"Portrait Painting is a reasonable and natural consequence of affection."
DR SAMUEL JOHNSON 18th Century
Portrait gifts are significant symbols of affection, gratitude or Love, which you can express when sharing it with the recipient. Portrait wedding gifts, portraits for birthdays, portraits for anniversaries and portraits for retirement are some of the options that people consider. To Commission a portrait gift please read through this page. If you would like to discuss your portrait commission at any time please call us on +44 207 921 9704 or e-mail us
Finding the Right Portrait Artist
The most challenging task is finding the right portrait artist, so we have designed the most sophisticated and user- friendly web-site to do so. Throughout, our staff are ready to assist by telephone on + 44 (0) 20 7921 9704. With our extensive and growing database you will quickly be able to survey a huge range of possibilities, one or more of which are likely to appeal.
Special Selections Categories
The Special Selection Categories will enable you to see examples by each artist and progressively define what it is you are looking for. Once you have identified an artist that might appeal, you can access their personal portfolio for more examples, an up to date biography, prices, press cuttings and commissioning procedure.
Throughout, you can use the ideas basket to store possibilities and suggestions. These can then be e-mailed to friends & associates, as well as yourself and the agency.
Talk to Us
At all stages we urge you to talk to us on +44 (0) 20 7921 9704 or, better still, come and see us. We have a close knowledge of each artist and can further refine your ideas with our library of portfolios.
The Start of the Portrait
Once you have agreed the portrait commission a simple contract will be drawn up between you and the artist, and a deposit paid. The portrait is now ready to begin. In most cases, the artist will travel to your location and may stay for a day or more. Travel and accommodation costs are normally extra, though some artists include them within the portrait fee. In most cases two to three instalments including the initial deposit are required for the commission. The final instalment will be paid on completion.
Commissiona Without Sittings
Paintings from photographs can easily be arranged.
We also undertake commissions for Muralists and artists that copy antique paintings and portraits
We are proud to be able to help continue this tradition by providing bespoke letters, written with your guidance, which can be sent to you or the person who will be receiving the gift, notifying them of your intention to commission a portrait. We will also send a brochure and if necessary a number of images of portraits by a pre-selected artist or artists of your choice.
Please either call us to discuss how you want us to send a letter to the recipient of your gift 44 (0)207 921 9704 or fill in the following form.