Portraits

Commissioning a Portrait

Lorraine is also happy to accept commissions for portraits of children, families or individuals. Choose from black & white portraits in either pencil or charcoal, or coloured portraits in pastel or oil.

Pencil / Charcoal Drawings

Black and white charcoal portraits are drawn on quality cartridge paper and are provided either mounted and framed in a black frame or, if preferred, just in a soft white, bevel cut mount with backing board, ready to frame. The mounted drawing measures 47cm x 47cm/16″ x 16″. Please allow 2 weeks from our receipt of your photographs for your portrait to be completed.

Mounted £95 / Framed £125

Pastel Portraits

Pastel portraits are drawn on coloured pastel paper and are provided either mounted and framed or, if preferred, just in a soft white, bevel cut mount with backing board, ready to frame. The mounted drawing measures 47cm x 47cm/16″ x 16″. Please allow 2 weeks from our receipt of your photographs for your portrait to be completed.

Mounted £175 / Framed £205


Oil Paintings

All oil portraits are painted using traditional oil paints on stretched cotton canvas. Due to the drying time of the paint, it is necessary to allow 6 weeks for your order to be complete. You can choose between a block canvas with a depth of 4.5cm, which can be hung without framing for a contemporary look or, if you would prefer to frame your painting, you can opt for a canvas with a standard 2cm depth. A professional framer will be able to frame both styles of canvas but the choice of frame might be limited for the deeper, block canvas. The cost of your painting will not be affected by the style of canvas you choose.

Oil paintings start at £300.

How to Order Your Portrait

Please feel free to contact Lorraine by email or telephone to discuss your requirements.

Choose a photo or, better still, a selection of photos for the painting and email or post them. Where possible, Lorraine is happy to take the photos for you. If you can come to Sidmouth, there will be no extra cost.

There is a 30% deposit payable at the time of ordering your portrait.

If you would like a second person on the same canvas, just add 35% to the prices above. If you would like more than two people included, please contact Lorraine for an individual quotation.

Payment can be made by Paypal, cheque or bank transfer. Card payments are also accepted in person at the shop in Sidmouth.

Where applicable, UK postage is charged at a flat fee of £10.