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Beautiful portraits and bespoke creations

I am pleased to be able to offer a limited number of commissions each month.

Contact me for a no-fuss, no-obligation chat about the process, the availability and the costs.


Coloured Pencil Originals

All prices shown are just for guidance. A full quotation will be given after more detailed discussion of your requirements.


Sizes relate to the paper. The actual drawing will be smaller within these measurements.



5 x 7 " / 6 x 6 square / A5

One subject 



8 x 10 " /  8 x 8 square 

One subject 



9 x 12 " / 10 x 10 square / A4

One subject 

Two subjects




12 X 16 " / 12 x 12 square / A3

One subject 

Two subjects

Three subjects





16 X 20 " / 16 X 16 square

One subject 

Two subjects

+£200 per additional subject



Full Commission services

From pets and other animals, to portraits, wedding venues and beautiful bridal bouquets.

All created by hand in realistic detail with coloured pencils.

Please review my gallery of artwork for more examples of my work.


For most commissions I will work from your photographs. Here are a few important things that I need to be able to work from a photo.

  • LIGHT- ensure the subject is well-lit, preferably with natural daylight. A good test is in the eyes; can you see their colour? Do they have a reflection?  If not, its likely too dark.

  • POSE - The subject must be large in the frame or it will pixelate when I zoom in. An unusual angle, or interesting expression will make for a unique portrait. Pick one that suits their character.

  • QUALITY - Your photo MUST be in focus and taken with a decent camera. Modern mobile phones are usually fine. Clean the lens before taking a phone photo, it makes a big difference.

  • DOWNLOADS - don't download a photo from social media sites as they squash the original file size and I cant zoom in for details. Better to find the original if you still have it.

  • COPYRIGHT - Only send photos you have taken yourself, unless you get permission from the photographer to use them.

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Please read this before booking

  • You have looked at my gallery, or my previous work and understand that the style and quality of your artwork will be similar.

  • You agree to pay 50% of the artwork costs at the time of booking.

  • You understand that changing the details agreed for your commission may result in additional work and costs which you must pay for.

  • You agree to pay the balance of the cost before I begin work, and within 7 days of request.

  • You understand that the unless specified, the quotation does not include framing.

  • All rights to the produced artwork belong to me and do not transfer upon payment. You may not reproduce the artwork for any purpose without written permission from me. 

  • I maintain the right to use any photographs of the artwork or its creation for marketing purposes.

  • Your details will be retained for future monitoring purposes solely related to Helen Carter Artist. (you can opt out). 

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