Sara Stewart: Live on BBC World News

BBC World News

Nick Bashall’s portrait of HRH Princess Anne and Nicky Philipps' portrait of HM The Queen were featured on BBC World News, as shown above.

Sara Stewart, founder of Fine Art Commissions was interviewed about commissioning portraits during the daily “Talking Business” hour. Aaron Heslehurst asked Sara about the relevance of portraiture today, giving Sara the opportunity to highlight the importance of commissioning a portrait, not just as a wise investment but also for the enjoyment of future generations.


Nicky Philipps

Country Life

Nicky Philipps exhibition featured as an Unmissable Event in this week’s issue of Country Life.

JULY 2017

Nicky Philipps

The London Magazine: By Royal Appointment

The July issue of The London Magazine, features a brilliant interview with Nicky Philipps.

30TH JUNE 2017

Fresh Paint Exhibition: Wales

Fine Art Commissions is heading to Wales for the month of July for “Fresh Paint”, a selling exhibition and painting competition held at Picton Castle, the family home to Nicky Philipps.

The winning paintings and additional works, chosen by Sara Stewart, will be exhibited at our St. James’s gallery between 3rd and 18th August 2017.

For more information regarding the works for sale please see:

Picton Castle Studios, Blaen-Nor, Henllan Amgoed, SA34 OSE.
The gallery will be open daily between 10am and 5pm.

London:  Lulu 020 7839 2792
Wales:  Elaine 01994 448 600

31ST MARCH 2017

Rosalie Watkins

The Telegraph

Delighted to see Rosalie Watkins's portrait of Professor Aditi Lahiri in the Daily Telegraph today. Rosalie's comments on the portrait:

It is always special to have a small window in to someone's life for the period of painting them, and it was a real privilege to spend time with Aditi, and see her world.

I visited her a few times before deciding on a composition, and in the end went for something quite simple and stripped back, with just the graphic marks running through the background to reference the structural nature of her subject, linguistics.

She has spent time in various academic institutions worldwide, and it seems that her dedication and love for her subject defines her more than the locations that her work takes her to, so that also tied in with an unspecific background. The painting is oil on canvas, and 100 x 90 cm.