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

Forthcoming 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, will launch 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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Howard Morgan

Howard Morgan

On display at the gallery until Friday 30th January.

Marlborough's March to the Danube 1704
(And we reached our ground at about 9
39.5 x 80 ins

Howard Morgan

The long march to the Danube was the most fabled incident of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). It consisted of 60,000 men who marched 250 miles to the Danube in the summer of 1704, resulting in the triumphant victory at Blenheim on August 13th.

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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.

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.

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From outside the UK


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


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.


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.



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.