I offer a unique collaborative commissioning process for those who want to get involved in some art-making. I invite you to start off the canvas before I add layers on top with my colourful abstract expressionist style.

You choose what the painting will be about. It could be a portrait of a loved one, a child, yourself, a pet, an object, or even an abstract idea or a quality, situation or thing you would like to manifest into your life. The artwork can be used to transform a room, to give yourself inspiration and encouragement, to give as a gift, hang in a commercial space or something else entirely.

We start the process with a consultation to discover information about the subject, to guide my decisions on colour, size and content, find out where the painting will live, your aims for the commission and how you want it to make you feel. For more abstract content there is a meditation involved to help visualise it. If there are aspects of my previous artwork you would like included in yours you can let me know. For portraits I need a good quality photograph before I can get started.


In addition to my usual process of mixed media collage and layering, portrait subjects are recognisable yet still retaining a loose, abstract expressionist feel. Commissioned artwork is unique to you and your collaborative input helps to create meaningful, one-of-a-kind artwork that you can enjoy for a long time to come.

How It Works


Fill out the enquiry form below or email me. I will get in touch to arrange a consultation by email, phone, or face to face, as you prefer. If you decide to go ahead a commissioning agreement with a quote will be sent to you for signature and a 50% deposit is payable.


I send you the rolled up canvas in the post to complete your artwork, or you come to the studio instead. This is your chance to get creative in whatever way you want, scribble, draw, write, splash, print shapes, print your hands or body parts! You can do anything you want, just try to leave at least some white spaces.


Send the canvas back to me in the same packaging it arrived in (if applicable) and wait to receive an image of the final artwork.


Make final payment, sign sales agreement and receive original artwork by courier or come to collect from the studio.

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