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Commissioning a Portrait

Have you ever thought about commissioning a portrait or a piece of art but don't really know where to start? Well, here's a brief breakdown of things to consider and an insight into how the commissioning process works... 1. THE BRIEF Firstly it's important to establish what your budget is. Artist's fees vary depending on experience, medium, costs and popularity and its rare that this fee includes framing and delivery. So your budget will determine which artists are available to you. Once you have an idea of your budget you can put together your brief. This should include: SUBJECT... who or what is this portrait to be of, do you want a full body portrait or just head and shoulders, is there...

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Artist Q&A | Jo McKinney

I'm 36 and a Contemporary Equestrian & Canine Artist from the East of England. I'm married to Lee and we have a rescue dog called Alfie. I love most animals (except snakes) and I'm a keen horse rider. I'm a country girl, I have a need to be surrounded by open space and could never live in the city. I've travelled a lot and spent some time living in Oman where I discovered a love of camels!...

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