You may have seen a piece of art you like and wish to create something special to suit you individual living space. It might be a photograph, a special view or an interior design style which inspires you. Commissioning a painting is a great way to create art that's particularly special for you.
The process is simple and it costs no more than buying an existing work. Just send me an email or give me a call and we'll begin the process of discussing your ideas. If you have any images great... if not that's no problem I try to make the whole process easy for you and I'm always happy to help. Below are some examples of how I have created commissioned art for clients in the past.
"White Wine with Friends"
18x26 inches acrylic on canvas
Created for a client to compliment a previously purchased work. This one based on white wine the previous based on champagne. Painted the same size and using similar tones so that they compliment each other in the same room. These always work well in any interior and are one of my favourite styles to paint.
Wine and art seem to go so well together.
"City Block Grey & Green"
Created for a client who had seen a similar work on my website and wanted the greens to match more closely the lime hues in her bathroom. Her Reaction - "Love Love Love!!!" - I think she liked it!
That is what commissioning art is all about, getting exactly what you want to match your individual space.
"BT Tower - red"
London Paintng - 7x15.75 inches
Very happy to creat my BT Tower painting in a smaller size when asked by a gallery on behalf of one of their clients. They have a space in their kitchen which was too small for the original size. Now they have exactly what they want.
Commissioning an artist is a great way to make art work in your individual situaton perfectly. I'm always happy to create work to fit, whether it's colour size or style. Just give me a call or send me an email with your idea to start the process, it's as simple as that.
"City Block in Yellow & Grey"
Created for a client in New Jersey, USA this large absrtact cityscape was deisgned to fit their space perfectly. They had originally seen the smaller work (on the left) and specified the size and style to match their interior.
The whole process from initial discussion to delivery took just 10 days. A great way to creat art that is individual to you and to fit your design needs perfectly.
"Red Wine with Lots of Friends"
Triptych - 3 panels each 24x40 inches
Created for a client in Australia this Triptych consists of 3 large paintings on canvas painted to hang beside each other to form a strong focal piece. A wonderful splash of colour and vibrancy. I was sent some colour swatches to work from to ensure that the red tones complimented the interior colours.
I was asked to create a painting for a hallway from an old faded photocopy of a photograph. The scene is of a building standing alone in it's original plot prior to the estate being built up. A gift for a lady who grew up and still lives in the house. Happy memories.
"Summer Poppies 34x26 inches"
This large floral work was commissioned as an 80th Birthday gift. Based on a previous work painted to the exact size specifications supplied by the client. Her Mother, who's birthday it is, recently lost her husband who's nickname was Poppy. Should be quite an emotional gift.
"Purple Bloom 60x36 inches"
This large floral work replaced a previous painting, which was moved to another room, it bring a lighter feel and some more colour to this magnificent 1st floor landing and compliments some of the colours already existing in the space.
"Ancient Oak 40x24 inches"
It's always great to see where my artwork ends up. This one went to a beautiful home in West Lothian, Scotland and compliments the space perfectly, replacing a painting that was too bright for the room. The tree is also a reminder for them of happy times spent living in Oxfordshire so has real significance for them.
"April Meadow 60x36 inches"
A large floral painting, bringing light to an interior space. It took a couple of attempts to get this right. Several paintings and styles were tried. This was the one that worked best with the darker nature of the interior. The colours matching the tones in the room perfectly.
"Cornfields 30x40 inches"
Working on a tight deadline, 4 days from initial discussion to delivery.
I created this for an interior designer for their client. They had seen a small work and wanted me to recreate the style and tones to match their interior design, as it needed framing too the timeline was very tight.
Happy to oblige and more importantly the client absolutely loved it.
"Spring Blossom 48x40 inches"
My client had just moved into the house and inherited the wallpaper which proved a challenge with it's tight geometric pattern and grey tones. Together we discussed various styles of art and tried many against the background.
I nailed it with this large floral canvas with a little splash art blossom in grey and white tones. It softens the geometric pattern and compliments the tones perfectly, creating a beautiful focal point.
"White Wine with Friends"
Sometimes the house frames a painting. As you turn the corner and look through the door into a large kitchen area this painting draws you in and is perfectly framed by the door space.
The client wanted something fun, bright and colourful, and having taken a look on my website was drawn to this style. I created a paintng to fit the space perfectly and the colours contrast nicely with the neutral interior tones.
It really does make you want to go and take a closer look.
"Red wine with Friends 50 year old vintage"
Commissioned as a 50th birthday gift this wonderful piece lights up a dining space with real style which only a piece of original art can. Size colour and theme all created to fit the space perfectly.
Replacing a framed print the client was overjoyed at the end result, I was pretty pleased myself, this one works in the space superbly.
"Weathered Landscape" - 40x24 inches
Large landscape painting full of texture in monochromatic tones. A perfectly proportioned work for above a mantlepiece. Painted in tones to compliment the colours in the room. A painting full of atmosphere and texture largely in black, white and grey with a hint of yellow worked in.
A line of trees against a dark background reminds me of those ancient views that do not change and still exist today.
"30 paintings of London" - each 12x12 inches
I was given a month to create 30 London Paintings as corporate gifts for Wedgewood conference delegates.
I used repeated designs on different coloured backgrounds to create some wonderful iconic London pop art works. The buildings included, Battersea, Tower Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster. An interesting commission which I touroughly enjoyed, it's good to work under a tight deadline and I just love painting London.
I was pleased with the results as was the clients and I thing the delegates at their conference should count themselves lucky to be recieving an original piece of art as their corporate gift, something very special.
"Spring Blossom" - 28x28 inches
Large floral painting full of spring light and energy. A painting of some spring blossom depicting that time of year in early spring when winter is still present and the hedgerows suddenly spring to life with blossom. The client had seen an earlier artwork and loved the style. She chose a background colour and the size to fit her space perfectly.
"Come on...!" - 33x50 inches
A large figurative painting.
Commissioned by a client for a shower room. This was painted on demand to the client's size specifications.
A stunning piece of Pop Art representing a woman struggling to get her bra done up, or is it undone? It raises the possibilities of where she might be going or have come from, is she on her own or is someone else in the room with her?
Every painting tells a story this one has many endings.
"Full of Flowers" - 60x36 inches
A client sent me a colour swatch of material to start this piece off and asked me to paint in the style of one of my large floral works. It wasn't much to work from but as you can see from the images the finished piece looked absolutely fabulous. The size, proportions, colour theme fitted her space perfectly.
"Line of Trees" - 30x30 inches
Large abstract painting of a line of trees commissioned for a client in Richmond. Bought by friends as a special birthday gift. I visited her and took some paintings she was interested in. After consultation I agreed to create something to fit her space based on an earlier work which she loved but which was too small. A painting full of texture with a hint of red added to match the interior design perfectly.
Westminster & Big Ben - 26x40 inches
A london Cityscape painting of Westminster painted in photo realistic popart style using one of my photo images of London.
Commissioned by a client who had seen an earlier painting and requested a similar piece with an ivory coloured sky. Great choice as this works brilliantly and gives the whole piece an old sepia photo feel.
Abstract City No 16 - 9x12 inches
Commissioned by a client in Seattle, USA, for a small space in their kitchen. They chose the size colours and theme of this cityscape painting to match their existing artwork and interior colour scheme.
"I just received my painting and couldn't be more thrilled, It is absolutely perfect. It's almost as though you were here checking out my color scheme!"
"Spring Blossom" - 50x38 inches
Large abstract floral painting for a traditional home in Zurich, Switzerland.
Within the space there is a bread oven where the villagers used to bring their pots and bread to cook whilst working in the fields, picking it up later in the day. I matched the blue of the painting to the facia colour of this feature.
The client was very pleased. "Thank you so much for our Spring Blossom painting, it lights up our dining room and makes such a difference, everyone comments about it with glowing praise."
"The view from Tower Bridge" - 40x30 inches London commission
I was asked to create this London painting, the view from Tower Bridge including the London Assembly Building. My client had worked there for some time and was retiring and wanted a memory of an important element in her life.
A trip to London to take some photo images and working from these this was the resulting finished piece of art. Needless to say she was absolutely stunned, and very happy.
"A Walk to the Beach" - 16x20 inches Father & Son commission
It's what we do with our children, we take them to the beach and have fun carrying them on our shoulders.
Working from the photograph on the left I was asked to create this painting of a Father carrying his Son on his shoulders down to a beach in Cornwall. Memories of a Happy day and childhood captured forever in this touching piece of art.
If you have a photo image you'd like me to work from I'm always happy to help create something special and individual for you.
"First Blossom of Spring" - 26x40 inches
Commissioned by a client to fit into a long tall space on their landing at their beautiful traditional cotswold home.
They had seen a similarly styled work and asked me to create a piece to fit exactly into their space. The vibrancy and theme of this work certainly worked well, and I matched the colours to compliment the existing interior design.
"Thank you for creating something unique and special for us, it lights up the top of the stairs beautifully."
"Ancient Landscape" - 36x36 inches
Commissioned through an interior design consultancy. The client had seen an earlier painting and wanted something similar in style but a little larger to fit their space more precisely.
We live in a landscape which still has many ancient features often highlighted with stands of trees and this modern piece was painted to reflect this connection with the past.
"Spring Blossom" - 60x40 inches
Large abstract spring floral painting ommissioned through an interior art contultancy to be a centre piece in a country house hotel in the Cotswolds which is often used as a wedding venue. The client had seen an earlier painting and wanted something similar as a strong focal point for their venue."
"Abstract City No:15"
18x24 inches framed abstract cityscape painting
Commissioned by the client through a home stager in New York for his Manhattan Apartment. The client had seen a smaller work and wanted a similarly styled piece but larger to his exact size specifications in a silver frame. Always happy to oblige, this work was painted, framed and delivered in 7 days as they were on a tight schedule."
"Silver Birch in Autumn"
76x22 inches abstract painting
Commissioned by a client in Surrey. Creating this piece was all about complimenting a long thin space above a sofa in a lounge. Themed to reflect some silver birch trees outside in their garden, the autumn colours matched the interior perfectly.
I'm always happy to create art to suit your needs, if you have an idea or some images you want me to work from, I'll help you to personalise your art and create something special and unique for you.
"Winter Sails" 63x16 inches seascape painting
Commissioned by a client in London. Having seen an earlier painting they asked me to create a similarly styled piece to her size specification to fit a long thin space. I'm always happy to create art to suit your needs, if you have an idea or some images you want me to work from, I'll help you to personalise your art and create something unique for you.
60x43 inches abstract painting
A painting commissioned for a client in Hong Kong who sent me an image from their vacation in Vancouver Canada, (original photo on the right).
As I began to construct this piece I realised how challenging it would be. Getting the browns right tonally and working in such detail especially reaching into the middle of a large painting wasn't easy but the result was certainly worth it. I am please that many have commented that the painting is better than the original photo image.
"Remembrance" 47x39 inches landscape painting
In 2012 a client asked me if I would create a painting which would sum up the act of remembrance. They wanted a piece of art to donate to the Jewish Military Museum which was moving to a new site. I presented my finished painting in London, to Lord Sterling, in front of an audience of AJEX members - The Association of Jewish Ex Servicemen.
It was a great pleasure to be able to create something which encompasses the act of remembrance, a painting packed with narrative and a substantial amount of emotion. It was equally pleasing to recieve high praise from the members, many of whom have served their country in times of conflict.
"New Day Dawns"
30x20 inches landscape painting
Commissioned by a client in Salt Lake City, USA. They had seen an earlier painting which had been sold and asked me to create a similarly styled piece to their size specification to fit the space and compliment an earlier work which they had purchased.
I was happy to provide them with this wonderful large green landscape. Transient light at dawn when individual features such as trees are just emerging in morning light. A paintnig full of light and tranquility.
"Eliza & Betty went for a walk" 50x30 inches
Commissioned painting of two girls, going for a walk on Parliament Hill London. The client supplied me with a photo their children holding hands which was lovely. We agreed that showing the view from Parliament Hill across the London cityscape was important to this piece. Using photoshop I combined one of my images of this superb view with their original photo to create this beautiful painting.
I then painted it using a simple style with limited tones to create something that would match their space tonaly. I'm always happy to create art to suit your needs, if you have an idea or some images you want me to work from, I'll help you to personalise your art and create something special and unique for you.
"Autumn Mosaic I & II"
20x20 inches abstract painting
Commissioned to compliment one of my earlier pieces of art this abstract painting is full of texture and the vibrant colours of autumn. Now hanging in the USA. The technique looks random and and easy to achieve, however these take quite a bit of planning to create a balance across the whole piece built up over several layers.
"Untitled" 36x24 inches
abstract landscape painting on canvas
Left untitled for the client to choose a name, this piece was a combination of two images sent by the client with a little of Simon style added. Full of texture, an earthy organic abstract landscape matched perfectly to their existing interior design. Now hanging in Connecticut USA.
"Pastel Meadow" & "Sailing by Southern Shore"
For these two commissions my client had seen two of my earlier works. They liked the; theme & style and asked me to create two larger similar works to their size requirements to fit the space available to them in their home.
60x24 inches - London Skyline Cityscape painting completed for a commission delivered to Zurich, Switzerland. To say there is a lot of London in it is an understatement! The landmarks and buildings of the London cityscape are fairly well covered in this painting, with some personal touches too.
Nat West Tower - Big Ben & Westminster - The Gherkin - Heron Tower - Eros - London Eye - Greenwich Observatory - London Bus - London Black Cab - Post Box - Telephone Box - Thames Barge - A Rower - St Paul's Cathedral - The Shard - Westminster Abbey - London Assembly Building - Battersea Power Station - Tower Bridge - The Millennium Dome - Guys Hospital - Tower Bridge - Canary Wharf - The Tower of London - GPO Tower - Nelson's Column - The OXO Building
I was really pleased with the results, some paintings work better than others and the composition and colours tones in this worked really well. It took a long time to complete but was worth every hour spent on it.... and the client's reaction.... "Over the Moon" was the phrase used which is even more pleasing.
40x30 red abstract seascape painting
How Long to Commission a Painting?.... In this instance over 10 years! My client had seen some of my abstract paintings at an exhibition over ten years ago and had promised that when she bought her first home she would treat herself to a piece my art. Sure enough having got on the property ladder this year she found me via google, we exchanged a few emails to discuss size, style and colour and 2 weeks later she has fulfilled her promise to herself.
This large red abstract painting now adorns the walls of her new home, and she is over the moon with it. Some promises are definitely worth keeping. Each painting tells it's own individual story and in this case it's a long one.
30x40 inches alpine painting
I worked from an image provided by the client to produce this stunning mountain painting. A lounge center piece commissioned as a wedding gift for a couple who's holiday home is near to this ski slope, this is their favourite view. If you would like to commission your own view in this style send me an email or give me a call to discuss all you need is an image & I'll do the rest.
15x20 inches x 4 set of four large landscape paintings
A beautiful set of 4 matched landscape paintings commissioned for a sitting room. The view is from the Southdowns at sunset, in rich brown warm tones, this piece was a stunning focal point in a modern apartment bringing a sense of peace and tranquility.