Commission David Thorpe

I like to sit and chat with you and discuss the following points when you commission an artwork.

  • Subject (landscape, seascape, homes and gardens, ornithological, feline, single or multiple figures etc)
  • Location
  • Medium (Oil, Watercolour, Illustration)
  • Size of Painting (canvas size and Head & Shoulders, 3/4 Figure or Full Figure)

Portrait sittings take place at the client’s home or choice of location. This is a photographic session which lasts between one and two hours, depending on the number of figures and the complexity of the composition.


Commission prices are based on a single subject. Canvas sizes may vary somewhat to adjust to compositions. Commission prices are based upon the size of the painting and the number of subjects. Pets and animals are an additional 25% of the price of the portrait.

The prices for two and three figure portraits will be established before the sitting. A discount of 10% per additional figure may be applied towards a single painting which contains two or more figures.

Upon request, David Thorpe will work with the client to select a custom frame that is appropriate to the painting. Framing, shipping costs and travel expenses are in addition to the price of the portrait.


A payment of 50% of the commission price is required before commencement. This payment is non-refundable in order to compensate for the artist’s time and progression of the portrait. The remaining balance is paid upon completion of the portrait.


Please use the contact form below should you require lessons in painting or drawing.


Portrait of Martin Rattray - Oil on canvas

Martin Rattray Portrait Commission - Oil on canvas

Contact David

Tel: 0027 (0) 82 3788 065

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