How It Works

I love working with you to bring your ideas to life! Here is a step-by-step breakdown of the process:

1. Email

If you like my style and have something bespoke in mind, email me at I’ve painted everything from animals, pet portraits, house portraits, illustrated names, vehicles (cars and tractors!) and soft toys. I’m also always up for trying something new if you have something else in mind!

2. Discussion of specifics

I will need to know the following: how many elements you would like in the painting (eg. one animal or a group of animals), what size you are looking, when you need the piece by, where you need it delivered and what work you are looking for (an original painting on it's own or with the addition of digital file to make prints or stationary). I also have the option of framing so please let me know if that is something you would like as well.

If you’re looking for a pet portrait, house portrait or something else specific like a beloved soft toy or a car, I will need to draw from pictures you send me, so I’ll also ask to see those too.

3. Quote and deposit

I’ll send you a quote and if you would like to proceed, I typically take a 30% deposit to start work.

4. Composition Discussion and Sketch

Together we will discuss what composition you would like and I will sketch the piece for your approval. If you would like to make edits to the sketch we can go back and forth a few times until it’s just right! I love to hear your ideas and work with you to help your vision come to life.

5. Colours

If working from photographs, I’ll work to match any specific colours as close as I can. Where there is creative license, we will discuss colour choices. If desired, I'll send you a rough colour map of the piece or colour swatches. I only proceed to painting stage once sketch and colours are approved.

6. Painting

I’ll send you pictures of the piece once it is finished. After this point I can only make a few minor changes due to the painting medium.


7. Shipping (and Framing or Scanning)

I will post you the original with backing board and clear wrap with tracked shipping via UPS.

If you would like professional art scanning to make prints or stationary and/or framing, this will be done prior to shipping you the piece.