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Simon Butler - Commission a portrait
Simon Butler

Artist Simon Butler believes that a good portrait should capture the personality and character of the subject in a special moment in time. Specialising in oil on canvas, his realistic approach has been appreciated by many, including his contemporaries.

Simon says he is a perfectionist and most happy when painting. He has been painting portraits since 1988, and he has received commissions for his paintings from all over the world. Over the years, Simon's portrait subjects have included both people and animals.

Simon prefers to work from photographs of the client that he has taken himself, but he will also accept good quality photos from the client. He will also travel to the client's home to photograph them, even if they live abroad, and this will reflect in the price of the portrait. If the client supplies the photographs, they should submit two or three good quality images showing close-ups of their face.

Prices start at £980 for a portrait measuring 40cm by 50cm up to £1320 for a portrait measuring 60m by 90m. The prices will increase if Simon has to travel to the client's home in order to take the photographs, but he is more than happy to do so! Paintings take around eight weeks to complete.

Anna, Oil portrait !
Recent Two Girl Portrait (painted from a photograph)