Commissioning a Painting & Price Guide

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Does Cate work from life or can a photograph be sufficient reference?

Although working from life is the ideal for any artist, it is nearly always impractical for most people's needs.

Sittings for portraits can be lengthy and inconvenient. In the case of children and animals, it can prove virtually impossible !

Photographs are therefore a practical necessity in just about every case.

PHOTOGRAPHS MUST BE SUITABLE FOR ENLARGEMENT, CLEARLY IN FOCUS AND TRUE TO COLOR.

THE SUBJECT MUST BE LARGE ENOUGH TO OBTAIN DETAIL FROM WHICH TO PAINT A LARGER PICTURE.



Could the Artist arrange a photo shoot to take suitable pictures should I have none ? What will this cost ?

In cases where the subject lives locally, arranging a shoot is a simple and convenient way to make sure that Cate has the best possible reference from which to work.

PRICE £ 25 studio session in addition to the price of the painting but inclusive of a set of prints.

CD available at £ 25 for your own unlimited reproduction of Cate's phtographic work





If I should live in a different location, does the Artist travel ?

In certain cases, where clients are willing to cover travel expenses, Cate will consider a trip to photograph and make preliminary sketches. Please ask for information.

Trips which include photogrpahy or consultations for more than one client may be undertaken at intervals and the cost therefore lessened to the individual. Please ask for details of any forthcoming trips.



How may I expect my painting to be delivered?

Pictures are delivered flat packed in bubble wrap and board, their corners protected and a waterproof wrapping used. Your choice of registered or recorded delivery or courier may be arranged. Please ask for a quote for cost.



Is my satisfaction guaranteed?

Naturally Cate Hamilton would like all prospective clients to be as happy as her previous clients and is proud to claim a 100% rate of client satisfaction to date. Should you have any concerns, Cate would guarantee adjustments to your satisfaction or a total refund on return of the picture .



Can you give me a guide to costs?

Each picture is individually priced depending on the amount of time taken and the materials used but as a rough indication the following may be used as a guide:


Drawings 12" x 16" From £100 UNFRAMED



Paintings 12" x 16" From £ 250 UNFRAMED

16" x 20" From £ 300 UNFRAMED

18" x 24" From £ 500 UNFRAMED



SINGLE SUBJECTS ONLY. PLEASE ASK FOR QUOTE FOR MULTIPLE SUBJECTS.



PRICES DIRECT FROM THE ARTIST DO NOT INCLUDE V A T , other tax , delivery charges or ANY GALLERY COMMISSION to which a work may be subject at the time of sale.

Please ask for advice, especially when ordering from overseas.



Frames may cost anything from £ 50 upwards without glass ( eg, for an oil painting )and from £ 70 including mount and glass ( eg, for a drawing ) for the smaller sizes but are indicidually priced according to type.



PLEASE ASK FOR A QUOTE TAILORED TO YOUR OWN REQUIREMENTS ACCORDING TO SUBJECT TYPE AND NUMBERS, MEDIUM TO BE USED, WHETHER OR NOT PHOTOS ARE REQUIRED TO BE TAKEN AND TYPE OF FRAME.



SHOULD YOU REQUIRE ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE OR SHOULD YOU WISH TO COMMISSION A WORK PLEASE CONTACT CATE HAMILTON:


telephone 01534 858908 or 07797 754551 (mobile)

email cate_hamilton@hotmail.com

The photograph on this page demonstrates the type of image suitable to work from. It is bright, true to colour, clearly foccused with plenty of detail to enlarge CLEARLY for the artist.





This is the resulting Portrait