Pet Portraits: Information & Pricing

I love to paint all sorts of pets (not just dogs!).

The best way to commission a portrait is to send me an e-mail (hello@fionapurves.co.uk) with at least 4 or 5 photographs of the pet you'd like me to paint. The more photographs and information the better! After your initial e-mail, we'll confirm sizes and pricing, and once you are happy to proceed, I will book you a space in my diary. Payment of 50% of the total cost is due at this stage to secure the commission. I will e-mail you an invoice which will have details on how to pay with bank transfer or PayPal (or a different payment method if you prefer). 

Once this payment is received, I will then create some rough pencil sketches from the photographs provided, and I'll figure out the best way to compose the final piece. I'll e-mail you one or two sketches, and we will work together to decide what's going to work best for the portrait. Once you are happy with how it's looking, I'll start the final piece. Once it's finished, I'll e-mail you a photo of the portrait. There can be changes made at this stage if needed (and if possible!). When you are totally happy with the portrait, I will e-mail you an invoice for the remainder of the balance due. Once payment is received, I will post the portrait to your desired address via Royal Mail special delivery, kept completely flat and wrapped in acid-free tissue, protected between two sheets of board, and packaged in a hard-backed envelope. 

Turnaround time is usually between 10-14 days depending on my availability, but if you need something in a hurry just ask! Please also note that orders needed in time for Christmas should be ordered well in advance (starting from September).

Gift vouchers can be purchased in the shop if you don't have access to enough photos, or you just aren't sure what sort of painting the recipient would like!
Click here to buy a gift voucher


         Images courtesy of my customers - I always love to see pictures of your pets with their portraits!

        Images courtesy of my customers - I always love to see pictures of your pets with their portraits!


Price Guide

For one pet
A5 size (14 x 21 cm): £70
A4 size (21 x 29 cm): £90
A3 size (29 x 42 cm): £120

For two pets (in one painting)
A4 size (21 x 29 cm): £125
A3 size (29 x 42 cm): £160

Please note that this list is not exhaustive - other sizes and formats (such as a square) are available too, and prices will depend on the specifics. All portraits are painted on professional quality smooth 300gsm watercolour paper, with professional quality gouache paints. 

All prices include Royal Mail special delivery within the UK. International delivery depends on where you are and the size of the artwork. Costs start at £6.00.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! Just send an e-mail over to hello@fionapurves.co.uk.

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