HOW TO ORDER A PORTRAIT
Email your photograph and the delivery address to email@example.com. Note: high resolution photographs please (for tips on how to take a good photograph for a painted portrait, please see below). Email short cut: please click on the envelope icon on the bottom right hand side of this web page.
You will then receive a PayPal deposit request of 25% (see below for portrait costs). As soon as the deposit is paid, painting of the portrait will begin.
When the portrait is finished, you will be emailed a copy to view and a PayPal invoice of the balance.
As soon as the balance is paid, the original artwork will be posted immediately to the delivery address.
Each individual portrait costs NZ$350 - to convert to another currency, please go to xe.com - this price includes a 25% deposit, GST (for NZ customers only) and postage worldwide.
Portraits are A4 size (21cm x 29.7cm or 8.27 inches × 11.69 inches). Additional people be added to a portrait at 25% extra per person. If you would prefer a different size, please email me to discuss options.
The completion date of the portrait is approximately two weeks (plus 6-10 working days postage). If needed urgently for a special occasion, portrait requests can be prioritised.
POSTAGE + PACKAGING
The portraits are protected by an A4 plastic sleeve and envelope then packaged inside a C4 size board-backed 'Do Not Bend' Jiffy packet.
Depending on the final destination, the portrait will take between 6-10 working days to arrive. If the portrait delivery is urgent, then a courier service may be requested at extra cost.
A framing service is not offered.
TIPS FOR A GOOD PHOTOGRAPH FOR A PAINTED PORTRAIT
Relaxed, informal shots, preferably taken in natural light, make for a better portrait than posed studio or flash photographs. Close-ups of faces and side profiles work particularly well. Soft expressions work better than a fixed smile. It is best to avoid baby photos (under 18 monthsold) as features and personality are less developed. When it comes to pet portraits, profiles of animals tend to work particularly well. Photos taken on mobile phones are fine as long as they are emailed at the highest resolution (biggest size and highest quality).
MOBILE +64 21 949 673
EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org email short cut: please click on the envelope icon on the bottom right hand side of this web page.