Kenneth Reed AM _ Oil on Linen _ Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize and AME Bale Painting Prize



Entry-level portrait – For a portrait sketch, from life, you will be required to sit for up to 5 hours. The finished sketch will be a small head and shoulder oil painting on board or canvas. The sitting time is broken up into short sessions of approximately 30 minutes with breaks in between. At the end you can take the unframed painting away with you.


Portraits can be painted from life or from photographs. Paintings from life require multiple sittings that may require between 30 to 60 hours of the subject’s time to reach completion.

Alternatively, photos can be taken during a sitting and the work produced from an image. This is particularly useful if time is an issue or if the sitting is on location. Paintings that are complex may take many weeks to complete.

If working from images, I prefer to work from my own photos than use images provided by the subject unless the painting is being done posthumously.


Prices are governed by the size of the painting and the number of figures in it. Complex detail may also increase the price.

Contact me via email for a quote and to discuss your requirements for a portrait.