How to Commission a Painting

An original custom oil painting or portrait of a loved-one, pet, home or favourite landscape is a truly wonderful gift for special people in your life.  And for it to happen all I need are a few of your favourite photos to work from.

You are welcome to email me sending photos for me to assess, advise and discuss the picture you would like me to paint in line with your budget and without oblgation.

If you need your painting by a deadline date, please let me know as quickly as possible and I will move heaven and earth, as well as staying up all night to ensure you receive your painting in good time.

Personal contact between client and myself is a vital part of my process, because it helps enormously to learn as much as possible about subjects. 

Contact is on-going as you will find work-in-progress images popping into your inbox regularly, so you are always aware how your commission is developing and can offer feedback. Your painting becomes a personal collaboration between us. And your painting will only be shipped after it has your full approval. 

I use artist quality oils or acrylic paints.  Both are fabulous, whilst having different characteristics. Acrylic paint dries almost immediately, whereas oil paint takes much longer and time allowed for work to dry before safe to ship.

Your commission will be painted on a high quality primed canvas stretched on a wood frame, with painting continued on the sides. It comes with a hanger or wire attached so it can be displayed on your wall as soon as delivered.  You can of course add a frame later if you wish.  (If requested heavy watercolour paper, board or loose prepared canvas options are also available). Your painting will be signed BEE on the front and comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

As an artist I'm inspired by the affection my clients have for the subjects they commission me to paint. Whether it's their child, partner, parent, family pet, home or a favourite place, I find love infectious and some how it gets right into the paint.

Take a look at just some of the paintings I have already painted for happy clients. Then email me and let's talk.

I will paint a subject of your choosing; children, grandchild, wife, husband, mother, father, grandparents, any animal or pet, your house or a favourite landscape. The choice is yours. All I need are good photographs to work from.  I accept credit card and Paypal payments securely. 

I work to your exact requirements of size and budget.  Commissioning a custom painting costs less than you might think and you may be surprised how well what you want can be made to fit your budget. Your satisfaction is guaranteed, because in the very unlikely event that you are not completely thrilled with my work (so far all my clients have been delighted) I will keep the painting to add to my portfolio and happily give you a full refund.

Here's what you do:


Email me photos without obligation for me to assess, advise, and together discuss your requirements. If the painting is needed for a particular date, please let me know as early as possible.

Examples of just some of the sizes available, if you don't see the size you want, please ask:


3 x 4 in approx (8 x 10 cm)
4 x 5 in approx (10 x 13 cm)
5 x 7 in approx (13 x 18 cm)
6 x 6 in approx (15 x 15 cm)
6 x 8 in approx (15 x 20 cm)
8 x 8 in approx (20 x 20 cm)
8 x 10 in approx (20 x 24 cm)
10 x 12 in approx (24 x 30 cm) 
10 x 14 in approx (24 x 3 5 cm)
12 x 12 in approx (30 x 30 cm)
12 x 16 in approx (30 x 40 cm)
16 x 16 in approx (40 x 40 cm)
16 x 20 in approx (40 x 50 cm)
20 x 20 in approx (50 x 50 cm)
20 x 24 in approx (50 x 60 cm)
24 x 24 in approx (60 x 60 cm)
24 x 30 in approx (60 x 75 cm)
28 x 28 in approx (70 x 70 cm)
30 x 30 in approx (75 x 75 cm)

Larger sizes available


We agree price and after payment, before I begin work, I shall need your final selection of photo images, preferably more than one. For portraits please choose high quality photos that are taken in close-up, have a facial expression you love and typical of the subject, especially with a clear view of the eyes. Shots taken in daylight are best please.  No flash.

For landscapes and outdoor scenes the best photos to work with are often those taken in early morning or late afternoon when shadows are long and colours interestingly varied.


Now you can sit back and enjoy the work-in-progress images that will drop into your inbox from start to completion of your painting. Your feedback is always welcome and details will be discussed with you at every stage.


An image of your finished painting will be emailed to you and your painting will not be shipped to you until it has your full approval. In the unlikely event that you are not completely thrilled (so far all my clients have been delighted) I will keep the painting to add to my portfolio and happily give you a full refund.


The artwork will be carefully protected and packaged, and sent anywhere in the World FREE of additional charge with Tracking number, signature required on delivery.

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