchovka

The Prima Ballerina Anastasia Volchovka
Oil on Canvas.
Framed with gold-effect wood frame
26.5" x 22"
For sale £1995
Limited-edition prints are available

The Prima Ballerina Anastasia Volchovka
Oil on Canvas.
Framed with gold-effect wood frame
24" x 20"
For sale £1995
Limited-edition prints are available

Little Gus, TerrierSpecial Friend, Blue Weimerarmer

"Little Gus, Terrier"
Oil on canvas
Custom commission.

"Special Friend, Blue Weimaraner"
Oil on canvas
Custom commission.

German ShepherdHenry and Chloe

"German Shepherd"
Oil on canvas
Custom commission.

"Henry and Chloe"
Oil on canvas
Custom commission.

Special Trick - custom commissionWren

"Special Trick", champion greyhound
Oil on canvas
Custom commission.

Wren
Acrylic on canvas
Custom commission

Yellow SubmarineLady and the Tramp

Original "Beatles" acrylic painting in the
style of "Yellow Submarine"
Limited-edition prints are available

"Lady and the Tramp", from
my murals page

"The Green Lady"Oil on canvas, custom commission

The Green Lady, Framed painting

Oil on canvas, custom commission