Queen Elizabeth II oil portrait underpainting by artist Chung Shek

Queen Elizabeth II


Oil portrait painting of Queen Elizabeth II wearing her insignia as Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit

Queen Elizabeth II

The Lord Rothschild, 5th Baron Rothschild

The Lord Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild

Shek is known for his application of chiaroscuro and sfumato to define form. His use of dynamic contrasts using timeless techniques will bring individuals to life by capturing their detailed expression and embracing their subtle nuances.

A commissioned portrait by Shek is one that is carefully tailored for you. The finished artwork is a captivating portrait of you.

Oil Portrait Service FAQ


I am interested in a portrait and have a slight idea of what I want. How much will it cost?


Email or call and we will discuss in greater detail the list of your requirements such as:


·         Individual or family portrait

·         the size of the canvas

·         colour scheme


The price of each portrait is dependent on the number of people, shoulder length or full length and the requested dimensions of the canvas. As an example, the minimum size canvas of 16” x 20” inches suitable for a shoulder length portrait of one sitter starts at £3,800.



Do you paint pets?


Yes. We have proudly painted precious family pets including cats, dogs, horses, birds and cows.



If I decide to go ahead with commissioning a portrait, what is the process?


You supply a high quality photograph of the person or pet. This photograph will be the key image used to paint the portrait. Additional photographs may be requested to ascertain features such as the true eye colour.


A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to commence the painting. Upon completion, a photo of the finished portrait will be provided for final approval. Once you are satisfied, the balance is payable upon collection or is settled prior to courier delivery. Delivery is included in the price. International deliveries are handled by either FedEx or DHL.


Popular Canvas Size Selection:


16" x 20"

20” x 24”

30” x 40”

36” x 36”

36” x 48”

40” x 60”

Other dimensions and custom-made canvas are also available to suit your preference.