A quick note for anyone visiting my website from today onwards is that my new website is now live.
I've had to quickly rebuild the whole site from top to bottom after my previous website platform crashed for reasons beyond my control. I've used it as an opportunity to rebuild it in a better format and it's now online again. It also has a direct option to buy a custom portraits in my online shop, but I still accept the normal method of placing orders by email or phone.
Please bear with me if everything is not perfect at this early stage, or send me an email if you have a question.
After almost a full year of not adding any updates to my portfolio or blog-pages, I hope the new format will allow me to be to be more active with posting new work. If you spot anything that you think needs improving or is missing then I welcome and feedback.
Many thanks for visiting.
I've improved my packing method to prepare my portraits for posting. Protecting the portrait has always been a priority but I realise from customer feedback that being able to easily check the portrait when it arrives and then insert it back into its protective envelope is also an important factor. Up to now I had always wrapped each portrait in protective brown packing paper placed on a stiff 2mm thick board to prevent accidental damage in the post. New for 2013 for all portraits up to A3 size are clear cellophane display envelopes which help protect the portrait during transport but also double as a convenient display or presentation option when the portrait arrives with the customer.
Each portrait is laid onto a stiff 2mm cardboard panel to help prevent accidental bending.
The portrait is then slid inside the protective clear cellophane envelope, ensuring the portrait faces away from the resealable sticky flap to prevent accidental sticking to the portrait surface.
The portrait can easily be viewed and shown to friends or family without risking dirty fingerprints or accidental damage while inside the cellophane display envelope.
The portrait is sent in a full cardboard envelope.
The portrait is finally sealed and posted.
The customer can then simply tear open the perforated flap to open the envelope and easily re-close it after checking the portrait.
My first set of wildlife prints are now available for purchase online. I've chosen to use Fine Art America because they offer a great range of print options including framing. Prints will be shipped from the USA which is ideal for buying from the US, and European customers can expect delivery times of only 10 days. I'll be integrating this store into my own website here in the coming days but in the meantime maybe take a quick look at the wildlife prints currently available here
For local customers I'll soon be opening a store targeted specifically at European buyers. I'll be posting updates of that first on my Facebook page here: