CONTACT

CURRENT WORK

Michael is currently undertaking commissions in drawing, painting and sculpting. His current commissioned work includes two single portraits from life (oil paintings), a copy of a 16c painting (pencil drawing/ oil painting) and two landscapes (oil paintings).

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COMMISSIONED WORK

Selected complete commissioned work:

Ann Warner-Casson (Single figure portrait_ Oil on Canvas) 2012

Peter Morice and Sian Jenkins (Two single figure portraits_ Oil on Canvas, Double figure portrait_ Pencil drawing) 2011

Mr and Mrs Tracey (Landscape_ Watercolour) 2010

Mrs Ford (Pet_ Pencil drawing) 2010

Mr Richardson and Family, Ex Headmaster of Adams' Grammar School (Four figure portrait_ Oil on Canvas) 2010

Mr and Mrs Tew (Portrait of Jack Tew_ Pencil drawing) 2009

Mr and Mrs Tew (Pet_ Pencil drawing) 2009

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THE PROCESS OF COMMISSIONING WORK

Michael undertakes a variety of different commissions. Below focuses on the process of commissioning portraits in two different genres only. For information on commissioning other types of genres such as animals, landscapes, still life and figurative works in any medium please contact the artist.


PORTRAIT_ DRAWING/PAINTING:

1. INITIAL MEETING: A meeting will take place to discuss design within the painting, composition, size, setting and clothing, future appointments for the sittings and pricing.

2. PRELIMINARY WORK: At least 2 hours is required of the client to sit for a portrait sketch. After this, digital media may be used. A process of developing a design and composition will then be completed in the studio.

3. MAIN WORK: A deposit of 40% of the overall sum must be paid before the first sitting. Sittings will usually be held at the clients home but other arrangements can be made if necessary. All work will be completed from life with sittings ranging from three to six hours. The client usually takes a break every 20 minutes or when necessary. The schedule of the sittings is based around the client's availability and whole process may range from two weeks to six months depending on the regularity of the sittings, number of figures within the painting and the size of the canvas.

4. UNVEILING OF THE PORTRAIT: Upon completion the remaining 60% of the overall price is due.

PORTRAIT_ CLAY BUST

1. INITIAL MEETING: Similar to the above, a meeting will take place to discuss the process, future appointments for the sittings and pricing. Further to this, a discussion is necessary on the final casting material as this will impact on the way the artist approaches the piece and overall cost.

2. PRELIMINARY WORK: At least 4 hours is required of the client to sit for a series of sketches.

3. MAIN WORK: A deposit of 40% of the overall sum must be paid before the first sitting. All work will be completed from life with sittings ranging from three to six hours. As above, the client usually takes a break every 20 minutes or when necessary. Further pencil sketches are likely to take place as the bust develops and this will be integrated into the agreed sittings.

4. CASTING: Once the work in clay is complete a further 30% of the total price is required. The clay can be cast in a variety of different materials from plaster through to bronze or, alternatively, the clay can be fired. The client has a free choice of material but the artist can give advice if required.

5. UNVEILING OF THE PORTRAIT: Upon completion the remaining 30% of the overall price is due.

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