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Purchasing a Painting

If you wish to purchase any of my work you can use the website to purchase online.  Alternatively you can enquire about a purchase, comission or tuition please use the "Contact" link on the top menu bar. (Instalments are available)


For gift vouchers towards pieces or tuition please use the contact link. 

Postage & Delivery

Purchases will be dispatched within 3 5 working days. Items may require a signature. Please ensure you check the condition of the package before signing.  Thank you.

International Shipping

To send any works overseas shipping will only be charged at cost.
Returns & Refunds 

If you are not satisfied with your purchase you have the right to return within 14 days.

Post and packaging costs are non refundable and we cannot be responsible for returned goods being lost. Please retain proof of posting and insure your package..

Mailing list

To be advised of future works and exhibitions as they become available please use the Contacts page to be added to my mailing list.

Commissioning a Painting

Commissioning a painting means rather than you buying something I have already painted I paint something chosen by you.  You can commission a landscape painting, wildlife painting, a portrait of a loved one or family group, or a pet portrait.  I enjoy working with my clients, from the initial request through to the finished painting. 

The following explains how the commission process works, its an easy proccess.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

1.  Choose you canvas size. (see price list at the bottom of this page)

2.  Get in touch.

Get in touch by email, phone or use the contact facility on this websiteto discuss your comission.  If you prefer we can arrange a visit in person to my studio, or we can arrange a video call.

3.  Choose your preferred support type.

Oil painting commissions are painted on museum quality fine art stretched cotton or linen canvas (stretched canvas, means that the canvas is pre-stretched and pinned on wooden framework).

There are 2 canvas depth types available:

a) 1 1/2 inch (38mm) depth box canvas (canvas sides can be painted so that framing is not required).
b) 3/4 inch (15mm) depth standard canvas (if you wish to have your oil painting framed).

Or it can be painted on an archival quality wooden panel.

4.  Place a deposit.

To secure your place on my waiting list a 100 deposit is required.

Once you've confirmed you'd like to go ahead, a deposit invoice is emailed to you. There are 5 payment options:

1) Online bank transfer payment, B.A.C.S
2) All major credit/debit cards
3) Paypal account
4) UK cheque or cash
5) In person at my studio

Online bank transfer is the easiest form of payment and I will include details in the invoice.

5.  Your painting will take approximately 6 weeks to paint.

The start date however is dependent on my schedule and work load, but I will let you know this when you enquire.

6.  Framing

Original paintings, prints and commissioned paintings are priced unframed unless stated otherwise. If you'd like your painting or print framed however, I can arrange that for you at cost.

The professional framers I use have a wide variety of frame mouldings in stock, and a vast choice from their suppliers, any of which can be ordered specifically for you.  Please contact me to discuss your framing prefernces.

8.  Final payment

Once your painting has been completed, I will send a final invoice for the remaining balance.

9.  Delivery of your painting.

Postage & packaging within mainland UK & International postage prices will need to be quoted individually, according to size and destination location. Framed paintings will incur a additional postage and packing charge due to the extra weight/size.

10.  Once the painting has been received by the recipient I post the painting on my website and my Twitter art page (unless you would prefer not to have your painting posted online).  I always enjoy seeing photos of the paintings in situ, particularly with the subject, and receiving testimonials if you would like to do so.