If you are looking to give a cat portrait as a gift and time is running out to arrange the portrait, our gift a portrait service might be perfect for you. You might find that you are unable to get hold of suitable photos of the cat without ruining the surprise - or you might want to let the recipient decide what kind of portrait they might like. There is so much choose and its a very personal and unique gift. Allowing the recipient to have full control is often the best way.
Nicholas and myself work to a schedule all year around and we work on a first come first served basis. Our artwork takes a long time to create, portraits can take between 1 to 3 weeks to paint or draw, so it doesn’t take long for our commission list to fill up months in advance.
So with this in mind, we have devised our unique Gift a Portrait service so that our cat portraits clients can send us a couple of photos of their cat as a start, place a deposit and save a space in our client list.
We then create an image for you via email similar to the one of Mozart below. You can either print his out and pop it in your own greetings card - or you can show the recipient on a computer, mobile or tablet. You can then show them a photo or a holding image of their cat in our commissions list.
If you have managed to get hold of really good quality photos which you feel would work for a portrait, we can create a mock up for you. If the recipient wish to change the chosen photo and provide us with their own favourite, we can create another design for them once the surprise as been given.
Also another benefit of our Gift A Portrait service is that the recipient and the entire family can watch their cat painting develop on our 'On The Easel Blog'. We take photos of the oil paintings during the process, along with video too and post them for everyone to see. When surprise paintings are commissions, completed and presented to the recipient on their special day, they miss out on this part of the process. If you haven’t already visited, take a look at our blog to see what we are painting or drawing today. You can also read news from our studio too! On The Easel »
If you feel ready to order your cat portrait and would like us to create a bespoke image for you similar to the image above for your special date, please email us from our cat portraits contact page and we can make all of the arrangements for you.
If you are unable to provide us with perfect photos for the commission, email us what you have and we will use them as a starting point. We can arrange the finer details with the recipient when they receive the surprise on their special day.
Once we have received your photos and chatted to you about your requirements, we ask for a £200 deposit for the pencil drawings and £500 for the oil paintings. We will send a link via email to make payment using Worldpay, our payment provider. We accept most major debit or credit cards and can accept bank transfers and set up instalments too.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. We are very much looking forward to working with you and seeing photos of your cats soon!