THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ORDERING A COMMISSIONED PAINTING
This collection showcases my portrait paintings including my Archibald and Portia Geach prize entries as well as select portrait commissions.
NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR JANUARY TO JUNE 2024
If you are interested in a portrait commission it is important to note my approach.
I offer 2 styles of portrait commissions.
The first is based on my recent 'Vahine Pop' style portraits as seen below:
This style is available in only one size 60 x 45cm (24x18 inches), and one subject, shoulders and face only, from an approved photograph supplied by the client. I am currently working on a 8 week lead time for one of these commissioned portraits for a fee of $2000US.
For larger more elaborate portrait commissions, with adornment, full body or more than one subject as seen in the catalogue below, I prefer to work from a physical sitting/meeting. This can be arranged at my Sydney Studio or the Studio in Tahiti. During this meeting I get a feel for the subjects energy and personality which is just as important as a physical likeness and contributes greatly to the success of the final painting. After styling the subject with previously discussed props/accessories, flowers etc, I take numerous high resolution photographs with specific lighting to generate the mood and feel of the portrait. I then work from these photographs to create the portrait painting.
I currently work on a six month lead time for a larger commissioned portrait with my prices starting at $5000US for a single subject on a canvas 90 x 60cm. As the number of subjects and the size of the canvas increases, so too does the price which will be calculated prior to the sitting.
I work on a 20% non refundable deposit upfront and the balance is due upon completion of the portrait.
To book a portrait commission of either style please email me from the contact page