Commission a picture from me


It’s very easy to arrange for me to make a picture for you, or as a gift for someone else – just contact me without obligation to discuss what you are interested in. I make portraits, pictures of homes or gardens, and pictures of special places. I can work in a range of materials – from life, from photographs, the imagination or a combination of all three. I am happy to take direction from you and you can send examples from the internet to guide me.

Commissions include:

Drawn or painted portraits of your children

This might be a traditional portrait from life or photographs, or if your child likes drawing and painting I can work with them to do a joint piece of work, where I put their portrait into their picture-  then they can fly, dance or ride through a place of their own imagining  – this captures very well this special time in the their lives. For how this might look, see here.

portrait commissions

Pastel and charcoal on toned paper, from life

A drawing or painting of your home or garden

Our homes and gardens are very important to us and are a part of our personal history. Do you have a favourite time of day, weather or season which you connect to your home? For example I love arriving home on crisp autumn evenings when the light of the setting sun is reflected in the windows. I can paint figures and portraits into an image of your home or garden if you like.

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Oil on canvas


A portrait of you or a loved one

There are many reasons to have a portrait made  – for the love of a partner, as a thank you to parents, to remember someone important who has passed away, or to celebrate a special event.

portrait commissions


Landscape commissions

Is there somewhere special to you or someone close to you? I can make a landscape with any atmosphere lighting or weather, and include figures in it. For example runners might like a picture of their favourite hill or road, walkers their favourite path or cyclists their favourite climb.

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Please get in touch without obligation