commissions and pet portraits

"As always Paul totally impresses with his pallette and forms, combining exciting and lively shapes and drafting with hues and shades speaking of peace, tranquillity and beauty. I cannot fault his works. In addition he is totally approachable, friendly, and

has no hint of the diva about him. If I had more walls I would have more of his works."

Mr B, Liverpool

"I offer a friendly and personal service to give you a lasting piece of art to treasure"

Your favourite pet immortalised in a beautiful and sensitive portrait in oils, acrylic or watercolour by Paul Zawadzki will be treasured for many years to come

As a rough guide, commissions of pet portraits will usually be painted in oils, acrylic or watercolour at a basic size of approx 12 X 16 in (40 X 30 cm) on canvas board, canvas stretcher or watercolour paper, unmounted and supplied unframed, please discuss this with me as I am happy to produce work to your specifications or frame as required.


Please discuss your requirements with me


Price and delivery depends on medium and subject - please contact me for more details and an honest discussion, work will be posted upon receipt of payment or by prior agreement.


If you are collecting the painting directly from my studio, I can work in any size and framed as required - again, please discuss this with me.


Supply of original reference material


I am happy to work from your photographs - for pet portraits I suggest a variety of views including some close up details and a good pose that  I can use as a working guide for the finished piece. I am also happy to give you regular updates on the progress of your piece if required.


Postage and shipping


Artwork will be dispatched to you in a stout bespoke cardboard box or similar packaging, depending on size and weight of the piece, and despatched as soon as possible on completion of the piece. Postage and packing will be added to the price as per prior agreement and discussion.


Remember: oil paintings take a while to dry and varnish so allow more time before these can be despatched.


Postage within the UK will be FROM £5 on a rising scale - discuss options with me. Shipping costs for destinations outside the UK will be extra but will be as low as possible, price on application.


Artwork pricing


A brief guide to prices of original artbear art


As a rough guide the prices of my art reflect the proportionate size/compexity of the piece and the medium (oil, acrylic or watercolour)


For example, my work ranges in size from minature canvasses on small easels, to hanging pieces measuring 1.20m or so, some have been created with a complex and time consuming process of layering etc., while others have reached an easier conclusion.


I do believe my prices are very competative and I am known for giving good customer service, and my buyers have always been most appreciative of their puchase - I regard my customers as art-loving friends!


The table below may shed some light on what to expect to pay for an original Paul Zawadzki painting. Please note THIS IS A ROUGH GUIDE ONLY and based on an average square oil on canvas - the final price will be the result of amicable discussion and agreement by both parties.


  tiny + easel small medium 1 medium 2 large oversize
approx size of unframed canvas less than 10cm up to 20cm

up to


up to 50cm up to 70cm 1m & over
approx £ guide £20 minimum £20 - £50 £50 - £100 £100 - £200 £200 - £350

£350 -

£500 plus

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