No new commissions are being accepted at present.
A commissioned portrait of your working dog, horse or cattle is both a tribute to your animal and a precious memento that you will have for life.
Therefore it is very important that you invest a bit of thought, time and effort into taking great photos for me to paint from. I'm very happy to work with you to get the right shot. Briefly:
Animals must look either relaxed, happy or engaged in work.
Do not submit photos of dogs biting livestock
Take photos from the eye level of the animal, don't look down at it
Ensure the photo is still clear when you zoom in to the actual size it will be in the painting
Light and shadow is important, try to get sunlight across the photo
Consider if the composition is exactly what you want on your wall, or should you try again?
Before contacting me about a commission, please carefully read Photo Guide and Terms and Conditions for information on what is needed for a great portrait to begin.