Commissions

A guide to the commissioning process
A painting can be entirely from life over a series of sittings or worked up from my photographs. Either way, I like to work with and talk to people to ensure the portrait is the best representation I can create.

Below are some comments and observations from people I have painted and worked with. It offers an insight into how I work and what you might expect from the process.

My studio is in Corsham, Wiltshire but I often travel to clients. I can work with the sitter to identify the best location and lighting or use my experience as expedition artist to the Five Deeps Expedition to work flexibly in a given location.

Prices will vary depending on the requirements of each commission. As a guide, a small 18 x 24cm canvas might be £180 and an oversized canvas of 100 x 80cm could be £3,500. I am always keen to hear of new projects and ideas and I can quote quickly once we have established size and subject. To discuss a project please email me: info@alexandragould.co.uk or call on 07775 615020.


'Having a portrait painted is a slow and considered process and the finished piece of art is something that will surely be treasured for generations.'
'Alex has captured so much more …it’s realistic and truthful but with her talent she has injected character, personality and emotion.’ Suzanne Reed, 2017

‘I wanted a point in time transfixed and totally original that becomes part of the family heritage and hopefully is greatly valued and cherished by the descendants of the Fox family.’ Stephen Fox, 2017

‘I loved to hear how you have an initial idea but until you meet the person/people you don't confirm any ideas about the portrait. I love how to form your portrait it was just as much about inside the person and personality as it is about the outside.’ Amy Fox, 2017

I understand Alex works solely on one piece of work at a time which is evident in the subtleties of the expressions, the gaze, the tiny details she presents in the portrait, we were clearly playing on her mind. Alex's confidence in herself as an artist was very important in giving me confidence that she would create something we would all treasure.’ Lucy Fox, 2017

‘I would definitely recommend sitting for a portrait. It is informative and worthwhile. My personal experience was lots of fun and something that I will always remember.’ Hannah Marshall, 2017