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Steven

Coburg North, Australia

5

(6)

Pricing starts at $ 500

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Love painting with oils on canvas, drawing, sketching and illustration. In terms of size, the smallest acceptable canvas is 30x40cm, the largest is up to 100cmx90cm. I love painting cityscapes and landscapes, portraits and abstracts. I'm very versatile and experienced, having been doing this for quite a while. I love sending updates and progress pics but I'm happy for you to set the level of communication required. Above all else, love jobs where I can be imaginative and creative to bring ideas life. I will always provide a free quote before starting work, which details everything included, such as materials, labour, delivery cost &c. In terms of budget: terms are a 20% deposit for the initial design (i.e. the drawing, for example on canvas) and I require the 80% outstanding amount to start painting. I calculate the quote based on cost of materials, labour and BAA's cut + tax, so as a rule of thumb, the larger and more complex the project, the higher the cost and vice versa. When your project is complete you can decide whether to have it delivered or pick it up from my studio at Bighouse Arts. An oil painting can literally last for centuries and it represents the best of us, the finest emotions, experiences, memories and feelings in life; it is a beautiful object to treasure for many years to come. By commissioning local, independent artists like me through Book An Artist, you directly support the artist and a wider community of artists too! Contact me for a free quote.

Reviews:

From start to finish Steve was awesome to work with. Super responsive and communicative, open to ideas and collaboration, flexible with timing and budget, and genuinely invested in the project. Steve kept me informed and involved throughout the whole process, and as someone new to the process, I really appreciated this. Not to mention he did an INCREDIBLE job on my commission! Super happy all round, thanks Steve!!
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Dan

Ripponlea, Australia

5

(6)

Pricing starts at $ 300

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I love working with the client on something unique and special. Love experimenting with different styles

Reviews:

Dan was really helpful during the whole process and delivered just what I wanted
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Cara

Altona North, Australia

5

(3)

Pricing starts at $ 100

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Portraits, both painting and sketching Footpath Chalk Art and temporary marketing

Reviews:

Very prompt and efficient. Finished work looks fab and all done swiftly and quickly! Recommend Carra highly
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Florence

West Melbourne, Australia

5

(4)

Reviews:

Florence did a great job with what I asked. Her communication is excellent. I highly recommend.
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Marco

Brunswick East, Australia

5

(6)

Pricing starts at $ 750

(I paint my designs that have been created after working with the clients)

Canvas commissions,Interviews,Live painting events,Workshops,Tattoo Design

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Anything realistic and detailed.

Reviews:

Working with Marco was a real privilege. I commissioned him to paint a portrait of our gorgeous daughter who sadly passed away in a car accident. Marco was really empathetic, easy to communicate with and full of ideas about how we could bring this picture to life. He kept me informed at every stage and worked collaboratively. I cannot recommend Marco enough for your special project. He captures the essence of loved ones so well.
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Stuart

Narre Warren South, Australia

5

(7)

Reviews:

I can highly recommend Stuart. I commissioned him to do 2 portraits for me as a gift to my wife for our anniversary. He did one coloured family portrait and one charcoal portrait of my wife and myself. The artwork was fantastic, my wife was so impressed (as was I). Stuart was very easy to communicate with, responding to my questions quickly and honestly. I don't think the process could have been any easier nor the results any better. Thanks so much Stuart.
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Leesa

Point Cook, Australia

5

(4)

Pricing starts at $ 100

(I can replicate designs if it suits my style)

Interviews,Live painting events,Workshops,Tattoo Design,Canvas commissions,Custom designs for wallpapers or decals

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Painting faces, either on canvas or in the flesh, will always be a constant source of pleasure and her true passion.

Reviews:

I would highly recommend Leesa - she took such care of a portrait of our 9 year old daughter who recently passed away - I even gave her a hard time at the start of the painting as it was such a precious raw emotional even in some ways scary challenge - Leesa listened cared and trusted her talent throughout - she was in one word Brilliant - Our family will be forever grateful to Leesa
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Monty

Melbourne, Australia

5

(1)

(I paint my designs that have been created after working with the clients)

Live painting events,Canvas commissions,Interviews,Workshops,Custom designs for wallpapers or decals

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Large Scale mural, Large canvas portraits, commercial murals, corporate murals, portraiture, abstract realism, private domestic murals, celebrity portraits, pet portraits.

Reviews:

Haven’t received artwork yet, but drafts look fantastic.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a portrait painting?

A portrait is a painting, drawing, or other artistic representation of a person, group of people, or pets that captures their likeness and character. Portraits can be formal or informal and can be created using a variety of media, including oil paint, charcoal, pencil, or digital tools. They can be of any size, from small miniatures to large canvases. Portraits can be commissioned by individuals, or created by artists as independent works. Portraits can be used for personal or public display, for memorialization, for documentation of individuals or for historical records.

What are popular portrait trends?

Portraits are a popular and favourite gift to give. Traditional head and shoulder portraits are stylistically classic and form the most popular type of portrait commissioned. Contemporary portraits are gaining in interest with the use of bold colours, non-traditional materials, and abstract styles. Pet portraits are an excellent way to capture our love for our furry family members. Whether for your dog, cat, horse, or rabbit, the trend of commissioning a portrait pet painting continues to grow.

What makes a good portraiture?

A good portrait is one that effectively captures the likeness, personality, and character of the subject. The following are some elements that are typically considered to make a good portrait: 1. Likeness: A good portrait should accurately depict the subject's physical features, including their facial features, body shape, and any unique characteristics. 2. Expression: A portrait should convey the subject's emotions, personality and mood, whether it be through the subject's eyes, body language or the background. 3. Composition: A good portrait should be well-composed and balanced, with the subject placed in a visually pleasing way within the frame. 4. Lighting: Lighting is an important aspect of portraiture, it can be used to create mood, depth and define the subject's features. 5. Technique: A good portrait should be skillfully executed, with a high level of technical proficiency in the medium being used. 6. Storytelling: A good portrait should be able to tell a story, either about the subject, the artist or the context in which it was created. Ultimately, a good portrait is one that resonates with the viewer and evokes an emotional response, whether it be through the subject's expressiveness, the artist's technique, or the story it tells.

How much does it cost to commission a portrait?

The cost of commissioning a portrait can vary widely depending on factors such as the artist's experience and reputation, the medium used, the size and complexity of the piece, and the amount of time required to complete it. Generally, the cost for a portrait can range from a few hundred dollars for a small, simple piece created by an emerging artist, to tens of thousands of dollars for a large, highly detailed piece by a well-established artist. The cost for a portrait can also depend on the medium used, for example, oil paintings tend to be more expensive than drawings or digital art. The size of the piece can also affect the cost. A larger painting will typically be more expensive than a smaller one. The complexity of the piece can also affect the cost, a portrait with a lot of details or a background will be more expensive than a simple headshot. It is important to note that these are just general estimates and you should always get a quote from an artist before commissioning a portrait. It's also important to keep in mind that a higher price doesn't necessarily mean a better quality portrait, it depends on the artist's ability and experience. It's always a good idea to see the artist's portfolio and get references before making a decision.
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