Hugh, Oil on canvas 2015

Hugh, Oil on canvas 2015

COMMISSIONING A PORTRAIT:

Stephanie Galloway Brown portraits are created by using oil and sometimes beeswax to build up richly textured realistic layers. Stephanie also does portraits in pastel, charcoal, pencil or a combination. Paintings can be hung framed, unframed or as a sculptural piece sitting on an easel. 

She prefers to work from a combination of life drawing and photographic reference, due to time restraints & busy lifestyles. Drawings however can be easily completed in two or three life sessions if preferred.

Sittings can be done at your own home or the studio in Narrabeen, Sydney. With children and animals your home is usually preferable as they are surrounded by the comfort of their own environment. Allow 8-10 weeks for the painting process due to building of paint layers & drying time. Allow approx one week for a small drawing.

Prices are based on unframed and will vary depending on medium, complexity, size and number of subjects in the portrait. 

Stephanie can give you an accurate quote following discussion of requirements.

A painted portrait (50 x 40cm) start from $1,800 for head & shoulders, one subject, simple background.

A small pencil or charcoal drawing (50 x 40cm) start from $600.

 

TESTIMONIALS:

Thank you so much Stephanie for the beautiful portraits of our girls. They are stunning. You are so talented to not only create the visual likeness of your subject like you do, but your ability to capture the essence of their personality is AMAZING. I am drawn to look at the portraits everyday.. They are always a talking point when friends visit. Many thanks ~ Jo Dickerson and Family xx
Steph you are truly gifted. You have captured the essence of our little girl with her sweet, happy yet cautious nature in this beautiful portrait of her. Every day I walk past your stunning painting and it is as if she is watching me with that sweet, secret smile of hers – it always takes me by surprise. Visitors regularly stop to admire it and note how lifelike it appears - always a talking point. Something for us to treasure forever, and for her to look back on. THANK YOU!! Linda & Paul H. xx
The portrait arrived this afternoon safe and well! It is AMAZING! Thanks so much! The colours are amazing and it looks exactly as I envisaged! Thanks again for all your help with this project - This portrait will be placed in a very prominent place in our house! You have an amazing talent & thanks for your professionalism. ~Greg
I have just opened the most wonderful present. Your painting is stunning. I can’t take my eyes off it. You have captured her colours, expression and personality perfectly. I absolutely love it. Hardest thing to do will be finding a place to hang it that does it justice. Thank you so much. What an amazing gift you have. ~ Christa
Thank You Stephanie for the amazing painting of our beautiful Tia. I am so grateful to both you and my husband for this wonderful gift. You have truly captured her sole & spirit. I can’t wait to have the little girls done when they get a little older. ~Lisbet ( Tia’s Mummy) xxxx