The relationships we have with our animals is very special and commissioning a portrait of them, is truly a gorgeous tribute to that relationship. I sincerely look forward to creating your portrait, I feel it's a great responsibility. 

Commissioning Process

At this early stage I would very much appreciate seeing your photos, that you'd like me to paint from. This will allow me to determine whether your photos are good enough quality to paint from. You can either email them or pop them in the post to me. ( I will look after your photos & return them once I have finished your commission )

Please contact me for my postal address.

After I have confirmed your photos are good to use, we can discuss the details of your portrait, for example, your background requirements, completion date and any additional fine art giclée prints that may be needed, for family members, presents etc.

Once we have organised the details, I can then give you the cost for your commission. I will require a 50%  deposit, which you can pay via cash/cheque/paypal/direct bank transfer. Please let me know how you'd prefer to pay and I can forward the relevant information.


I will start your portrait once I have received the deposit as cleared funds. Depending on my schedule I will endeavour to get an email to you within a week. This is so you can see the progress of your portrait and make any changes you feel are needed at this stage.

Once I have finished your painting, I will email you a lo-res file for approval. At this stage I can make any tweaks you feel are needed. 

Then once you are happy, I will require the remainder of the fee, plus any delivery charges. If you would prefer me to deliver your portrait, I can do this for a pre-arranged fee.

I look forward very much to hearing from you and painting your commission, 

Cheers Phil Cook

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