Arranging a commission couldn’t be simpler:

Below you can find information on prices, time scale and required references,

After reading this information please use the commission request form to contact me. Once received I will reply with a no-obligation quote for you to read at your leisure.

You will then have 28 days from the date of the quote in which to book your commission.  A 25% non-refundable deposit will be required for work to commence. If you choose to cancel before work has begun I will refund you in full.

Your portrait will then be created.  If requested, email updates can be forwarded to you as your painting progresses.

Upon completion I will contact you for the balance which will need to be paid in full either prior to collection/delivery or upon collection/delivery of your commission.

How much will it cost:

  • 12″ x 16″
  • £525
  • One subject, no background
  • +£95 for additional subject
  • Unframed Pastel Painting
  • 12″ x 16″
  • £550
  • One subject, partial background
  • +£95 for additional subject
  • Unframed Pastel Painting
  • 12″ x 16″
  • £575
  • One subject, bokeh backround
  • +£95 for additional subject
  • Unframed Pastel Painting
  • 12″ x 16″
  • £625
  • One subject, semi-detailed background
  • +£95 for additional subject
  • Unframed Pastel Painting
  • 20″ x 20″
  • Starting at £675
  • One subject, simple background
  • +£125 for additional subject
  • Unframed Pastel Painting

The commission price is determined by the size and number of subjects in the painting, plus the medium required.

For a no-obligation quote, or if you would like to know the price using a different medium i.e. watercolour, acrylic, oils etc, or a different size then please ask in the ‘commission requirements’ form below.

Payments can be made via PayPal, direct bank transfer or sterling.

How long will it take:

This is a question whose answer will vary depending on when it is asked, as commissions are slotted into my regular work schedule. Under normal circumstances I aim to complete each commission within two calendar months. Should my workload be busier than normal, then allowing a few more weeks for the completion of a painting would need to be taken into account.

Please feel free to contact me to see if a time schedule of ‘sooner rather than later’ is possible for your painting.

Notes on photographing your subject:

If you already have photographs you would like me to use then these need to be in focus and a true likeness of the subject’s colouration (and where wildlife is concerned the photographs need to be free from copyright).

For multiple subjects it is always best to provide a photograph of the subjects together where possible for size comparison.

Good quality reference photographs will always help me to achieve a high level of realism in my paintings.

Dependent upon distance I can always arrange to take the photographs for you.

‘Aysha’ commissioned by Chris Packham CBE

‘…Charlotte (Chris’ partner) was delighted with this fabulous portrait of her friend – testament to Kerry’s remarkable skills…’ If you’d like to read Chris’ full review/recommendation:

‘Waise’ commissioned by Rosemary Conley CBE.DL

“I cannot believe the level of detail that you can see in this amazing portrait of our dog, Waise! Everyone who sees it initially thinks it’s a photograph! It’s truly an amazing work of art.

Thank you, Kerry!”


All publishing, reproduction (whether full or derivative) of all artworks and photographic reference when supplied remain the copyright of Kerry Newell and therefore can be used by Kerry Newell for promotional purposes such as advertising and the selling of prints etc.

Interested in commissioning a painting?