Portrait Fees (2016)

Capture your loved ones special moment in time with a beautiful watercolour portrait by Helen Parry.

Family memories are a special moment in time for you and you may feel you want a more permanent reminder of someone special. Therefore I am able to paint for you a beautiful, personal watercolour portrait. It is a unique and personal gift that can be commissioned in a way to suit you. Based on your precious photograph or a selection of photographs, I’ll create a personal, exclusive watercolour portrait, with a remarkable likeness of you or your loved ones.

The portrait will bring you or that special someone great joy for many years to come.

I am happy to create a portrait from a photograph or create a new composition from several photographs. I mainly paint portraits of people, but if you have a loved pet, home or view you want capturing in watercolour, then please get in touch to discuss your ideas and plans.

Before the final portrait commences, I will email you an initial sketch of the portrait to be completed, so you can see the overall look and composition before I begin to paint. Once you have approved this sketch or once final adjustments have been made and you are happy with the sketch, I will begin painting your unique commission.

Portrait subjects will be proportionate to the size ordered on a sheet of High Quality 100% white rag cotton (NOT) on either 300gsm or 600gsm pre-stretched Acid Free conservation watercolour paper. I paint watercolour portraits with using only three primary professional watercolours, No white, No black, all my whites are the paper (No masking fluid, No mixed media), just PURE watercolour. The final portrait will be a special, unique gift for generations to come.


  • Head and Shoulders
  • Head, Shoulders and Hands (Upper Body)
  • Full Figure: Standing or Sitting


  • Starting from £340.00
  • Includes the painting of one figure (additional figures at extra charge)
  • Initial sketch layout (to be approved)
  • Final Finished Painting (Unframed)