Stuart Littlejohn trained in art in Exeter, England in the 1970's, and quickly began to amass a reputation as artist working with themes of magic, mythology and ancient history, subjects that he is passionate about. His work began to appear on the covers of prominent books exploring the themes of mythology and magic, and he gained a reputation not only for artistic skill, but for the knowledge of the subject matter expressed within his art.
His exploration and study of ancient and classical ritual traditions deepened his understanding of magical imagery, which he applied to his artwork and illustrations. Stuart also began to experiment with Pre-Raphaelite forms, and developed a playful way of working that combined history with imagination, and mythology.
He began taking commissions for portraits in historical/mythical styles and settings, and also to paint ritual imagery, deities, dreams and visions for various clients. He has completed two innovative divination decks, one of which is theLXXXI Quareia Magicians Deck in partnership with artist Cassandra Beanland. Today Stuart continues to paint on commission, and also to explore his own artistic expressions.
Stuart works closely with the client to bring their ideas to life, and takes on historical portraits, mythical, magical, or historical themes from across a broad spectrum of subject matter. He works in approximately A4 or A3 sizes on art paper or board, and presents the finished artwork to the client, ready for framing.
The first step in the process is to contact Stuart and discuss your ideas for the commission. Once you are both happy to proceed, a deposit of 50% of the cost is paid. Stuart will then work on and send you a sketch of the project, which can be further discussed should alterations or additions be necessary. Upon completion of the work, you will be sent an digital image of the finished piece to ensure you are happy with it, and if you are, the balance of fees outstanding is paid. The work is shipped to you with tracking, signature requirement for delivery, and insurance.
A4 size painting is £400 (Great British Pounds), 50% (£200) of which is paid upon agreement of the commission. The balance to be paid upon completion of the work.
A3 size painting is £700, 50% of which (£350) is paid upon agreement of the commission. The balance to be paid upon completion of the work.
The fees include shipping with sign for, tracking and insurance.
Copyright of the image itself stays with the artist. Should you wish to also obtain the copyright of the image, so that you can use it for commercial purposes, please discuss this with Stuart so that a different fee can be arranged, along with the appropriate paperwork.
By paying a deposit, you are entering into a contract with the artist to provide you with an original work of art. It will be delivered to you once you have paid the balance in full. If you decide to cancel the order once the painting has started, the deposit is non refundable and you will have no claim on the painting.
Occasionally, artwork by Stuart Littlejohn is available for sale. Any artwork that has been released for sale will be available in this section of the website. The paypal buttons take credit cards as well as paypal payments, and all prices include world wide shipping with tracking and insurance. If you buy more than one work of art at the same time, we will refund an excess shipping to you if they can be shipped together..
Painted using watercolour on A4 art paper - Frame not included
Price £500 includes shipping, tracking and insurance to anywhere in the world.
Painted on A3 art paper with watercolour price £600 includes shipping, tracking and insurance to anywhere in the world.