Information, Terms & Conditions

1.      I require a 50% (non-refundable) deposit to secure all bookings with the balance payable before postage.  At this booking stage I need to see and approve reference photos to make sure they are suitable to get the best result possible.  I can provide hints and tips for photography so that you get great shots that help me achieve great portraits.  You can change the reference photo up until I start your piece.  The more reference photos you provide the better so I can get a good idea of colours and features. If you provide professional photos, I will require the photographer’s permission to use them for the purposes of art. I will communicate with you extensively while we get the reference photo and planned layout right.  You need to remember that I do not know your loved one so give me as much information as you can.  I love to know about personality traits as well as the physical attributes.  If you love a particular photo for its layout but the colouring is off make sure you tell me and give me photos that are accurate in colour to use as a guide.  I want a great result for you so work with me and provide as much information as possible.  After we finalize layout and agree on colouring I will start the piece.  I can not make changes to the layout of the piece once it has been started.  I will provide you with one or two work in progress shots but please be aware that your portrait can take up to 30 hours to complete and colour and detail is not going to be reflected accurately in early layers.  You need to trust me as the artist to create a piece that you will love – it is not my goal to give you an exact copy of the photograph but an art piece that stirs emotions in response. 

2.     I will provide you with progress photos of your artwork and a final watermarked picture for your approval before I mount, matt and send your portrait. 

3.     I will not make copies of your portrait, however, with pet portraits I will retain a photograph for use in my portfolio.  I will ask your permission to do the same with people portraits. 

4.     Payment is by bank transfer only.

5.     Please familiarise yourself with my style of work before deciding if I am the right artist for you.  I am not aiming to do photo realistic work.  My goal is to produce a soft and beautiful representation of your reference photo with an artistic appearance. 

6.     I will not mail portraits until final payment is made and cleared. All prices are in Australian Dollars and all postage costs are within Australia only.  Interna