COMMISSIONS

Please note - due to university commitments, commission requests are open but there is limited availability.

Commissions are currently booked until July 2020

An email will be sent to confirm your booking. 

My current prices are as follows

(As of April 2019)

Each painting is completed using high quality watercolour paints and 300gsm cold pressed watercolour paper.

10“ x 7” Painting (fits into an A4 frame) – £150.00

10” x 10” Painting (fits into a 12” x 12” frame) - £175.00

14” x 10” Painting (fits into an A3 frame) - £250.00

14” x 14” Painting (fits into an 16” x 16” frame) - £275.00

 

Payments can be made by cheque or preferably by bank transfer. Details will be sent upon booking.

Please add an additional 15 % to the price for each additional animal. I am more than happy to work on larger pieces, please contact me directly at louisedolleryillustrations@gmail.com for a bespoke quote and time frame.

These prices include mounting in ‘Snow White’ colour, a certificate of authenticity and tracked Royal Mail delivery. It does not include framing and I do not include backgrounds in my paintings.

How to Order

Step One

The most important – gather your photos! To create your commission, I require a high-quality photo, 300 dpi or higher. The more detail in the photo, the more detail I can add to the painting. It is ideal for the photo to be taken in good lighting, natural is usually the best, where you can clearly see the eyes. Multiple photos are helpful for me to gage the animal’s character, though I will primarily work from a single one. If your beloved friend is no longer with us then exceptions can be made, please contact me to discuss.

Please note, I do not include backgrounds other than subtle shadows. Make sure you consider this when choosing photos. I can only paint what I see, but please let me know if there are subtle details that you would like me to leave out, such as collars or flea tags. I cannot promise but I will try my best.

 

Step Two

Decide on what size you would like the commission to be and which composition – would you prefer a full body shot or just head and shoulders and would you prefer portrait or landscape? I am more than happy to assist on these decisions to get the best result possible.

 

Step Three

You should also consider the time frame you have in mind for your commission. I do become booked up quickly so please book in early to avoid disappointment! If your commission is a present and you wish for it to be kept secret, please let me know upon initial contact and I will refrain from publishing the work online and at events until you have advised me that it has been gifted.

 

Step Four

Contact me! Either drop me an email at louisedolleryillustrations@gmail.com or complete the contact form below. I will then ask you to pay a 25 % deposit to secure your booking (by making this deposit, we assume you agree to the terms and conditions listed below). This payment can be made by bank transfer, of which details will be sent privately. Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive a confirmation message from myself as proof.

 

Step Five

Painting will commence, and I will send you update images to make sure you are happy with the progress. Once I feel that the painting is complete, I will send you a final image for you to approve and make any suggestions of anything you wish me to add, within reason. When you are happy with the result, final payment will be arranged. Once the transaction has been completed, I will then post the finished artwork with tracked Royal Mail delivery. Generally, delivery times are between four and seven working days after the final transaction is processed.

Terms and conditions

  1. Refunds cannot be made. You should understand before booking that all commissions will be completed in my own style, to the best of my ability.

  2. All deposits are non-refundable

  3. You should make sure you have copyright of the original photograph

  4. Louise Dollery will have the copyright of the final painting. She will have the right to reproduce the work in the form of prints, cards etc. or for advertisement purposes. You will not be able to reproduce the finished work without written consent by Louise Dollery in advance.

  5. Paintings will only be dispatched once the final payment has been made in full.

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Examples of 'good' reference photographs. I do not own these images, credit to the original photographers.