Private Commissions 

*PLEASE NOTE, private commissions are not available at the moment due to being fully booked. Thank you. 
 
My private commission service. 
 
Based on your own thoughts and ideas I can create a work of art, in my own style, which is completely unique and personal to you whether it be a treasure for your own home or a gift for someone special. 
 
From painting your garden or home to a make believe scene filled with your favourite wildlife and flowers, the possibilities are endless. Via telephone, post or email I work with you, the client, and produce sketches and designs for you to choose from. If you are fairly local, I can visit you in person. I can work with photos or just simply verbal ideas on themes, colours and subject matter. Once a design and size is chosen, I then go to full art work . 
 
If you would like to commission a totally bespoke and personal piece of art, please contact me for a price / size guide 
(Framing for your finished painting can be arranged and will be quoted for separately). 
Please see below for some examples of my private commission work and click here to read what some of my clients have said about their commissioned pieces of art. 
 
Title: River Walk 
Code: COM36 
Size: 300mm x 400 mm approx. 
 
Title: The Old Rectory 
Code: COM29 
Size: 300mm x 300 mm approx. 
 
Title: Woodlands 
Code: COM37 
Size: 250mm x 300 mm approx. 
 
Title: Amberley House 
Code: COM33 
Size: 300mm x 350 mm approx. 
 
Title: Quaker Cottage 
Code: COM34 
Size: 250mm x 300 mm approx. 
 
Title: Lavender Cottage 
Code: COM35 
Size: 255mm x 360 mm approx. 
 
Title: Ellis Barn 
Code: COM30 
Size: 300 mm x 450 mm approx. 
 
Title: Rose Cottage 
Code: COM31 
Size: 230 mm x 260 mm approx. 
 
Title: Cockerells Hall 
Code: COM32 
Size: 400 mm x 400 mm approx 
 
Title: Ickworth 
Code: COM27 
Size: 100mm x 150mm approx. 
 
Client's brief - my client asked me to create a wedding reception invitation which summed up the time of year (a cool November day) and the location of Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds.  
 
She left me to decide on most of the detail and only asked that Ickworth rotunda be in the scene somewhere and that I use her favourite colours of duck egg blues and taupes. 
 
Title: Snowy Garden 
Code: COM28 
Size: 200mm x 250mm approx. 
 
Client's brief - my client wanted to surprise a very good friend of hers with this painting for her 50th birthday.  
 
She has a beautiful home that my client wanted to capture and chose a winter scene to offset the warm colours of the house. 
 
Title: Holiday on the Suffolk Coast 
Code: COM3 
Size: 400mmx400mm 
 
Client's brief - my client wanted to surprise his wife with this painting for her 40th birthday.  
 
They both love the Suffolk coast and holidaying in their caravan. They also adore their whippets so these became a main feature with the two of them in the background looking out to sea 
 
Title: Plas Newydd in Summer 
Code: COM 1 
Size: 400mmx400mm 
 
Client's brief - this painting was commissioned by my client as a special present for her husband. The painting was to include everything they love - their four children, pet sheep, dogs and cat - all in their beautiful garden and wildflower meadow. 
 
Title: Plas Newydd in Winter 
Code: COM 2 
Size: 400mmx400mm 
 
Description: my client has previously commissioned a summer painting of her home and gardens in wales and wanted a snowy winter version too. I painted in the family's mountain view and another angle of the house along with all the children in their bright winter clothes. 
 
Title: Cottage & Wildflowers 
Code: COM 26 
Size: 230mmx205mm 
 
Client's brief - my client wanted to commission this painting as a special birthday present for her husband. I painted her lovely cottage with her children at the front gate along with lots of wildlife. The cottage sits at the edge of a very pretty village green which is covered in wildflowers in the summer, so this was perfect to include in the painting. 
 
Title: Patchwork garden 
Code: COM 4 
Size: 390mmx470mm 
 
Client's brief - when I visited my client at her home, I realised that she had so many special areas of the garden that it couldn't possibly be painted from one angle. we decided on a naiive composition which encompassed all the lovely gardens, meadow and house. Also included are all the family members, horses, and pets. 
 
 
Title: Summer garden 
Code: COM 5 
Size: 205mmx205mm 
 
Client's brief - my client commissioned me to paint a really special picture for her mum's 70th birthday. Her mum loves her garden and is always in the greenhouse. She particularly loves irises so these became a main feature. Tewkesbury Abbey is also very significant to her so I painted that into the background as well. 
 
 
 
Title: Bumblebee hives in a cottage garden 
Code: COM 6 
Size: 205mmx205mm 
 
Client's brief - I was commissioned to paint a picture of my client's beautiful woodland, wildflower garden including their special bumblebee hives. They wanted an original painting but also needed an image for their business selling bees and hives. The painting will be printed on literature and will appear on their website. 
 
Title: Children playing on Hartest village green, Suffolk 
Code: COM 7 
Size: 300mmx300mm 
 
Description: Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
Client's brief - my client wanted me to paint her lovely children within a favourite scene (on their own village green), emphasising summer grasses and wildflowers in the foreground 
 
 
Title: Wood pigeons 
Code: COM 8 
Size: 200mmx150mm 
Painting on textured paper using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - a special birthday present for my client's husband. He particularly loves the wood pigeons that frequent his garden so I made these the main focus. 
 
 
 
Title: Magical garden 
Code: COM 9 
Size: 230mmx230mm 
Description: Painting on textured paper using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - my client wanted her children painted into a magical autumnal garden scene, to include a water fountain, garden fairies, angels and a unicorn as a special gift for her husband's 40th birthday. The scene was an imaginary fairytale scene with lots of interesting little details to spot. 
 
Title: Hartest village green 
Code: COM 10 
Size: 300mmx250mm 
Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - this painting was commissioned by my client for her husband's Christmas present. She asked me to include her little boy, the family pets and her husband's treasured vintage car within a favourite scene in her village. 
 
 
Title: Guinea House, Lavenham, Suffolk 
Code: COM 11 
Size: 250mmx200mm 
Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - my client wanted her beautiful old house painting and to add extra interest, I was asked to include her friend walking by with her two gorgeous little dogs. 
 
 
 
Title: Unique collection 
Code: COM 12 
Size: 300mmx300mm 
Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - my client had a beautiful collection of exquisite china and I was asked to pick out several of the lovely pieces to paint onto canvas. 
 
Title: The Jessica Muir Gallery, Long Melford, Suffolk 
Code: COM 13 
Size: 400mmx180mm 
Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - to paint the gallery's shop front for use on her business cards. 
 
 
Title: Pager Power 
Code: COM 14 
Size: 200mmx150mm 
Painting on textured paper using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - to paint the business shop front in the snow for use on a company Christmas card. 
 
 
 
Title: Doghouse Cottage 
Code: COM 15 
Size: 400mmx300mm 
Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - my client's asked me to paint their beautiful home and garden. I included their happy chickens and emphasised the summer flowers in the foreground. 
 
Title: Magical snow scene 
Code: COM 16 
Size: 300mmx300mm 
Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - my client wanted me to paint her children and dogs playing in the snow near their new home in the Alps. She asked if the scene could be really magical with sparkly snowflakes and ice crystals, almost Christmassy, with little wild animals added in. 
 
 
Title: Rose Cottage in winter 
Code: COM 17 
Size: 200mmx200mm 
Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - (also see Rose Cottage in Summer COM 18) - my client asked me to paint her charming little cottage both as a winter scene and as a summer scene. The winter scene was to include muntjacks and winter birds not to mention the family cat!  
 
The summer scene was to include lots of beautiful flowers, birds and my client's lovely dog. I was provided with a set of fantastic photos which had been taken in both seasons which really helped to get the contents of the paintings correct whilst at the same time keeping them full of life and movement. 
 
 
 
Title: Rose Cottage in summer 
Code: COM 18 
Size: 200mmx200mm 
Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - see COM 17 Rose Cottage in Winter. 
 
Title: Sparrows Hall 
Code: COM 19 
Size: 120mmx120mm 
Painting on textured paper using acrylic paints. 
 
Client's brief - As my client was moving to another country, she wanted to have a painting of her cherished home in England to take with her. The painting was to include the wonderful old barn in the back yard, her two dogs and collection of chickens all within a wintry, frosty scene. 
 
 
Title: Steam Train 
Code: COM 20 
Size: 250mmx200mm 
Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - This painting was commissioned as a special Christening gift for a little boy. The steam train has the little boy's name and Christening date running down the side of the carriages and in the background is his home and the church where the Christening took place.  
The actual Christening day included a trip on this particular railway through the countryside in May so the painting is a reminder of this special day as well as being something to keep forever. 
 
 
 
Title: Frosty Landscape 
Code: COM 21 
Size: 200mmx200mm 
Painting on textured paper using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - This painting was created to mark the birth of a gorgeous new baby boy. In the scene, the tractor trailer has the little boy's name on it and in the sky is his birth date. The scene depicts the wintry, frosty, bright weather of the time when he was born. 
 
Title: Rose Cottage in May 
Code: COM 22 
Size: 250mmx200mm 
Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - With my client's wedding approaching, she wanted a special painting created to give to her parents as a thank you gift. The painting was of her parents home and garden where the wedding reception was held and in the background was the church where the wedding took place.  
I was asked to include lots of garden birds such as Dunnocks, Blackbirds and chaffinches and also the Mallard ducks which live on the garden pond. 
 
 
Title: Frosty Autumn Day 
Code: COM 23 
Size: 255mmx205mm 
Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - This painting was commissioned for a special birthday gift for my client's husband. The painting was to be a collage of all the things that he held dear in his life - being in the beautiful countryside, country sports and his beloved Golden Retriever dogs. His Range Rover also featured in the painting along with a hamper of champagne and sloe gin(!) as a reminder of wonderful wintery days out. 
 
 
 
Title: The Mill Pond 
Code: COM 24 
Size: 310mmx255mm 
Painting on block canvas using acrylic paints 
 
Client's brief - This painting was to capture the wonderful summery, bright feel of my client's coastal home as a special gift for her husband. She wanted to include her two lovely children and the family's pet black Labrador dog. Also featured were ducks and swans which frequent the mill pond. 
 
Title: Ickworth 
Code: COM27 
Size: 100mm x 150mm approx. 
 
Client's brief - my client asked me to create a wedding reception invitation which summed up the time of year (a cool November day) and the location of Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds.  
 
She left me to decide on most of the detail and only asked that Ickworth rotunda be in the scene somewhere and that I use her favourite colours of duck egg blues and taupes.