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Toni Cogdell - Commission a portrait
 
Toni Cogdell

"The completion of a successful portrait for me is the moment the client feels recognition with it, and ultimately wants to take it home and make it theirs." Toni Cogdell.

Toni Cogdell's portrait paintings beautifully capture those intangible moments of human reflection. The experience of being abandoned in our own thoughts and emotions, however fleeting, is one that we are all familiar with. Cogdell's paintings powerfully reflect how that moment of absorption manifests itself in our physical and bodily appearance and in doing so allows the viewer an ephemeral glimpse into the human soul.

"There is something about portraying someone, re-presenting them through my eyes that makes it a challenge and a pleasure… I love to reveal that little bit extra, that elusive quality of spirit - probably a mixture of the sitter's and my own."

After graduating in 2002, Toni has undertaken many portrait commissions. Working directly from photographs her adaptability and talent for capturing the essence of her sitter extends to celebrity, children's and group portraiture. She is also happy to undertake animal portrait commissions.

Preferring to work from photographs, Toni is happy to work from three or more photographs which have been provided by the client. She is also happy to take the photographs on your behalf. If you don't wish to provide your own photographs, Toni will need a one hour sitting. She can either visit you at your home or office or is happy for you to visit her at her studio in Bristol. Cogdell will then confirm the final composition with the commissioner before beginning the artwork.

Toni Cogdell works in oil on canvas and linen, in graphite pencil on paper, coloured pencil on paper, and charcoal on paper. She is happy to work on any scale as agreed by you. For a rough guide to the cost of her work please refer to the table below.

For a portrait in graphite pencil on paper measuring 40cm by 50cm prices start at £170 and would take approximately one week to complete.

For a portrait in coloured pencil measuring 40cm by 50cm prices start at around £340, and would take approximately three weeks to complete.

For a portrait in oil on canvas measuring 40cm by 50cm, prices start at £424, and would take approximately four weeks to complete.

For a portrait in oil on canvas measuring 100cm by 70 cm, prices start at £1180 and would take approximately eight weeks to complete.

For a portrait in oil on canvas measuring 150cm by 95cm, prices start at £1500, and again would take approximately eight weeks to complete.

Please be advised that the above information is only to give you a general idea of her prices and sizes. Toni Cogdell is a flexible portrait painter who is happy to adapt to your needs, budget and requirements.

Cogdell has works in private collections in the UK and regularly exhibits across the South of England.
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