"A special view, scene or subject... I will paint it, just for you"

Commission an Original Painting

A favourite view or scene, just for you or as a gift

Sometimes you want a painting, either for yourself or as a gift, and it's got to be of a particular place. A church where a couple are being married, for example. Or a particular special subject, maybe a steam locomotive or a vintage car. Or it's a view that you love, across a deserted beach or a bustling street. You search the internet but you can't find just what you are looking for. It's time to commission a painting that is exactly what you want.

I love to paint commissions, particularly in watercolour, my favourite medium. It's a challenge to paint something that is just what the client wants, particularly if it's not the sort of subject that I usually tackle. That's exciting for an artist.

A commission starts with a discussion about exactly what you require. We will agree a price, of course. Often I will produce a sketch or small study so that you can get an idea of what the finished painting will be like. My job is to ensure that you are completely happy with the end result, so there may be several studies and more discussions.

Before I start work I will require a deposit of around 25% of the agreed cost of the finished painting. This is non-refundable and is to cover all my preparatory work. The remaining balance is only payable when you take delivery of the completed painting and are totally satisfied.

I can ship paintings overseas and have undertaken a number of commissions for clients outside the UK. Secure payment can be made via my PayPal account. For clients within the UK payment may be made by cash, cleared cheque, or via PayPal.

If you feel that I can help you with the painting that you need, please contact me to discuss your requirements.

A steam train painting


A painting just for you

Some of the commissions that I have undertaken include churches, as wedding gifts. A special view of the island of Lindisfarne. Unusual subjects such as steam trains and fighter aircraft.