A story of two paintings and three commissions

This story starts with two paintings.

My buyer fell in love with both of them, and bought them on the spot.

They were delivered, set up, and he was delighted with them both.

This is someone who appreciates art and understands that when you fall in love with a piece, you have to have it.

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He then decided to commission three paintings - two portraits of his adorable daughters, and one of the two of them sharing a moment with their beloved pet.

I was energised, inspired and terrified! I wanted to create memorable paintings that were equally works of art as opposed to traditional portraits.

The hard work began.

I decided to stick to my style, push myself and see what the results were. Commissions can be risky – your vision may not translate onto the canvas and ultimately the buyer has to love the work.

As always with art, it is hard to appreciate what it looks like unless you see it in person. So I decided to share the paintings only when they were done. 

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I shipped them off and waited with baited breath. Would he like them? Would he see a likeness? Would they be what he envisioned?

Well…I couldn’t have asked for a greater response.

“I cannot put into words basically…but will try. Absolutely Nailed it. AMAZING. Just captured the entire point. I am struggling honestly. You are an incredible talent and have made me a very very happy man. Thank you so much.”

I really couldn’t have been happier.

And then I received this as a thank you…

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That’s a story with a happy ending.

Please be in touch if you’d like to discuss a commission or planning a piece of art together.

Office art commission

I was recently asked to create a painting for a reception area in a law office in London.

Upon seeing the space, I knew it needed something vibrant and bright to say hello to visitors and create a welcoming atmosphere.

So…I got to work.

It is a challenge painting something that everyone will appreciate, from the people who work in the office, to visitors, to those who will be staring at it everyday.

Here is the final painting.

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Here’s what it looks like in the office:

The feedback has been amazing.

Some comments from Instagram: “Just beautiful” “Huge fan of this painting”

Some comments from people within the office: “I absolutely LOVE that piece of art in reception.” “Just love the colours”

I am thrilled that it is well loved and fits the space so nicely.

Be in touch if you’d like to commission a piece of art for your space.