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“Even with all the constraints of the pandemic I found the whole process easy and I felt well supported throughout. The artist kept me updated with progress and the results speak for themselves. I am delighted with the portrait and can’t wait to receive it.”

A Currie

“5 stars all around. The service was amazing and immediate, they have the most talented painters in their stables and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Truly a one-stop-shop for your portrait needs. Highly recommended.”

C Kendrick

“Delighted with the portrait of my wife and myself. The artist has captured us perfectly. The service from the whole team was excellent.”

A Davies

“I was very satisfied with the process and result. There were no problems with the communication, payment, or delivery of the final product. The service provided was personal and attentive. The representative made everything very easy assisting with all aspects from artist selection to front door delivery. It’s a beautiful portrait that everyone loved.”

J Sutch


We have an expert team of consultants on hand to guide you through the entire process and help you in achieving your portrait masterpiece!

We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the process or pricing by phone, zoom, text or email.

  • We discuss your requirements over a phone or video call (approx 5-10 minutes)
  • You send us good quality photos as reference material – preferably natural light
  • Live sittings are optional
  • We give you an exact quote, and then take a deposit (balance due on completion)
  • Portraits usually take around 6 weeks to complete
  • Video / photos are sent regularly to ensure we exceed your expectations
  • You can have calls with the artist at any time during the process
  • You can feedback on any adjustments such skin / hair color
  • Super high res photos and video sent of final portrait for you to sign off
  • Final payment is made only when you are ecstatically happy
  • The portrait is shipped by courier to your home after the painting has dried
  • Tissues are provided for emotional reactions to the portrait (tears of joy are not unusual!)
  • You love the painting so much that you order another to hang elsewhere 🙂
  • The artist can even do an exact copy of the painting to hang in a 2nd home

Commissioning a Portrait Artist

The world of portraiture is vast and can be overwhelming. Here at The Portrait Agency, we have hand-selected a talented group of international portrait artists based on their skill, consistency, and passion for creating something truly special.

We often find that our clients are immediately drawn to an artist and connect with their body of works, however, if you need any support or advice in choosing an artist we have a dedicated Commissions Consultant on hand to guide you through this and every other stage to ensure that you get exactly what you are hoping for, taking away any stress or concern.

We will start by getting to know you and asking a few basic questions, such as:

Who is the portrait of? Are you working to a particular size or budget? What style is going to best suit your home? When do you want your portrait completed by?

There is no obligation during these conversations as we are establishing the details and ensuring your chosen artist is the most suitable for the project, guarenteeing an outstanding result.

Based on your requirements the artist will provide you with a quote and agree a timescale.

Why you should commission a Portrait Artist via The Portrait Agency

Embarking on the journey to commission a portrait is an endeavour that marries the personal with the perpetual, intertwining the essence of an individual or a family with the timeless allure of art. The pivotal decision in this process is selecting a portrait artist whose skill set and vision align with your own, a choice that can elevate a mere painting to a legacy encapsulated in canvas and colour. This is where The Portrait Agency, with its esteemed cadre of portrait artists, emerges as the quintessential choice for those in pursuit of excellence. Herein lies a narrative on why selecting a portrait artist from The Portrait Agency is not merely a choice but a passage to a realm of unmatched artistry and personalised legacy, all observed through the lens of British spelling and grammar.

Unrivalled Expertise

At the heart of The Portrait Agency’s ethos is a commitment to unparalleled excellence. Each portrait artist within their ranks is a maestro of their craft, having honed their skills through rigorous practice and a deep, abiding passion for portraiture. These artists do not simply render likenesses; they delve into the soul of the subject, capturing nuances of personality and emotion that transcend the superficial. To select a portrait artist from The Portrait Agency is to entrust your legacy to an individual whose every stroke is a testament to a mastery cultivated through years of dedication.

A Tailored Experience

The commissioning of a portrait is a venture steeped in intimacy and personal significance. Recognising this, The Portrait Agency ensures that the journey from the nascent stages of consultation to the unveiling of the final piece is one marked by collaboration and bespoke attentiveness. This ensures that the resultant artwork is not just a visual representation but a shared vision brought to life. A portrait artist from The Portrait Agency becomes not just a creator but a collaborator, weaving your insights and aspirations into the fabric of the artwork itself.

Diversity of Styles and Mediums

Artistic preferences are as varied as the individuals who hold them. The Portrait Agency’s roster of artists reflects this diversity, offering a spectrum of styles and mediums that cater to the broadest range of aesthetic inclinations. Whether your preference leans towards the time-honoured techniques of oil on canvas, the evocative potential of watercolours, or the contemporary appeal of digital art, there is a portrait artist within The Portrait Agency whose portfolio will resonate with your personal vision.

An Oath to Quality

The Portrait Agency is synonymous with quality, a principle that permeates every facet of their operation. This commitment is evident in the calibre of artists they represent, the superior quality of the materials utilised, and the meticulous attention to detail that characterises each commissioned piece. Opting for a portrait artist from The Portrait Agency guarantees a work of art that not only captivates visually but endures across generations, retaining its beauty and significance.

A Legacy Embodied

To commission a portrait is to weave a narrative thread into the tapestry of familial history, creating a visual heirloom that carries the essence of the present into the embrace of the future. The Portrait Agency understands the gravitas of this legacy, ensuring that each portrait artist under their aegis approaches their work with a reverence for the stories they are tasked to tell. The result is more than a portrait; it is a timeless homage to the subject, a piece of history rendered in paint and passion.

Assurance of Satisfaction

The Portrait Agency’s confidence in their artists is matched only by their commitment to client satisfaction. This assurance is a cornerstone of their service, providing clients with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their vision will be realised to its fullest potential. It is a testament to the agency’s belief in the transformative power of art and the skill of their portrait artists.

In Conclusion

Choosing a portrait artist is an act imbued with anticipation and aspiration, a decision that seeks to immortalise the ephemeral beauty of the human condition. The Portrait Agency stands as a beacon for those who seek not just a portrait, but a piece of art that speaks to the depths of personality and the heights of artistic achievement. With their unparalleled expertise, personalised approach, diverse stylistic offerings, unwavering commitment to quality, and dedication to creating legacies, The Portrait Agency offers a gateway to a world where art and individuality converge in the most exquisite of portraits.

Leave It To Us

Once you have picked the perfect artist and you’re ready to go ahead, we take a 50% deposit and book in the time with the artist. We’ll regularly communicate with them on your behalf to ensure the brief is understood and you get exactly what you are hoping for. You can contact us with any questions that may come up- we are here for you throughout the entire process.

We will keep you updated throughout this exciting journey and share images and/or videos of the paintings progress.

Enjoy Your New Portrait

Once the artist has completed the painting we will send you a final image of their hard work. We’re confident you will love it and can’t wait to hear your thoughts! If however you do have any concerns or feel any amendments need to be made then just let us know.

At this stage we will take the remaining balance 50% and arrange shipping. This will differ based on your location and the cost will be added to your invoice.

Once the portrait arrives in it’s new home we would love to see a photo!

We know that this is an incredibly special piece and hope it will bring you many, many years of enjoyment.


Our artists can work from photographs to create your masterpiece portrait. We typically require a high resolution image which is well lit and sharp in detail. We may also request additional images as reference to ensure an accurate likeness is captured. However, we have been able to achieve incredible results with very old and low quality photographs too, so send us your enquiry today and we can discuss an array of options!


With over 30 years of experience in the Art Industry, we are confident that we can offer an unriveled level of service throughout the entire process of having your portrait created. We are happy to answer any questions that you might have and give you total assurance that the end result with surpass your expectations.