**Please be aware that a lengthy waiting list applies**
Thank you for showing an interest in booking a commission. Due to high demand my waiting list is approximately 4 years long.
I run a two waiting list system for commissions.
My “secure list” is maintained at 6 months long, it is booked via an online form with all the information about your commission and contact details and confirmed with a 20% deposit. Once you are booked onto this waiting list the price scale for your commission will not change.
The second waiting list is a Mail Chimp sign up list. This is a no commitment list which you can sign up to with your name, email and phone number. I will be contacting people from this list (in order of registration) 6 months prior to when their commission will be completed in order to book them onto my secure list. At the point of contact you will be asked if you would like to proceed with the commission, and if so, asked to complete a booking form, pay a 20% deposit and photographs will then be arranged. Currently my Mail Chimp sign up list has 122 people which I estimate to be approximately 3.5 years worth of work.
Please be aware that due to the time-scales involved my prices may have increased before you are booked onto my secure list. My current prices are shown below. However, when registering onto the Mail Chimp list, you are under no obligation to complete your commission order.
In exceptional circumstances, photographs can be arranged in advance of confirmed bookings when an animal is likely to pass away or be otherwise unavailable before this point, please do contact me if this is the case.
Many thanks for your interest in Bex Arts and I hope to speak to you in the future!
Prices for commission drawings are dependent on a number of factors including the complexity of the subject, whether a background or additional items within the image are required, the number of subjects in the drawing, it’s size and the media used (drawings in colour including coloured pencil for A4 or smaller or pastel for A3 or larger are subject to 25% additional fee due to the increased time this takes). For a more detailed quote please contact Becky.
*Becky offers a free mini photo-shoot with all her packages. Having the correct photograph is essential to producing the best quality work so, wherever possible, she prefers to work from her own photographs. There is no charge for photo-shoots within a 10 mile radius of Winslow, Bucks, UK. Outside of this area a supplementary fee is due to cover travel and additional time costs however, you are welcome to visit Becky for a photo shoot, she has a range of locations available for most situations. Please contact Becky to discuss this option further.
The above sizes relate to paper size used. Actual drawing size may vary depending on the picture format required.
Gift certificates for drawings and private tuition are available.
A 20% deposit on the drawing cost (excluding postage & framing) is required prior to starting the drawing in order to book a place in Becky’s waiting list. Reference photographs being provided by the client must be supplied at least 1 month prior to estimated commission date. Please check with artist or visit Becky’s waiting list page for current lead time.
Becky works with an excellent local framer who can provide hand made custom frames. Prices quoted are for solid ash, hand cut and lime waxed for a natural look, blue/grey or stained black for more contrast with a double mount and a choice of standard or Clarity glass (shown below). Other choices of mouldings and mounts are available on request.
Framing and mounting is done to archival standards and is fully sealed. Clarity glass provides 75% UV protection and is also anti-reflective providing a higher quality of finish. A 99% UV protection glass is also available on request.
You are not obliged to use Becky’s recommended framer however she does strongly advise against taking charcoal drawings unframed. The work is often very large and the paper can be easily creased. The charcoal in the drawing is very delicate and the surface of the drawing should not be touched or covered with any material as, even when lightly fixed, it is possible to smudge the charcoal. If you would like to use a different framer please advise Becky on booking so that a care leaflet for the work can be provided or contact can be made with them directly. If you would like to provide your own mount and frame for the piece she would be very happy to put the drawing in for you free of charge.
Please note framing is not included in the invoiced amount from the artist and should dealt with directly by the framer. If using the artists framer the he can be contacted directly on: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 01296 712689. Framing costs are due prior to collection/delivery of the artwork.
Postage & Packing
Free postage applies to unframed work to locations within the European Union. World-wide postage is available on request.
UK postage service: Royal Mail Special Delivery (next day, tracked, signed for, £500 insurance)
Europe/World postage service: Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed (tracked, signed for, £250 insurance)
Charcoal is a very delicate medium and any transportation comes with a risk of smudging. Should you choose an unframed option we highly recommend you arrange for framing as soon as you receive the drawing and do not try to unpack/repack the drawing at home prior to framing as this will increase the risk of damage, smudging and creasing.
Delivery of framed drawings is available on request, and will be sent via a specialist courier quote based on your own specifications. Please contact Becky for a quote.