Commission a portrait
Richard Benson QC -Oil on canvas 110cm x 80cm
I’m happy to paint from life or photographs but in most cases I tend to work with a mixture of both to reduce sitting times.
Initially I would start a commission with a sitting in my studio. This first sitting is relaxed and informal and gives me the opportunity to get good insight into the character of the sitter while i paint them.
The next stage would be to meet the client in the comfort of their own surroundings, where i sketch and take numerous photographs for use as reference to work with on the final painting.
All commissions are priced individually and will depend on the size, subject and details such as the location and setting.
After the portrait is finished i can offer a bespoke framing service.
“We commissioned two paintings from Mark after seeing his portrait of Annie in a local exhibition. The quality of his work is superb and it is easy to see why he has been exhibited more widely. He is professional to work with, an excellent communicator, and the portrait sitting was lots of fun.”
“Mark’s portrait of my husband Peter beautifully captures his inner self as well as his outer being.
We are privileged to have the portrait in our home.”
“I have admired Mark’s work for years – I love how true to life his paintings are, and yet they are not photographic facsimiles as you can see all his brush strokes and craft. We just love the portrait of our daughter, Annie. Mark is so well known for his portraits of older people but I think he’s done an equally wonderful job with her. He’s caught her in a moment of quiet reflection, with every curve just right, and yet it couldn’t be less like a photograph. It’s non-chocolate box, and all the more beautiful for it.”
“What a pleasure it has been to commission Mark to portrait the late legendary Sid Russell a star of stage and screen (together with my husband, Dr Roland W. Muldoon). Sid had over 3 million hits on YouTube and deserved to be painted by Mark a great artist and according to my husband – a joy to work with !”
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