Paintings and Drawings

Commissioning a Painting or Drawing

“Customers commission me for many different reasons!”

I work in charcoal and in mixed media and my subjects are always animals.

I’m most often commissioned to draw horses, hares, Highlands and Herdwicks! The largest picture to date was a galloping Fell Stallion, 7ft tall, drawn and painted entirely in purple. It looked amazing as it seemingly galloped headlong into my customers front room! I’ve done several life sized and half life size horse paintings since then and they’re probably my favourites to do. 
My drawings and paintings are produced to no specific size generally because of the way that I create my work.  But I can create at specified sizes if needed , for example to fit a bespoke wall space. 

Commissions are priced on an individual basis. Price factors include size, materials, research and preparation required etc.

Prices range from £350 upwards.

  • Make an Enquiry

    Contact me for a chat about your requirements by clicking on ‘Make an Enquiry’ and using the contact form, or by phone: 015394 41433

     

  • Brief

    We will discuss your ideas for the commission. The subject you’d like, the colour and feel you envisage the picture will have, size, reference sources, deadline etc until I have a good understanding of your requirements.

    If we decided to proceed from here, I’ll then draw up a brief, and if necessary, produce some preliminary sketches. Then, if we’re both happy, I’ll go ahead with the actual piece. These stages require a £50 deposit.

  • Commission Creation

    I begin working on your artwork! I will email you progress photos as the commission develops. This is the stage customers find the most exciting!

    Once finished and approved, your portrait will be scanned and saved in high resolution, digital format. This means you can request your new commission to be reproduced as prints and as personalised quality greetings cards for family and friends if you wish.

    It will the be taken to Youdells in Kendal for framing.

    The timings for all this will vary, depending on the length of my waiting list. I will be able to give you a better idea when you book your commission.

  • Delivery

    When your painting is ready and framed, I’ll ring you to arrange a suitable delivery date before booking it with my courier. Or you can collect it if you prefer.

Phone me on 015394 41433

 email to jo@jomcgrath.co.uk