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 maximum budget, so there are no nasty surprises.
Here are commissions from the last few years.
(prices were around £175 for watercolours, £325 to £925 for oil paintings, depending on size)
Boulby Cliff. for Mrs B.T.
Ghyll View. oils. for D.&R.R.