Commission a Portrait or Painting

Portrait painting of Katie & Kenny



Don Milner is a professional portrait artist and painter and is offering discerning clients an opportunity to commission a personalized portrait or special painting to a size and genre required.

(View Don Milner’s Portrait and Painting Pages to see examples of his work)




Contact the artist if you wish to commission a portrait or painting by Don Milner and he will be happy to answer and address any queries you may have about his work, a portrait or any commission painting you envisage. Don can work from either photographs and/or life and is happy to discuss both. He can arrange a convenient time for a photo session or live sitting at a location and time to suit you. The photo shoot may take 2 - 3 hours, during which Don will take the opportunity to get to know you, your ideas and expectations for the painting. The photographs taken will be edited and a final selection made in consultation with you. Every aspect of the portrait or painting will be discussed and a suitable timetable will be established.

Commission costs

All travel expenses incurred by Don for the photo session are the clients responsibility and are not refundable.

A deposit of 50% of the agreed price for the commissioned painting is due when you decide to go ahead with the portrait or painting. Payment is to be made to the artist using funds transfer, cash, credit card or cheque. The balance is due on delivery of the completed work.

Things to consider before contacting the artist. Some of the basics:


Oil on canvas or pastel on colourfix board.


Please see table below for an guide to sizes and prices based on appropriate neutral backgrounds.


Head and shoulder only, half, three quarter or full length of the person. For additional figures, prices would be multiplied by the total number of subjects included.

You should also consider such details as the background, will you be indoors or outside somewhere? Also think about any special needs, the clothes or costume you’re going to wear? Have you got a particular activity you want to act out that is typical for you and will be shown in the painting? You can discuss these matters with Don during the consultation and/or photo session. Fees can vary for specific requested backgrounds, complex clothing and additional figures.


Commissioning Don to create your special painting is a great option and will get you exactly what you have been looking for in the genre and size to suit your needs. Please contact Don Milner to discuss your special painting and he will be happy to forward information and arrange a quotation for you.


45 cm x 68 cm Head & Shoulders Pastel on Colourfix $ 1,200
45 cm x 68 cm Head & Shoulders Oil on Canvas $ 1,500
63 cm x 72 cm Head & Shoulders Pastel on Colourfix $ 1,800
63 cm x 72 cm Head & Shoulders Oil on Canvas $ 2,400
90 cm x 72 cm Half Figure Oil on Canvas $ 2,900
Appropriate Size Three Quarter Figure Oil on Canvas $ 4,500
Appropriate Size Full Length Figure Oil on Canvas $ 6,000

** All the above prices are a general guide and indication only. A final quotation will be given after discussion of your individual requirements and final agreement is established by both parties.

** Please Note: (The quotation does not include artist’s travelling, framing or shipping expenses)

** All commission paintings are welcome: (Get exactly the painting, subject and size you require)

** Portrait prices above are based on appropriate neutral backgrounds. (Detailed interior or exterior backgrounds, will cost extra)

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