|The vast majority of my work is commissioned by private
individuals. Inspiration comes in many forms from simple ideas to the
most involved specifications. Commissions vary greatly from scenes of a
nostalgic nature, recreating fond memories of a favourite race meeting
or 'line-siding' in the days of steam, to a present-day view of an
owner's favourite motorcar.
I will advise and offer any help regarding reference and composition. A
preliminary drawing will be prepared that assists both myself and the
client to view the potential of the initial idea and to see how that
idea can be successfully developed into a dynamic work of art.
As commissioned work varies greatly depending on the client's
requirements it is only possible to give a price guide after a
discussion that would include; the size of the painting to be produced,
the composition and complexity of the painting and finally artistic
reference (e.g. photographic and archival material availability). Once
these issues have been examined and both parties are in agreement, then
a financial arrangement can be established.
With regard to the financial arrangement initially a deposit will be
required that allows me to place the client on a waiting list. The list
is formulated on a queue basis and the deposit date allows me to begin
each artwork (preliminary drawing initially) in the order that I receive
the deposit payment. Due to the duration involved in creating one of my
paintings I prefer to receive the cost of the work in instalments that
are paid at the value and timings agreed by myself and the client.
(deposits are non-refundable)
As a general rule my paintings take a minimum of 100+ hours work to
complete with extra time being added for more specific or complex
compositions. Therefore, as you would expect, an original painting is
*I retain the copyright of my artworks.
Copyright explained further in a document from the Designers and Artists