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 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.

Staithes from Cowbar. oil on canvas, 60x80cm. for T.H.


Hummersea Beach. 2018. oil on canvas, 40x100cm. for Mr T.H.


“The Cut, Hummersea”. oil on canvas, 60x80cm. For Mr T.H.


Warren Cottages, 2018. for T.H.


2018. for T.H.


2018. for V.C.


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.