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Fine Art Commissions’ expertise and unbiased judgement was extremely valuable and we would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
Richard MorrisThe client was so thrilled with the corporate portrait Rosalie Watkins painted for him that he recommissioned her to paint two private portraits. Fine Art Commissions oversaw all three projects from initial meeting to choose an artist through to framing.
“What we can do today we never do tomorrow” is a truism. So people put off having their portraits painted till they have - too often - lost the bloom of youth. So when I wandered by chance into Sara's gallery and saw Nicky's wonderful pictures I thought - fuck it - and commissioned her to paint Arthur while he was in his prime. And his descendants will thank me in spades for doing it.
I had assumed that sitting for a portrait would involve feeling intimidated for hours on end in complete silence, under the intense scrutiny of an equally intense artist. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Part of Nicky’s great talent is to engage and relax. Within moments you’re old friends, meeting for a gossip, it’s just that one of you keeps dabbing at a canvas. I admit to feeling a little bereft when the whole thing was finished, our chatting time had come to an end. But the portrait had come to life.
It was a privilege and a glorified ego massage!
Boris JohnsonThis portrait captures the Boris Johnson as the very busy editor of The Spectator in an informal pose, seated in a deck chair and holding a cup of coffee. The artist was working under strict time pressure, with fifteen minutes to determine the composition and photograph the sitter who was multitasking to the max. She spotted a deck chair outside and suggested this for the location, which cunningly meant that the sitter was trapped on the roof with no distractions for those precious minutes! We represent a number of artists who can adhere to time restraints and not let this upset the quality of their work.