Commissioned Portraiture

Melbourne, Australia

I accept both adult & child portrait commissions. I am a Melbourne based artist, however this does not exclude interested parties from elsewhere as I work from photographs. 

If you were keen to have a portrait done and you are not in Melbourne, could I recommend that you have a professional photograph taken. I need a fairly neutral background, high resolution and a strong directional light source so that there are clear lights, shadows and reflected lights. It is preferable to have a three quarter / two thirds view of the head and would prefer no smiling teeth (as the painting will land up looking a bit like a snap shot). Also plain classic clothing is desirable as anything too fussy detracts from the face and anything too on trend will land up being dated.

If you would like a pattern in the background I can do that too. A wallpaper might be beautiful.