Commission Information
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I gladly accept all kinds of commission work, ranging from pets to buildings, to portraiture. If you would like to commission me, here is the information you will require:
Commission information and fees
SOURCE MATERIAL - to create my art I work from photographs. These can be scanned and emailed (high resolution at 300ppi preferred), sent through the post, or using the Photo~Mailer facility below.

For best results make sure photos are taken at the subject's eye-level and as sharp as possible. Anything under 3" in photo size will diminish the final quality of the commission. The more information I have to work with, the more lifelike the end result. All photos are returned upon completion.

PRICING - There are 3 signature sizes available. 7x7" square, A4 (8" × 12") and A3 (16" × 12") dimensions. I can work to larger and more precise specifications if required. Please email me to discuss arrangements. Here is a simple price list, including mounting/matting:

Basic prices
SizeGraphitePastelsMounted/Matted
 7" ×  7"
 8" ×  6"
7"×7"
 £125.00 £175.00+ £10.00
10" × 10"
 8" × 12"
A4
 £200.00 £275.00+ £10.00
14" × 14"
16" × 12"
A3
 £300.00 £400.00+ £15.00
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These prices do not include shipping/handling.
TIMESCALES - Most work is completed within 7-10 working days upon receipt of reference photographs. Ensure a few days either side to allow for shipping. For special occasions (ie birthdays/anniversaries/Christmas) please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

ORDERING PROCESS - I will require a 50% deposit together with the reference photographs. The following 50% is due upon completion and acceptance of the finished artwork, prior to shipping. I shall supply scanned updates for customer approval.

PAYMENT METHOD - I accept payment through cheque, payable to Giles Illsley or credit card via PayPal. Please do not pay in cash as I cannot be held responsible for it's safe arrival.

FRAMING - Framing is available for collection only. Please for prices and details.

SHIPPING/HANDLING - Most flat or mounted work can be shipped worldwide. I regret that despatching framed pictures is not an option due to high risk of glass breakage and ensuing cost of protection. My shipping rates are as follows:
  • UK:
     £ 10.00 - Royal Mail Special Delivery
  • Europe:
     £ 12.00 - Royal Mail Airmail International Signed For
  • USA:
     £15.00 - Royal Mail Airmail International Signed For
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Commission samples
"The Happy Couple"

size: 15" × 22"

Commissioned as a wedding present - the ideal gift.
Boxer Dog

size: 11" × 8"

Pandora - commissioned portrait.
"A Dog's Life"

size: 11" × 11"

Commissioned montage portrait of a well loved Springer Spaniel.
"Rottweiler"

size: 8" × 11"

Summer - a Rottweiler commission.
"House on Dering Road"

size: 12" × 8"

A recent house commission.
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