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, and Jamie Routley
We also offer corporate portrait & art commissions for offices.
Susie Philipps: Flowers and Still Life
25th November –
23rd December 2015
The exhibition will consist of approximately 40 still life and flower paintings with a price range of £300 to £8,000, the average price being £1,800
View Exhibition Works
Nicky Philipps: Travels with my Paintbox
Travels with my Paintbox showcased Nicky Philipps’s first solo exhibition of landscape paintings. Please click here to view exhibition works
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 www.exhibitiononscreen.com
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
Please click here for further information:
Simon Weston, Nicky Philipps, oil on canvas, 2014 © National Portrait Gallery, London
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
Jean-Etienne Liotard, Royal Academy of Arts
Jean-Etienne Liotard was an outlandish and unique portraitist who vividly captured the splendour of the Enlightenment. Liotard was a master of self-promotion as well as an extensive traveller. Known as 'the Turk' following a voyage to the Ottoman Empire during which he wore Oriental costume, he painted expatriates as well as what he saw around him. At the height of his power, Liotard painted members of the royal family from Britain, France and Austria and created alluring portraits in his trademark of pastels on parchment. The exhibition runs until 31 January 2016.
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Julie de Thellusson-Ployard', Jean-Etienne Liotard, Pastel on vellum, 1760, Museum Oskar Reinhart. Rodolphe Dunki, Geneva; acquired 1935 Photo SIK-ISEA. Photography; Philipp Hitz.
Simon Schama’s Face of Britain
In partnership with the BBC, historian Simon Schama’s exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery brings together British art and history in order to explore the development, nature and significance of portraiture over the centuries. Working closely with curators, this exhibition gives us for the first time the opportunity to view the genre through the themes of Power, Love, Fame, People and Self. The exhibition runs until 4 January 2016 and will coincide with a five-part series on BBC Two.
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
Simon Schama at the National Portrait Gallery, London © Oxford Film and Television Ltd
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