Ref:
Date:
Location:
Photographer:

FAQs

CAN YOU WORK FROM MORE THAN ONE PHOTO?
Yes, this would be very helpful.

CAN YOU WORK FROM BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS?
Yes, for a black and white finish; or your picture can be turned to colour (with some background information) for an additional charge.

WILL YOU RETURN MY PHOTOS IF POSTED
Yes

WHAT SIZE CAN THE PORTRAIT BE?
The standard pet sizes are 8x8" or 6x6" but if you have a preferred size please ask.
Popular sizes for oil/acrylic people portraits are 19x15" and 23x19"

CAN I CHOOSE A BACKGROUND?
Blank is standard but any background can be added for a small additional charge.

HOW LONG DOES A PORTRAIT TAKE?
Approximately two weeks for standard pet portraits but this varies depending on demand.
Acrylic/oil people portraits require much longer and approximately 6 weeks should be allowed.
We never want to disappoint so please ask what is possible.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
Lowen Art is based near Falmouth, Cornwall, England. We welcome international commissions.

DO I HAVE TO PAY A DEPOSIT
Yes please, you will need to pay a £50, non refundable deposit for standard pet portraits
A predetermined deposit on oils and acrylic will be approximately 25% of the total cost and also is non refundable

WHERE DO YOU DELIVER TO?
Worldwide, however overseas postage costs may vary.
Thrush Bird image
GIFT VOUCHERS

A voucher for a pet portrait can be a wonderful gift and perfect for a special event. Vouchers are valid for 18 months from date of purchase.

INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

Lowen Art has received and welcomes commissions from around the world.
HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR PET
  • To bring out the best in your pet it is ideal for the artist to see as many photos as possible.
  • Try to look across rather than down at your pet. The picture should be in focus not blurred. Natural light is best so take the picture outside if possible. Have the sun behind you or at least to your side rather than behind your pet.
  • Do not have your pet looking directly into the sun or they will squint. A friend can be of great help by keeping your pet's attention; try holding a snack to hold their gaze.
  • No photo is worth disgarding until you have checked with the artist.
The photo below was supplied by a customer and Jenny created the portrait from it so don't feel you have to be a wizard with the camera, just a clear pic will be fine. Alternatively, Jenny will happily photograph your pet as a reference for the portrait for just her transport costs of £1 per mile from postcode TR11 5EP (UK only).
image how to photo pet