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Commissioning a painting or drawing

Commissioned Painting of Finnieston Crane and Glasgow ArcMany of the paintings and drawings I produce are commissioned, often as a gift for a loved one or to commemorate a special occasion like a wedding, a retirement, an anniversary or a birthday.

The special date can be incorporated into the painting and you will then have an heirloom that will long outlast other traditional gifts and won't be forgotten. It is also quite common for people to commission paintings for themselves!

Subject matter covered has included houses, churches and other buildings, wedding venues, boats, seascapes, landscapes and pets like dogs, cats and horses.

Prices start at around £180.00 for a framed oil painting and around £120.00 for a framed pencil drawing.

It really is quite simple to commission a painting. I will be happy to discuss all your requirements and answer all the questions you may have without any obligation. You will be supplied with details of different sized paintings along with an exact cost for each and you can then pick one which best suits your budget.

Oil painting of Turnberry Golf Course
Commissioned Oil painting of Turnberry Golf Course
Commissioned Oil painting of Turnberry Golf Course

Turnberry Sunset (triptych) Each panel 24 x 28 ins. Oil
Commissioned by a keen golfer and Turnberry Golf Club member.

If you are thinking of commissioning a painting or drawing then please contact me and I can let you see further samples of previous work and give you an accurate cost without any obligation.

The process is fairly simple:

A painting can be produced in about three to four weeks after the sketch is approved (quicker if necessary!).

To give you an idea of the cost of an oil painting, please see the guide below. These prices are for an un-framed painting and are based on a fairly straightforward seascape or landscape. More detailed subject matter like houses and buildings, boats, cars, portraits of people and animals etc. may cost more. Please note that paintings can be made at any size you would like. Black and white pencil drawings will work out at around half the cost of an oil painting, depending on the subject matter.

I will be pleased to arrange framing for you if you wish and can email you images of suggested frames and let you have a cost before going ahead. Alternatively I can supply your painting unframed for you to arrange your own framing.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions and I'll be very happy to help.

Commissioning a Painting or Drawing - Enquiries

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Price Guide for Artist Commissions

Painting Size Cost
6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm) £225.00
10 x 10 inches (25 x 25 cm) £330.00
14 x 14 inches (35 x 35 cm) £435.00
20 x 20 inches (50 x 50 cm) £595.00

5 x 8 inches (13 x 20 cm) £225.00
8 x 13 inches (20 x 32 cm) £330.00
12 x 20 inches (30 x 50 cm) £495.00
16 x 26 inches (40 x 65 cm) £575.00

Fine Art Prints can also be personalised with a handwritten message - at no extra cost - and the range available and prices can be found on the the Fine Art Prints page.  Please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements.

Commissioned Oil Painting of Dumfries House 10 x 25 ins. Oil

Dumfries House 10 x 25 ins. Oil
Commissioned by East Ayrshire Council as a 60th birthday
present to HRH Prince Charles, who owns Dumfries House.



Commissioned painting of Cameron and his Dad.

Cameron and his Dad 20 x 16 ins. Oil
A gift from a friend to a proud father.



Commissioned drawing of Paul and Jean on Graphite

Paul and Jean 10 x 20 ins. Graphite
A present to the couple from a friend.



commissioned drawing of a violin and bow on graphite

Violin and Bow 8 x 20 ins. Graphite
One of eight musical instrument illustrations commissioned by London
based Colour House Graphics who published them as greetings cards.



Whitehill Farm 14 x 20 ins. Oil
A Christmas gift to the farmer from his wife.



Commissioned drawing of motor cycles

Italian Duo 18 x 30 ins. Graphite
Commissioned by the proud owner of these two Italian motorcycles.



Oil Painting of Netherby Sunset

Netherby Sunset 25 x 40 ins. Oil
The view from the owner’s childhood home and commissioned
by him and his wife to hang in their new home in Australia.



Graphite drawng commission of Labrador dog

Konoboly Just Dandy 20 x 16 ins. Graphite
Commissioned by the loving owner of this black labrador.
One of a number of animal portraits carried out.


Painting of horse

Wera 16 x 20 inches Oil
Commissioned by the owner's family as a birthday
present - all the way from Sweden!


Painting of Turnberry Lighthouse

Turnberry Lighthouse and Ailsa Craig at Sunset 11 x 16 inches Oil
Commissioned by the owner in California to remind
him of his childhood in Ayrshire, Scotland


Fordyce Castle

Fordyce Castle 34 x 38 cm Oil
Commissioned as a wedding present by the bride for the groom



Wedding Anniversary gift

16 x 20 inches Oil
Commissioned by a husband as a First Wedding Anniversary present for his wife


Nought To Sixty

Nought To Sixty 75 x 100cm Oil
Commissioned as a 60th birthday present for a motor bike enthusiast by his wife - also a bike enthusiast!

Oil Painting commission Western House, Ayr 14 x 14 ins. Oil

Western House, Ayr 14 x 14 ins. Oil
A wedding present to a couple who were married here.




Forth Bridge commission 20 x 30 ins. Oil

Forth Bridge 20 x 30 ins. Oil
One of 14 paintings commissioned by Motherwell
Bridge - who manufactured the restoration equipment
used on the Forth Bridge - for their 1998 Calendar.




commissioned Oil Painting of the sunset over the Island of Arran

Sunset over Arran 13 x 33 ins. Oil
Commissioned by a lady as a birthday gift to her husband.




Commissioned oil painting of Major Sir Richard Henderson

Major Sir Richard Henderson KCVO TD 24 x 17 ins. Oil
This portrait was commissioned by the three Ayrshire
councils as a gift to Major Sir Richard Henderson who
was retiring as Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire and Arran.




Oil painting of sunset over Culzean Bay

Sunset over Culzean Bay 7 x 17.5 ins. Oil
A wedding gift to a couple who enjoyed walking
this stretch of coastline with their dog.




Oil painting of old truck

Delivering the Potatoes 18 x 30 ins Acrylic
One of a few classic vehicles I was commissioned to paint
by Lord David Kennedy from his vintage collection. 




Oil painting of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela 36 x 28 ins. Oil
Commissioned by a fan and supporter.



Painting of Labrador

Megan   20 x 16 inches   Oil
Commissioned by the son of the owners as a present


Fordyce Castle

(Title not shown for privacy) 36 x 48 inches Oil
This magnificent country house was commissioned by the owner



Topsy Ojo

Topsy Ojo scoring a try on his England debut in Auckland, New Zealand on 14 June 2008. Commissioned by his brother as a present to celebrate this tremendous sporting achievement.





Nought To Sixty

Nought To Sixty (close up)