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, and Jamie Coreth.

We also offer corporate portrait & art commissions for offices.


Palm Beach Jewellery, Art and Antique Show

As Great Britain’s leading portraiture agency, Fine Art Commissions will be joining other world-renowned dealers and collectors at this year’s Palm Beach Jewellery, Art and Antique Show. Taking place between 11-16th February 2016, our stand will showcase a solo exhibition by Nicky Philipps, which will include examples of past portrait commissions, including HM Queen Elizabeth II that is on permanent display in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace, as well as a selection of Nicky’s still life’s for sale.

Please visit for more information.

View Exhibition Works


PAST ExhibitionNicky Philipps: Travels with my Paintbox exhibition

Susie Philipps: Flowers and Still Life

25th November –
23rd December 2015

The exhibition consisted of approximately 40 still life and flower paintings with a price range of £300 to £8,000, the average price being £1,800

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The Cadogan Estate has two studios available to rent in Chelsea. They are below market rent and are for the sole use of artists, which demonstrates the integrity and support Cadogan Estate show for our artistic community.



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Goya – Visions of Flesh and Blood, featuring Nicky Philipps

To coincide with Goya: The Portraits, the landmark exhibition currently on display at the National Gallery in London, this film travels to significant sites in Spain such as Goya’s hometown, the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace in Madrid, enriching our understanding of the artist’s life and works.

Inspired by Goya’s ground-breaking abilities and far reaching legacy, Nicky Philipps gives us an insight into the contemporary process of painting portraits.

The film is released nationwide on 1st December 2015. To view the trailer, please click here:

For information on screenings visit



Nicky Philipps: Simon Weston

Nicky Philipps’s portrait of Falklands veteran Simon Weston in Simon Schama’s Face of Britain at the National Portrait Gallery

"There are gems worth seeing…Nicky Philipps’ portrait of the Falklands veteran Simon Weston, for example, is that rare thing: a good contemporary portrait in oil."
Bendor Grosvenor, The Financial Times, 2015

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Simon Weston, Nicky Philipps, oil on canvas, 2014 © National Portrait Gallery, London



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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]

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HM Queen Elizabeth II
oil on canvas
80 x 40 ins


External Exhibitions

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Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture

This exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum brings together over eighty prints and photographs that explore how contemporary artists’ have responded to the genre of portraiture over the past twenty years. Works by artists including Grayson Perry and Julian Opie range from colour woodcuts and photographs to black and white etchings, paper silhouettes and bronze medals.

The show highlights how artists continue to draw inspiration from the past, experimenting with traditional media including miniatures, medals and masks. Both real and fictional individuals are featured and issues such as migration are explored. The exhibition runs until 24 April 2016.

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Luc and Ludivine get married, No. 7, Julian Opie, 2007 © Julian Opie and Alan Cristea Gallery

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34 Duke Street, St James's, London, SW1Y 6DF

(There is a car park opposite the gallery under the Cavendish Hotel. From £6 per hour.)

10am - 6pm Monday to Thursday
10am - 5pm Friday
During exhibitions we are open on Saturday, 11am – 5pm


Charcoal portraits from £600 - £7,500
Oil portraits from £1,500 - £55,000

Works for Sale

If you are looking to build a collection and would like to see our works for sale please view our Current Works for Sale section.

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We are delighted to announce our association with Qinlan Ye of Lan Art Gallery, Shanghai. Qinlan will represent Fine Art Commissions in Hong Kong and China as of 1st January 2016.



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New Acquisition

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The Batsman
by Howard Morgan

oil on canvas
49¼ x 39¼ ins
(125 x 100 cm)

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Paul Benney

Paul Benney’s portrait of Brian Stewart, Captain with the 1st Battalion, is one of twelve portraits in ‘The Last of the Tide’, an exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace that was commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales following the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy last year.

The exhibition showcases a series of unique and touching portraits that honour some of the remarkable men that played a part in the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944.

Brian Stewart was the Anti-Tank Platoon Commander with the Tyneside Scottish who helped to rescue comrades in the 8th Battalion of the Parachute Regiment who were cut off for several days in their attempt to destroy the bridges over the River Dives.

Involving nearly 7,700 ships and 12,000 aircraft, the D-Day landings remain the largest amphibious invasion in history and resulted in the liberation of German-occupied France.

The exhibition will be touring to The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh in January 2016.

Brian Stewart © Paul Benney


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The Jockey Club commissioned Paul Benney to paint HM The Queen, patron of the Club, in recognition of Her Majesty’s exceptional contribution to British horseracing. The painting was recently unveiled by The Queen at The National Stud in Newmarket to mark its centenary year. The painting hangs in the historic Jockey Club rooms as part of its impressive art collection and depicts the Queen with Estimate, her mare that won the Ascot Gold Cup.

HM Queen Elizabeth II with Gold Cup winner Estimate © Paul Benney