I like commissions. They can be a bit daunting, but it is interesting to paint for a particular person rather than just for me. The result is something that comes not just from me, but from a combination of perceptions. Usually, people who commission me know my work and my style, so we’re already half way there. They do not expect either an abstract piece or a photo-realist work. Communication, as in many spheres of life, is the key to a successful result.
I ask people to tell me about their subject matter, preferred medium, preferred size, and their budget. Once the composition is agreed, I paint (an oil painting takes me about 4 weeks to complete), then email a photograph of the painting when finished for approval.
Here are commissions from the last few years.
Prices were from £175 for watercolours, £325 to £2000 for oil paintings, depending on size and detail.
Boulby Cliff. for Mrs B.T.
Ghyll View. oils. for D.&R.R.