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), Charlie Calder-Potts, Rosalie Watkins, Jamie Coreth, Jamie Routley and renowned photographer Fergus Greer.

We also offer corporate portrait & art commissions for offices.

 
 
 

We've moved!

Come and see us at:
34 Duke Street, St. James's, SW1Y 6DF

 
 
 
Christmas Exhibition

EXHIBITION

Christmas Exhibition

26 November - 23 December

Featuring latest works by Nicky Philipps, Susie Philipps, Jamie Coreth, Jamie Routley, Rosalie Watkins, Nick Bashall, Katya Gridneva, Kenny McKendry, Minna Stevens and Michael Austin

View exhibition

 
 
 
Jamie Coreth

New ARtist

Jamie Coreth

We are delighted to announce that we are now representing portrait painter Jamie Coreth.

View examples of Jamie Coreth's works

 
 
 
Unseen Pablo Picasso Self-Portrait on Show at the Ordovas gallery

News

Unseen Pablo Picasso Self-Portrait on Show at the Ordovas Gallery

A 1901 self-portrait by Pablo Picasso that has not previously been exhibited in public will go on display in central London from October 14.

Self-portrait (Yo Picasso) depicts the Spanish artist and sculptor at the age of 30, looking directly at the viewer while painting by candlelight.

The piece will be displayed alongside a 1969 self-portrait by Francis Bacon and works by Geoff Koons and Damien Hirst.

Bacon's self-portrait, one of his first studies of a single head, has not been publicly exhibited in London for almost 50 years.

Koons' contribution, dating from 1991, comprises a white marble bust atop a base of crystalline shapes.

The exhibition also includes Hirst's With Dead Head, a photograph of the British artist in 1992 posing with the head of a corpse.

The Self exhibition runs until 13 December at the Ordovas gallery.

 
 
 
Joni Duart and Claire Connolly, winners of the Fine Art Commissions Prizes at Lavender Hill Studios, Battersea, London

News

Fine Art Commissions Prize Winners

Joni Duart and Claire Connolly, winners of the Fine Art Commissions Prizes at Lavender Hill Studios, Battersea, London.

 
 
 

News

Picton Castle Art Group

For all inspiring artists Picton Castle Art Group, 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 http://www.pictoncastleartgroup.com/art-courses.html

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

david@pictoncastleartgroup.com

 
 
 
susie philipps exhibition

News

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.

 
 
 
nicky philipps hm queen portrait

Nicky Philipps

Buckingham Palace

Further to the recent announcement on BBC Breakfast, we are delighted to confirm that Nicky Philipps's portrait of H M The Queen is now hanging in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace.

Out of the 140 portraits which The Queen has patiently sat for, only three belong in the Royal Collection; the Coronation Portrait by Sir James Gunn, the controversial head and shoulders by Lucien Freud and now the latest portrait by Nicky Philipps.

If you enjoy Nicky's portrait of HM The Queen, you can show your support by liking her Facebook page, care of Fine Art Commissions.

portrait of the month sara stewart fine art commissions
 
 
 

Pricing

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.

Sign up to receive exhibition news by email

Email address

 
 
 
 
 
 
Unseen Pablo Picasso Self-Portrait on Show at the Ordovas gallery

News

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 Chiara and Cedrick so please do come and admire Raffaello's work.

 
 
 

Great Exhibitions

If you are planning an interesting day out we encourage you to visit Rembrandt: The Late Works, at the National Gallery, Late Turner: Painting Set Free, at the Tate, and Constable: The Making of a Master at the V&A.

 
 
 

News

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.

 
 
 
Howard Morgan

recent Exhibition

Howard Morgan: Latest Work

10 July - 17 OCTOBER 2014

Featuring the collection inspired by the Rock Band: The United States of America

View exhibition

 
 
 
commission portrait artist image 2Telephone

020 7839 2792

+44 20 7839 2792
From outside the UK

sara@fineartcommissions.com

NEW PREMISES

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
 
 
 

Artists we represent include

  • Alastair Adams
  • Jackie Anderson
  • Nick Bashall
  • Paul Benney
  • Felicity Gill
  • Valeriy Gridnev
  • James Hart Dyke
  • Marcus Hodge
  • Sandro Kopp
  • Tom Leveritt
  • Raoul Martinez
  • Etienne Millner
  • Anthony Oakshett
  • Howard Morgan
  • Susie Philipps
  • John Rowley
  • Minna Stevens
  • Toby Ward