Commission a Portrait Artist
For over eighteen years (formerly from Walton & Bury St.) we've provided a service to help people commission a portrait and other bespoke works of art. We have stayed at the top through:
- Representing the best and most consistent portrait artists
- Understanding the individual needs of our clients
- Charging the same as if you went direct to a portrait artist's studio
- Unequalled experience and market insight when dealing with portrait commissions for UK and International Clients
- Personal back up throughout the project
- Remaining independent of artists' societies
Portrait commissions include Male Portraits, Female Portraits, Group Portraits, Child Portraits and Portrait Sculpture, along with many other subjects including Copies, Miniature & Posthumous Paintings.
Portrait painters, exclusive to Fine Art Commissions, include Nicola Jane Philipps (Nicky), Susie Philipps, Rosalie Watkins, Jamie Coreth, Jamie Routley and renowned photographer Fergus Greer.
We also offer corporate portrait & art commissions for offices.
Nicky Philipps on BBC art series Fake or Fortune
Watch Nicky Philipps, Fiona Bruce and international art dealer Philip Mould investigate whether a painting that hangs in Picton Castle, Nicky’s ancestral home in Pembrokeshire, is really painted by celebrated impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir.
Watch on iPlayer
Nicky Philipps' Portrait of HM The Queen for Sale
Read The Sunday Times article on the sale of a previously-unfinished version of Nickys Philipps' royal portrait.
The Sunday Times article [subscription]
HM Queen Elizabeth II
oil on canvas
80 x 40 ins
by Howard Morgan
oil on canvas
49¼ x 39¼ ins
(125 x 100 cm)
We have a selection of past commissions by our artists hanging in the gallery, including the portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Nicky Philipps, which is being sold to fund a new figurative art school espousing traditional techniques in Pembrokeshire.
Girl – Lucian Freud
Recently opened at Ordovas, this exhibition focuses on Lucian Freud’s poignant portraits of Lady Caroline Blackwood, which chart their relationship from 1950 until their separation in 1956. Freud and Lady Caroline eloped to Paris when Lady Caroline was just twenty two, where she became one of his most enigmatic muses. Originally viewed as somewhat disturbing images, these intimate portraits are now seen as some of Freud’s most delicate and heartfelt works. The exhibition runs until 1st August 2015.
Ordovas, 25 Savile Row, London, W1S 2ER
Lucian Freud, Hotel Bedroom, 1954 © Lucian Freud Archive Photo: Lucian Freud Archive
Reflections on the Self: From Durer to Struth
This exhibition at Christie’s Mayfair documents the alluring genre of self-portraiture since the 15th century, bringing together an exciting range of works by esteemed artists including Albrecht Durer, Francisco Goya, Rembrandt van Rijn, Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse and Marlene Dumas. Similarly to our current ‘Selfie’ exhibition, the works on show highlight the diversity of self-portraiture in terms of both purpose and style, emphasising its intimate connection to intriguing questions of identity and technique and continuing status as a powerful visual genre. The exhibition runs until 5th September 2015.
Christie’s Mayfair, 103 New Bond Street, London W1S 1ST
BP Portrait Award
This annual favourite at the National Portrait Gallery remains an unmissable highlight of the art calendar, showcasing the remarkable nature of contemporary portrait painting. Now in its thirty-sixth year, it remains one of the most distinguished international portrait painting competitions and demonstrates the genre’s impressive versatility, with works on show that range from family members, figurative nudes and celebrities to expressive sketches. The exhibition runs until 20th September 2015.
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
Borja Buces Renard, My Mother and My Brother on a Sunday Evening © Borja Buces Renard