Portraits, Pet Portraits and Commissions

Commission an original, traditional and quirky Portrait in oils, acrylics or digital sketches

Are you are looking for something a little different from the usual portraits, or pet portraits?

You’ve come to the right place!

You can commission a slightly quirky portrait painted in oils and acrylics as well as sketches that will capture the special qualities of the sitter or of your pet.

The Wyllie Fox can magically transform your photographs and find a suitable painting method, in the style of old masters such as Rembrandt, Goya, Impressionist Artists, Manet, Van Gogh ….

Using traditional techniques in oils or acrylic paint the Wyllie Fox will portray the personality of your human pet. You will have an original pet portrait of your best friend to take pride of place in your home.

If you would prefer a person or pet portrait sketch, do view the examples above. These sketches are hand drawn using an IPad and pencil with Digital Drawing software. They will be printed using Bockingford paper and will include a cream coloured mount. You can order a sketch of your pet from as little as £75.

Do you need the painting to fit in with your interior style or colour scheme? Just let us know and send in a photo of the intended wall space when you receive the commissioning form.

Gift certificates can also be purchased and can be requested by filling in the form below. These make great presents for commissioning a portrait of a family member, a portrait of your partner,  your children, grandchildren friends or even colleagues for a special occasion.

Read more to discover how you can commission your portrait and to find out more about prices and delivery times.

Commissioning a Pet or Human Portrait in Oils or Acrylics FAQ’s

What do you need from me?

Initially, just fill in the form below to discuss your requirements. You will then receive a commissioning request form by email.

You can then send your Human / Pet’s Photographs and tell us more about your about their personality, history and anything you feel is relevant to the painting, such as size, paint medium or painting surface.

Commissioning  a portrait is a two way process. It would be helpful if you can describe some of the things he or she likes to do, wear or favourite objects or environment. One or two photographs will be required. The backgrounds aren’t as important as seeing the person or pet clearly and in detail.  A photo looking straight at the camera will usually work best. Your photographs and the description you give will inspire the Wyllie Fox. She will then get to work on how best to portray their.

Will I be kept updated with the progress?

Yes. You will receive an initial rough sketch sent by email which will also show the setting and background. You may also be shown reference photographs to illustrate the style of painting. If you’re happy to proceed you will be asked to confirm this before the portrait painting is started.

You will receive regular updates on the painting’s progression and you will have opportunities to provide feedback.

Portrait Estimates:

Oil or Acrylic on Canvas:

An A3 sized painting on canvas with one  person / pet – £495

An A2 sized painting on a custom made panel or on canvas – £645

Portrait Sketches

A mounted A4 sized print of a digital drawing – starting from £75.

Should you require a framed print, you can request a quote for this when you send back a commissioning form.

Other sizes are available and can be requested.

These estimates are for one pet or one person. Actual quotes will be given for your commission depending on the complexity and size.

Payment schedule

For oil or acrylic paintings an initial payment of £30 will be required to cover the initial rough sketch for the final painting and also for research time. This initial payment will be refunded from the final fee should you agree to go ahead with the commission. The fee will be discussed with you (see estimates above), and will be based on the complexity and size of the artwork.

On agreeing the rough sketch, proposal and fees, a 50% deposit of the total amount (including delivery charges) is required before the portrait is started.

On completion, the remaining balance will be due. Your painting will be delivered when the final payment is received.

Will I own the Copyright of the portrait?

No. The Artist Francesca Wyllie (also known as The Wyllie Fox) reserves all rights. You should not reproduce the original painting as this will breach the Artists’ copyright. If you wish to purchase the copyright this must me discussed and will incur an additional fee.

Mainland Postage to UK:

Oil or acrylic Paintings – £15 signed for (insured) courier.
Mounted Sketches – £8.99 signed first class post.

Posting quotes will be given for areas outside of Mainland UK

How long will my portrait take?

Your painting will normally take between 1 – 3 weeks to complete. However, the deadline will be agreed with you before the commission is started.
Please also bear in mind that an original portrait which has been painted in oils can take a while to dry so should be handled carefully and will normally be sent one week after completion.
If you would prefer a painting in acrylics please specify this as this can be posted almost immediately.

Contact the Wyllie Fox

You can discuss your requirements or find out more by filling in the  Form below.
Your details are safe and you are not signing up to a newsletter or unrelated emails. You will receive the commissioning request form within 24 hrs. Please note this is not instant or automated.

Please leave your telephone number in the comments space if you would prefer a call back….

OR Call Francesca Wyllie on +44 7810008909

Please send me a Commissioning Request Form.