Commissioned Art

Along with offering to personalise the art for sale in my shop with a name or special message, I also create one-off commissions. Below are works completed for very happy punters. I can create your project utilising good old pencil, paint and paper or, create something photographically with the power of pixels. Please contact me if you have an idea you would like to discuss. If I don’t think I can do justice to your idea, I might be able to point you in the right direction towards another artist. Sharing is caring right?

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Just For Jennifer…

A customer visited my shop and requested a commission for her musically talented daughter, Jennifer. Jennifer plays the violin, the clarinet and the guitar. I was asked to include all three instruments. I often know quite early on, when I’m going in the wrong direction with something but choose to ignore the signs. I did that with this commission. I messed about with an idea I knew full well wasn’t going to bite the biscuit. And then… the idea of creating a new instrument from all three. This is the Clariviotar, a coming together of all the instruments Jennifer plays. At the top of the art, is the musical score from Donovan’s hit Jennifer Juniper and etched in at the base of the instrument, the words, Just for Jennifer. It was music to their eyes.

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Like sister and brother…

This was a fun commission to produce two pieces of art for a brother and sister. The art had to depict their favourite hobbies. He’s a mad keen football fan and she loves her horses. Intended as a birthday present, they both appear in each others art and so do their mum and dad, running and cycling in the background. They live in deepest Devon so I’ve also lobbed in a few green pastures and a healthy mix of farm animals too.

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I Can Hear Music…

This is a commission for a pair of loved-up music lovers. They wanted a piece of art which reminded them of their time together and how they first met yet included their musical taste. I decided my approach would not be with pictures but with words. Using a little artistic licence, I created their story of how they met, using the song titles of the music they loved. They very kindly agreed to let me display a copy in my shop and if anybody else wanted to purchase it, they could – and they have!

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Willow’s life…

This is Willow. Her owners asked me to capture her on paper depicting stages of her her life. From being found behind bars in a far off land, sunning herself on a beach, chilling out with friends and opening her Christmas presents. From photographic references I produced this 12 image piece of art in pencil.

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