If you are interested in a commission from me then please use the contact page for your details or phone or e mail me. I will then phone you to discuss your requirements and give advice. I will send you a quote based on our conversation. Further phone calls and e mails will allow me to obtain good digital photos to work from. (However, if you prefer to send a photo/photos that you already have then that is fine). Once we have agreed on exactly what finished product you want and price I will require a 30% deposit before I begin work which usually takes about 6 weeks to complete.
I will phone or e mail you on my progress and, once finished, I will e mail you a low-resolution photo for your approval. At this stage minor adjustments to the portrait are possible in order for you to be 100% satisfied with the product. (Please note that major adjustments are always made in the initial phone consultations before work starts). On receipt of the remaining balance I will package the portrait in a presentation box with a wax seal that includes a Swarovski ® crystal. The USB stick with the image of the portrait will be included in the box as will a Certificate of Provenance. This presentation box will be packaged carefully and securely in a further box delivered by courier. It will need to be signed for on receipt.
Once you have filled out the form I will call you, at your desired time, to talk about the commission and get as much information from you as possible. This will also give you a chance to ask me any questions. You can phone or email if preferred.
Next i will need photos either by email or post. If more than one photo is sent please indicate which you would prefer to be drawn. I will discuss further with you about the photos and the commission.
A 30% deposited is required before starting the drawing.
Once the deposit is received I can give a start date. It can take 4-6 weeks from start to finish. I will keep you updated during this time.
Once I have finished the drawing I will send you a low resolution image for you to approve. This is also your chance to make minor changes if necessary. Any major changes may be charged.
Next, I will then require the remaining balance. Once this is received I will send you the drawing, beautifully presented and packaged, by courier. I will inform you when it is dispatched. A signature is required.
Lastly, enjoy your beautiful drawing.
Last Christmas I asked Helen, at very short notice, to draw a picture to cheer up a friend in hospital. Within a couple of days I had a beautiful, very detailed coloured sketch of a cat.
I would be very pleased to recommend Helen Vidler, not only is she a very talented artist, but she is very professional in her attention to details and patient with unusual requests.
I asked Helen to draw a picture of my three family dogs, all from photographs. The end result is a beautifully detailed and precise portrait that hangs pride-of-place in our home. Helen is not only a very talented artist, but very patient and understanding individual, who provides a wonderfully personal and bespoke service. I would strongly recommend Helen Vidler
Our portrait arrived promptly with the courier and was securely packaged. The boxes that the portrait and the USB came in felt very professional and the way it was packaged made it more of an event opening it all up. We really liked the added touches of the seal stamps and we were impressed that you had chosen such a high quality USB stick that is definitely designed to last. (we’ve had photos on a USB stick from a professional company before that was poor quality and broke within a few days – we luckily had already managed to copy the photos off it!) We absolutely love the portrait – it really captures typical Rosie in a very natural pose. I now have to decide on a frame to do it justice! Thank you so much for this drawing that we can treasure in the years to come.