10% of all commissions will be donated annually to a chosen charity.

Meet Coralie

Based in the beautiful county of Cumbria in the north of England, Coralie lives with her husband, two sons and two cats. When not busy looking after her two energetic boys, Coralie works part-time at a local law firm as a legal assistant. She fits in drawing when she can, mostly on an evening after the kids have gone to bed.

Coralie enjoys sharing behind-the-scenes and work-in-progress content  for her Instagram page and in her Newsletter. She also creates relaxed educational videos for her YouTube channel and will soon be adding new posts to her blog on the Journal page.

The Commission Journey

Learn more about how to commission a portrait below.

Head to the Contact page to complete the simple form or email Coralie directly at hello@coraliemartlewportraits.com. You can also send a direct message on Instagram if you follow her there.

Below is a list of information to provide at the start of your commission.

  1. Type of portrait (pet or person)
  2. Size of portrait (A5, A4 or A3)
  3. Name of subject (and age if a baby/child portrait)
  4. Is there a deadline
  5. Is the portrait going directly to you or as a gift to another and, if it is a gift, do you want a personal message included (for no extra cost)
  6. Billing address and delivery address
  7. You will need to provide a high quality photograph(s) of the subject(s) with a close-up of the face and in good (but not overly bright) lighting. Coralie will be sharing her advice on taking the perfect portrait photograph in a Journal entry soon.

Commission prices are based on type and size of the portrait, as well as number of subjects. Standard prices are listed in the table below these FAQs; Coralie is happy to consider variations of these and will provide a price on request.

All commissions require a 50% deposit from the outset which can be paid by bank transfer or PayPal link. The final payment is made after the portrait is finished and approved by you.

Delivery costs are charged and payable at the end of a commission depending on the postage required. The standard price for UK mainland delivery is currently £3.50 which includes packaging and Royal Mail recorded delivery.

If you live locally (Eden, Cumbria), Coralie is happy to arrange collection for free.

Portraits are sprayed with a fixative to ensure durability in-transit and when being framed. It is wrapped in tissue paper and posted in a card-backed envelope so it remains flat.

There is a grace period of 14 days in which you can cancel with a full refund of the deposit. After that, refunds are at the discretion of Coralie and depend on how much time has been spent on the portrait at the time of cancellation.

Coralie does not provide framing services and would recommend you source a framer local to you with whom you can discuss the framing requirements. She can provide dimensions of the paper so you can pre-order a custom or standard frame before the portrait arrives.

Choose your Portrait

The prices listed are the standard cost for one subject (or one couple in the case of wedding and maternity) and no additional background or composition.

People

Including baby, child, wedding and maternity. For family or mixed pet and people compositions, contact Coralie directly.

Pets

Including any single small or large animal. Additional features such as bridles and collars may incur additional costs. A horse and rider is considered a mixed portrait so please contact Coralie directly for a quote.

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