FAQs

How Do I Order A Commission?

For detailed information on commissioning a piece of work from me please read the ‘Commissions’ page.

Things to consider are size, number of subjects, orientation (portrait or landscape), name plate, and background options, as well as current wait times.

For full details on my policies please see the ‘Terms & Conditions’ page.

How Long Does A Portrait Take?

Most pieces will take me approximately 2-4 weeks to complete (depending on size and the number of subjects in the portrait). If your portrait is for a gift, or needed by a particular date please be sure to contact me before placing your order to make sure I can deliver to your timeframes, as I tend to be booked out a few months in advance.

Do You Draw People?

The short answer is: not yet. Drawing people is a completely different skill for me – one that I’d definitely like to develop, but need to improve upon before I feel comfortable taking on commissions in this area.

What Materials Do You Use?

For wildlife and pet portrait work I use a combination of Faber-Castell Polychromos, Caran d’ache Luminance and Pablos pencils, on either Bristol Vellum or Smooth Board, or Pastelmat – all acid-free surfaces.

For zenart pieces I use Faber-Castell PITT, Staedtler Pigment liners, or Sakura Pigma Micron Liners on acid-free 200-300gsm papers.

What Is a Giclee Print?

A Giclee print is essentially a print made with Pigment Ink on Archival Paper.

Pigment inks differ from the typical dye inks of standard printers in that they are known to retain their original colour much longer. The particular prints sold here have been independently assessed as archival, with a lifespan ranging from 100 to many hundreds of years in proper storage.

What Does 'Lightfast' Mean?

Lightfastness refers to the ability to retain color over time and/or when exposed to light, heat, or other adverse conditions.

The coloured pencils used in my artwork are all professional grade and have been assessed with a high lightfastness rating to ensure longevity.