It can be daunting to commission original art. I created this page to make it easier for you.
“The picture has arrived and we absolutely love it!!!! Thank you so so much for bearing with all our demands and putting so much time into making sure we got exactly what we wanted. It’s wonderful” – L.T., psychotherapist
Click to enlarge the pictures. Explanations below.
“A thousands thanks. What a touching and moving image of my old house. It meant an awful lot to me, and my siblings with whom I shared it” – Ms A.K., ceo
Best For A Heartwarming House Gift
“Emma Burns was thrilled. The managing director of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, one of the world’s leading interior design companies, oozed enthusiasm when she saw the picture she’d commissioned of her home interior. And when she moved, she had a lasting memory of her beloved former property. What better house-warming present can there be?
- “All The Home Services You Could Ever Need”, Country & Town House, by Caroline Phillips
“Oh JP, that’s spot on – exactly what I had in mind – you’ve captured him brilliantly! Thank you so much! I actually welled up when I opened it.” – Mr G.D.
How It Works
Commissions always start with a conversation. That doesn’t mean that either of us is obliged to go ahead – the point is to be sure we both understand what we’re doing together.
If you’d like to take this further, please think about the following questions, then send me an email.
How To Make The Picture You Really Want
What does the picture show?
Who is it for (you or someone else)?
When is it needed?
Where will it go (what kind of room, with what other things / colours)?
Do you have a budget in mind?
Are there works I’ve done that you particularly like?
Where are you based, for delivery or collection?
Why you want it (what effect you want to achieve)?
Size, colour and materials?
Would you like me to arrange delivery?
Naturally, I don’t expect you to have all the answers now. Even thinking about them can be helpful.
If you’re still reading, I imagine you are serious about commissioning something – but I dare say you may also feel nervous about getting in touch.
Please don’t. If this doesn’t go anywhere, there’ll be no hard feelings on my side.
Watch The Process
This 2 minute video shows the development of one recent commission:
“It’s giving me so much pleasure enjoying your gorgeous interpretation of our back garden. X has just seen it and enthused beyond enthusing, saying that is so cute so cute so cute” – Ms C.P., writer
“I love the picture. It will be hung with pride and happy memories” – Ms C.S.
“I love it, so delicate and yet so confident. I have a special place for it” – Ms J.R.
“Thank you so much for the utterly stunning print. It’s so mysterious and alive. I love the lights at dusk and the smoky sky. I’m so much looking forward to choosing the right frame and hanging it” – Ms A.B., writer