Commissions

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 couple of years.
(prices were around £175 for watercolours, £325 to £625 for oil paintings, depending on size)
54rh for R.H.

Boulby Cliff. oils. for Mrs B.T., whose mother was born in Warren Cottages (on the hillside).

Boulby Cliff. for Mrs B.T.


Montagnac. oils. for Dr G.

Montagnac. for Dr G.


Reworking of Staintondale for Dr G.

Reworking of Staintondale for Dr G.


for V.C.

for V.C.


The Cut, Hummersea. for Mrs B.T.

The Cut, Hummersea. watercolour. for Mrs B.T.


Waveland, Chicago. For A.G.

Waveland, Chicago. watercolour. For A.G.


Staintondale. For Dr G.

Staintondale. oils. For Dr G.


Autumn blues. oils. For L.V.

Autumn blues. For L.V.


The Old Chapel. For A.P. & S.P.

The Old Chapel. For A.P. & S.P.


32gv2 Ghyll View. oils. for D.&R.R.
From the Cleveland Hills. oils. for R.H.

From the Cleveland Hills. oils. for R.H.