Art Commissions
I undertake art commissions for a wide range of subjects, including portraits, pets, homes, gardens, a special location, etc. My style is colourist and contemporary rather than photo-realism. I aim to create a unique painting that captures the emotion and essence of my subject. It is a perfect gift for any occasion, or why not just treat yourself!

 

I can work from a single photograph. The photo needs to be clear, good quality, well lit and in focus. If you can provide a few different ones it helps me to understand and connect better with the subject. The larger and better quality the photos, the better your finished painting will look. You can either post or email the photo(s) to me. Where appropriate, I will adapt the photo(s) to ensure the most attractive composition and discuss this with you, along with choice of colours, before starting the painting.

 

You can be confident that many hours of work will go into your commission. I will complete the painting on good quality watercolour paper such as Saunders Waterford, or Bockingford, using professional artist quality paints. The painting will come complete with a bevelled ivory-white mount ready for you to frame.

 

Below are a few examples of commissions. You can also check out customer testimonials on my Kind Words page.

 

GIJS

pet portraits

BONNIE

dog portraits

PAWS FOR THOUGHT


PETER & TIERNAN

ANGIE & BERTIE

 

 

 

DERWENT WATER      


 


XANDER

HIPPERHOLME VIADUCTcommissions

COLEY CHURCHart commissions

 


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ABOUT ME

 

I am an Artist and I live in Halifax, West Yorkshire. I offer painting classes, as well as art workshops. Also, I can provide art demonstrations for local art societies. 

 

My paintings are exhibited regularly at a number of galleries and venues across West Yorkshire, and my artwork has been selected for collections in UK, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand. In addition to original works of art, I also offer premium signed prints and greeting cards in different sizes, which are available through this website. Having had a passion for art since I was a child, and currently works from my studio in Halifax. Also, I have trained with some of the leading national and internationally acclaimed artists, who have influenced the development of my own personal style. I think it is important for an artist to keep learning and refreshing ideas – it’s an exciting journey. I am fascinated at the play of light and color that completely changes the appearance of the environment, its people and wildlife. So many great artists have tried to capture the fascination of light in their work – it is, I think, one of the most attractive aspects of any painting. Consequently, I am constantly striving to reflect the impact of light and color into my own work.