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.

 
 

NEWS

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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

 
 
 

NEWS

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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]

Press clipping

 

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HM Queen Elizabeth II
2013
oil on canvas
80 x 40 ins

 
 
 

New Acquisition

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The Batsman
by Howard Morgan

oil on canvas
49¼ x 39¼ ins
(125 x 100 cm)
£48,000

 
 
 

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Summer 2015

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.

 
 
 

External Exhibitions

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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

 

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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

 

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020 7839 2792

+44 20 7839 2792
From outside the UK

sara@fineartcommissions.com

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.)

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

Pricing

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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BLOG

Our Blog

Read about portraiture, exhibitions, and current events in our blog

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Art Classes Wales at Picton Castle Studios

Picton Castle is situated in a spectacular location close to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Whether you enjoy painting at home or have not picked up a paintbrush since school, the Art Classes are specially designed to give artists, of all abilities, the opportunity to paint together and share ideas in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

We have an exciting selection of painting courses taking place this Summer and Autumn. The next opportunity to paint alongside Nicky Philipps is in her sight-size masterclass at the end of September and Still Life in oil course at the beginning of November.

For more information, including class announcements and to book a place on one of the courses, please call 01239 891 899 or visit www.artclasseswales.com

 
 
 
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ARTIST News

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

 
 
 

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