Commission a custom made, unique piece of artwork, designed especially for you.


Why commission a painting?


with colours that match your home decor, or maybe a painting of a family pet, requesting a commission allows you to have a tailor made artwork based on your own ideas or preferences. Despite nature being my subject matter of choice, I am open to all ideas and colour schemes. I always enjoy the challenge of painting something different! The benefit of a commissioned painting is that you can decide exactly what sized canvas or frame would work in the desired space.

What can I expect from the commission process?

The first step is to fill out the form below with a brief description of the sort of work you are looking for, with any specifications included, and I will get back to you shortly. For residents in the southern part of the UK, a home visit can be arranged to discuss ideas and get a feel for what would work well in the home environment.  

After all the specifications have been agreed, you will receive a rough estimate of the total cost, however this can change due to any adjustments or additions to the artwork during the process.

How much will it cost?

A commissioned artwork will cost 15% more than a pre-done original, due to the extra time and attention given to discussing ideas, pre-painting sketches and potential home visits. If you have a budget, I can give you examples of the type of work and sizing I can offer for that price range. Once the deposit has been paid, I do not offer refunds, so make sure that you are certain that you want to go ahead with the commission. 

How long will the process take?

Commissions will take a minimum of a month - 3 months to complete, so make sure to contact me in advance if the painting is needed for a specific date. Especially around Christmas time, I would advice contacting me no later than October to ensure the artwork is ready on time. I stop taking large commissions for Christmas on the 1st December. Personalised greeting cards can be requested up until 20th December.

Artwork delivery & collection

Paintings can be delivered anywhere in the UK, and will be sent by Royal Mail 1st class. The costs of delivery will vary depending on the size and weight of the artwork. If you would prefer to collect the painting from my studio, we can arrange a date for the artwork to be collected with no shipping costs involved.

I have written a blog post that goes into much more depth about the process of commissioning work, so if you have any unanswered questions or are just curious to know more, click the click below:

If you feel ready to begin your commission, start by filling out the form below and I will be in touch soon!

For canvas paintings and framed work, there are some elements you might want to consider: Size, Warm tone/Cool tone, subject matter, colouring etc. Fill out the detail form below, and feel free to include any high quality reference photos if you have a more specific idea of what you want.




 Brighton    Uk


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