Commissions are always welcome, if you would like to commission a portrait, or discuss an illustration project, large or small, please feel free to contact Hilary (, without obligation, to discuss your requirements.

To place an order for a portrait, simply email Hilary your favourite photographs.

Media used:
Graphite Pencil, Charcoal and Pastel Pencils

Portrait size:
Any size can be discussed. Please bear in mind that the size you choose does not include a frame.

Delivery time:
1- 4 weeks depending on workload - can be discussed

Portrait Pricing:
Monochrome (one colour), graphite pencil, charcoal or pastel pencils:

10 inches by 12 inches .... 250
12 inches by 15 inches .... 300
14 inches by 18 inches .... 350
16 inches by 20 inches .... 400

Portrait Framing:
Hilary would be happy to arrange for the portrait to be framed, with a local framer, according to your specification.


“Your picture went down a storm on Christmas Day, Thank you so much, everyone said it was just like him!”
F Hickey, Worcester

“I was absolutely delighted with the portrait of my daughter Charlotte by Hilary James. My partner commissioned the portrait as a surprise birthday present and I could not think of anything which would have pleased me more. Hilary worked from a photograph of Charlotte but has also met her and I think she was not only able to capture her face perfectly but also something of her personality in this beautiful pencil drawing. The detail and skill in execution is extraordinary. It is definitely the best present I have ever received and I will always treasure it”
L Hamilton, Taunton

“I would just like to say a great big Thank You to you. You have done a fabulous job with Cloud and I am over the moon. I am absolutely sure that Fay will love him. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and I am so glad I asked you to do the commission for me.”
K Bannister, Stratford

“I just wanted to thank you so much for managing to capture Buddy so well in your portrait of him. It is uncannily accurate! He was a very special friend to us all and we miss him very much but your painting now has pride of place in our house and reminds us of so many good times with him. Thanks again.”
C Pierson, Stratford

“I love the picture, thank you so much, it is much more than I ever expected and I am sure that my husband will be thrilled with it too!”
T Flynn, Cheltenham

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