Original paintings inspired by you. Enrich your experience of a memory. A wedding bouquet, a favourite view, beloved flowers, the things that make you smile. Crystalize your special moment.
The Story of a Commission
All art is personal. Even more so when a painting has been created especially for you. The process of commissioning a painting is a surprisingly straightforward one but with such magic results. My favoured subjects of the natural world; flowers and landscapes lend themselves perfectly to personalised paintings as so many people have fond memories of either a particular place or even a favourite flower. Working with your inspiration I create an original painting just for you or your (very lucky) loved one.
How It Works – it’s simple!
Have a look through my work and if there are any that you particularly love make a note of them.
Email me with your brief. I've put an example of a recent commission below to give you an idea of what information is needed. This is the story of The Wedding Bouquet.
Subject: My wedding bouquet of pink roses (I was given photos and I recreated the bouquet to paint
from life, working with local florist Carmen who designed the floral arrangement)
Size: Smallish around A4 size
Preferred medium or style: I love your paintings, like Birthday Flowers, Rosarium and Curious Rose
Special Requests: Is it possible to create some prints from this I can give as gifts to my mother, mother in law and bridesmaids?
What Happens Next
I communicate with you to finalise your budget, desired outcomes, check colour palettes and if wanted, framing options. A 50% non-refundable deposit is paid up front to secure my time and creative energies. I then create at least two original paintings using your brief as my inspiration, incorporating your preferred colours and artistic mediums. I am inspired by your images rather than reproducing them exactly, so I find working across multiple pieces allows the very best work to shine out and gives you the option to choose whichever one you fall most in love with. Remember you have hired an artist to be an artist so the finished article is likely to be different to what's in your head. Relax. It will be beautiful and I hope even more than you could imagine…
Your original artwork is then carefully wrapped and delivered by courier to you.
The example given above was of a real commission, the original painting was inspired by the bride's stunning wedding bouquet. High quality signed prints were then created from the original which she gifted to her wedding party which I thought was a brilliant idea. I can turn paintings into silk scarves, notebooks, diaries so whatever your ideas let's talk! It might even solve that anniversary gift conundrum!
See below if you were wondering how much that example cost:
£500 for an original framed A4 painting
I hope that helps explain the process for you, I really love commission work so feel free to contact me whatever stage you're at. There's no pressure and I won't pick up my paintbrush until you’re ready for me to start.