Commission a Portrait Artist

For over sixteen 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.


Artists we represent include

  • Alastair Adams
  • Jackie Anderson
  • Nick Bashall
  • Paul Benney
  • Felicity Gill
  • Valeriy Gridnev
  • James Hart Dyke
  • Marcus Hodge
  • Tom Leveritt
  • Raoul Martinez
  • Kenny McKendry
  • Etienne Millner
  • Howard Morgan
  • Anthony Oakshett
  • Gareth Reid
  • Raffaello Romanelli
  • John Rowley
  • Minna Stevens
  • Sam Wadsworth
  • Toby Ward

Current Exhibition

Contemporary Masters

Contemporary Masters

13 February - 20 March

To coincide with the much anticipated John Singer Sargent show at the National Portrait Gallery, Fine Art Commissions, has launched its first ever Contemporary Masters Exhibition; a unique showcase of three leading UK artists who practise the sight-size method favoured by Sargent and Velazquez.

Exhibition dates
Friday 13th February until Friday 20th March

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John Singer Sargent

A really successful evening last night at our Contemporary Master's Private View. We are very grateful to Fiona Bruce for opening the show. Click here to view more pictures

John Singer Sargent

Nicky Philipps on BBC Radio 4 Today, Wednesday 11th February

Listen to Nicky Philipps and Richard Ormand, curator of Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends discuss the importance of Sargent and what makes him stand out from his contemporaries at Discussion begins 02:54:20.

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was undoubtedly one of the greatest portrait painters of his generation. Acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, he was closely connected to many of the other leading artists, writers, actors and musicians of his time. This major exhibition of over seventy portraits spans Sargent's time in London, Paris and Boston as well as his travels in the Italian and English countryside.



Picton Castle Studios

For all inspiring artists Picton Castle Studios, situated in the most stunning Pembrokeshire landscape, is the most brilliant place to learn and practise in the new studios. Sign up for the Spring Term Course at

5 January - 20 March 2015 (half-term, 16 - 20 February)


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National Portrait Gallery

Nicky Philipps's portrait of Simon Weston is hanging in the National Portrait Gallery. The painting was the first portrait to be commissioned by the NPG via a public vote.

The BBC's 'The One Show' featured 12 worthy nominees, which included Michael Palin, Dame Doreen Lawrence, neuroscientist Colin Blakemore and Clive Stafford Smith, amongst others.

Simon Weston won the public vote and the 'sittings' were filmed by The BBC for 'The People's Portrait', which aired on Sunday, 13th April. The portrait was painted entirely from life and was unveiled to great acclaim at the NPG on March, 20th.

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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


Charcoal portraits from £950 - £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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External Exhibition

Joshua Reynolds: Experiments in Paint

Recently opened at the Wallace Collection, this exhibition gives a fresh perspective on one of our greatest portraitists. Revered as an ‘establishment’ artist celebrated for depicting the preeminent figures of his colourful 18th century society, Reynolds’s was also a pioneer of his craft. Bringing together well-known works such as Nelly O’Brien, rare history painting, archival sources and X-ray images, the exhibition reveals new discoveries made during a four-year research project. It gives a wonderful insight into Reynolds’s diversity and innovative creative process, tracing his experimental approaches to technique and composition. The exhibition runs until 7th June 2015.

Joshua Reynolds, Sir Joshua Reynolds, c. 1747-49
© National Portrait Gallery, London

Raffaello Romanelli


A Trip to Florence: Raffaello Romanelli

On a recent trip to Florence visiting Charles Cecil Studios and The Florence Academy of Art, Sara's eye was also caught by the exceptional talent of Italian sculptor Raffaello Romanelli, a descendant of the Romanelli dynasty of internationally renowned sculptors. We now have two of Raffaello's bronze sculptures in the gallery - Cedrick and Torso di Fauno - so please do come and admire Raffaello's work.



Fine Art Commissions in Dubai

We are delighted to announce that Fine Art Commissions is now present in the Middle East.

Our representative Rebecca de Courcy-Ireland, who is based in Dubai, will provide professional guidance to clients looking to commission both corporate and personal portraits.

The move signifies the first ever fine art commissioning agency in the UAE and heralds Fine Art Commissions' entrance into the Middle Eastern art market.