I am always delighted to work on a piece for someone or for a particular event or with a purpose – it infuses the work with even more meaning!
Commissioning art work
I can work on a subject of your choice or we can come up with a topic. If you live in the UK, you can post a specimen up to me, if you live out with the UK we can discuss options, and I can see what I am able to source up here in Scotland, working from photographs is possible in some circumstances, but they do need to be good well lit photos, capturing all depths of field.
Have a look at my collections page to see if there is anything that you like the look of and we can discuss style, I will keep you up to date through the process with “Work in Progress” shots. Please be aware that these do take some time both in the planning and execution, so it’s unlikely that I can bash something out by next week!
If you are considering a commission please get in touch and we can chat
Mounting and Framing
I can arrange to have work mounted and framed, however this is a better option for those living locally and bear in mind that it adds cost to the packaging process as we want everything, including the frame and glass to arrive intact! For those further afield I am happy to liaise with your framer if you need assistance.
Here are a couple of examples of recent commission work that I have undertaken.
This sweet pea was for an 80th birthday, the flowers were sent up to me by the family and match flowers in the recipients garden. It was super special to work on this knowing that it was a birthday surprise.
This pea was designed to sit on a desk in an A5 frame, the recipient had just received her Masters, the subject of which was peas, her friend wanted to surprise her with a token to celebrate her achievement!
Size is relative to the subject matter, recognising that there are simpler subjects and then ones with a lot of complexity, sometimes you may want a small subject in a lot of white space, or a more complex subject in a smaller space, or a complex subject in a larger space… We can discuss what you are looking for and make a judgement accordingly. Here are some rough guidelines which we can use as a starting point.
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches) – £200 – £300 watercolour painting, £100 – £200 ink illustration
A5 (5.8 x 8.3 inches) – £400 – £500 watercolour painting, £250 – £350 ink illustration
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches) – £600 – £1000 watercolour painting, £400 – £650 ink illustration
A3 and upwards – please enquire
Please note that as the artist I retain the copyright for all artworks I produce, including commissions. This means that I may choose to create prints from your painting commission and the prices above reflect this. If this is something you are not comfortable with please let me know prior to starting your commission.
Sweet pea – Lathyrus odurata, Watercolour on Fabriano 5. Custom size, in the A5 bracket
Pea – Pisum sativum L., Watercolour on Fabriano 5. Framed to A5, in the A6 bracket,