Selecting the Artist

The first step in commissioning a portrait painting is to find an artist whose style aligns with your vision. Research artists, considering their technique, medium, and past works. Ensure the artist understands your vision and can bring it to life in their unique style.

Details and Agreement
After choosing an artist, finalize details like the size of the painting, specific medium (oil, acrylic, watercolor, etc.), and the timeline for completion. Discuss the price and payment schedule, which often includes a deposit upfront. A written agreement or contract is crucial to outline these details, ensuring both you and the artist have a clear understanding of the expectations and terms. This step helps to avoid any misunderstandings and ensures a smooth commissioning process.


Amazing artist!! I got Hettie do two pieces and they are absolutely amazing!! Such an amazing experience from start to finish!! I would happily get Hettie to do more work in a heartbeat

Benjamin Croft

Hettie is the most amazing artist. I came to her with a picture, that was taken on an iPhone and not great quality and asked her to do a charcoal drawing of it. The finished product is incredible. She gave us a WIP update throughout the process to make sure we were happy and any constructive feedback we did have through this process was taken onboard. I am very happy and impressed with her work.

Anna Moore

Wonderful experience working with Hettie - very consultative and the end product was absolutely wonderful. Will use again and would happily recommend

Sameer Kassam


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August 21, 2017

Well done to my students – great work