I'm at the halfway mark of life, covered in paint and loving every minute of it!
Thinking of a gift?
Nothing better than an original piece of art.
I work from photographs in acrylic and oil.
I’m easy to work with and affordable.
I’m a people person. I am open, accessible and look forward to working with you!
Please feel free to email me on my Etsy page or at gwilsontuck [!at] gmail.com
To see more of my work, visit my website at www.gwilsontuck.com
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Painting and loving life.
Please send me one or more photos of your subject, either a high resolution JPG image by email to Etsy or gwilsontuck [!at] gmail.com or photographs by snail mail (contact me for address). Photos will be returned with the finished portrait. If sending multiple photos, make sure you indicate which photo is your choice for the portrait.
The detail and accuracy of the drawing/painting will be highly dependent upon the quality of your photo(s). High quality photos give better results. They should be clear and focused. Generally, the higher the resolution and file size the better.
Flash photos take away shadows needed for a realistic pencil sketch. Avoid photos that are too light or washed out.
Accepted payment methods
Portraits will not be started until a $75.00 non-refundable fee (this does not apply to ornaments) is sent to PayPal. This fee covers my time while creating a pre-sketch of your image. I will send you a scanned image of the pre-sketch, at which time you can make reasonable changes and accept or reject the painting/drawing. If at that time you are satisfied, I will proceed and the $75.00 will be applied to the total amount due. The remainder of your balance must be paid through PayPal before you will receive your finished portrait.
Once the photo and details have been agreed upon, I will give you a price quote for the artwork. Shipping and handling and insurance will be quoted separately.
Because custom or commissioned portraits are approved by the buyer prior to purchase, these may NOT be returned.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for drawings/paintings to be completed. Ornaments can be completed in 2-3 weeks. This time frame is dependent upon my current commission caseload.
For buyers who wish to pay with a credit card but do not have a PayPal account, you can still use PayPal! Click on PayPal at checkout and click the “I do not have a PayPal account” and follow the instructions from there. You will not be required to set up an account to complete the transaction.
Click on the link below if you need help checking out through PayPal.
All portraits will come to you in a cardboard flat carton with a dust cover on drawings. Drawings are not sprayed, so beware when unpacking as to not smear the graphite! All ornaments will come in their own individual box inside a cardboard carton.
Once you determine a size and medium, I will give you a quote on these charges.