Terms and Conditions

In order to achieve the best likeness from the photographs received the client/s (you) are asked to provide the following information:

  • A photograph of the subject/s as you would like them depicted. Additional photos are helpful but not essential. The photo/s should be of the highest quality setting and ideally taken in daylight as flash reduces detail. They can be sent by email, or post.

  • The size required bearing in mind that the size chosen does not include a frame and the more subjects featured, the smaller they will be depicted in order to fit them onto the ground (canvas/board/paper). Therefore an A4 canvas (25x30cm) will only be used for a single subject portrait.

  • The medium required- I work primarily in acrylic but also use gouache, conte crayon, pastel and mixed media.

  • The background- Detailed backgrounds may incur an additional fee of up to 20%.

On receipt of this information I will discuss with you the composition and details you would or would not like to be depicted. A timescale for the portrait will be discussed. These details will be confirmed by me in writing/email with a Confirmation of Order for your agreement. This will form the basis for the commission and fee.

The client is then asked to pay a non-returnable deposit of 50%.

When the artwork is completed to my satisfaction a photo will be emailed/ posted to the client for approval. The client may ask for final adjustments if necessary. If you are not satisfied with the end product there is no obligation to buy. Hopefully you will be very happy, in which case the final balance plus postage and packaging should be paid.

On clearance of the payment the finished piece will be posted to you and any original photographs returned. Alternatively, if you live in the South of England and would like to pick it up from me, arrangements can be made.

I usually send portraits unframed so that the client can make their own choice at a picture framers with the finished work to hand. However, if framing is required before supply I can advise and arrange for this using a local framer. Quotes can be obtained and this sum with additional postage and packing would be added to the final balance.



The small print….

Copyright rests with the artist, unless specifically agreed in writing before the commission is started. Images of the portrait will be used on the website and other media to promote the artist’s work unless specifically requested otherwise.

Payment of the deposit is an acceptance of Iain White’s terms and conditions and the requirements set out in the confirmation of order.

Every effort will be made to reach a required deadline but delays may occur through no fault of the artist and no liability is accepted for not reaching a deadline.

No VAT is payable on fees

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