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Horse Portrait Artists- How to Commission a Portrait of Your Horse

A horse portrait in Pastels
How to Commission a Portrait of Your Horse- Horse Portrait Artist UK

If you have ever thought about getting a piece of artwork created to remember your horse by, you might be wondering about the process of commissioning an equestrian pet portrait. It is not something that you will do every day, and if you are not familiar with the process, it may be a little intimidating. I have pages on the specific process of commissioning a portrait with me, however, I thought it would be useful to give you a little information on the general process, from finding horse portrait artists, to how the commissioning process works. This will be applicable for whoever you decide to commission a portrait of your horse from. Carry on reading to find out more on how to commission a portrait of your horse and how to find the perfect horse portrait artist.

Step 1: Your Horse Portrait-The Brief

There are a few things to consider when thinking about your brief. You need to think about cost, how much are you wanting to spend on a portrait. Different things will affect the price of a portrait, from size, subject, medium and completion date. Remember that any artist will want to earn a reasonable price for creating something that takes a lot of time, skill and expensive materials (some of the pastels I use cost £8 each(!)).