Custom Charcoal Portraits

I am currently taking orders for custom portrait commissions. These are perfect as a sentimental portrait, thoughtful gift, or a personalised artwork for your wall. All I need is a photo or an idea to create a charcoal artwork for you.

I am based in Christchurch, New Zealand. I can post anywhere and I offer free deliveries within Christchurch.

How to Enquire

For a quote, fill out the contact form or enquire by email with desired photo(s) attached. Frames are not included unless requested. I will respond within 2 working days with a quote and further details. I need at least two weeks notice to complete an artwork.

If you’d like to enquire by email:

Pricing estimates:
A4 = from $270
A3 = from $350

All pricing is in NZD.


I offer quality Australian Ash Wood frames in black or natural wood colours. From $130 per frame. Frames are not included with commissions unless requested.

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    Commission Testimonials

    “I found Kirsty Jensen’s work randomly when my flatmate brought home a portrait of Gary Vee that was so good I thought it was photo. On closer inspection it was charcoal portrait. I thought it was so cool. So I decided to also do something cool and get a couples portrait as a wedding present. It turned out amazing and they absolutely loved it. She even sorted a card for me and even put it in a cool frame. Thank you for basically giving me brownies points for life.”
    – Mafeking

    People Charcoal Portrait

    “Absolutely adore the charcoal commission that Kirsty did for us. She was very clear, efficient and friendly in her communication up front when we were discussing the vision of the project, including estimated timeframes. The end product was better than we had hoped for and is now hung beautifully, pride of place, in our apartment. Thank you so much Kirsty!”
    – Emma

    “In March 2022 I commissioned Kirsty Jensen to paint a charcoal portrait of me. Within a couple weeks she delivered the finished portrait, based on a photo of mine. The result was amazing. Kirsty captured the facial expressions, particularly the eyes, in a superior way.

    I met Kirsty in October 2021 and have seen several of her artistic work, including portraits, photography and videos. She is a truly talented artist, with a strong passion and dedication.”
    – Carlos

    Person Charcoal Portrait