On this page you can see examples of work commissioned in the recent past - these are in my chosen medium of pastel, apart from the commercial work pictured which is in line and wash. I normally work at the studio from photographs I have taken on the spot , often within West Cumbria, though I can also work from reference photographs supplied by the client if they are of sufficient quality. Sometimes the precise choice of view is left up to me, for example if asked for ''''a painting of Buttermere'''' , sometimes an exact viewpoint is specified, or ''hills to be included'', or recently I have composed a number of photographs ,then discussed and selected the choice of reference image with the client. Today this can be done via e-mail too if the client doesn''t want to travel to the studio. Popular subjects have been a personal favourite view in the landscape, the clients'' house or other view in their home town. The paintings have been well received as gifts for people leaving a workplace or retiring, or as wedding/ anniversary/ birthday/ Christmas gifts of course.
The price for a framed pastel painting in my ''standard'' size and choice of framing ,of approximately 23'''' x 18'''' (external frame size) done to commission will be from £295 for a West Cumbrian subject - with added costs for example for time spent on location, expenses getting to the location, or for a particularly complicated or detailed view which takes more time, or for a larger picture .These and other requirements will be discussed individually. Please feel free to enquire (Tel. (+44) 01900 823521,or see ''contact'' page). I have successfully delivered framed paintings internationally as well as within the U.K. and can obtain a quote for this if necessary.
''Sailing on Bassenthwite'' - painting produced from clients'' own photographs.
''''Chopwell Woods sawmill, circa 1940'''' - a visualisation of a historical scene involving extensive research - pastel.
A pastel commissioned as a wedding gift, in slightly muted colours
Valentines Mansion & Gardens illustration - Commissioned by the London Borough of Redbridge, reproduced as an A4 leaflet for use as a visitor guide to the recently restored site.
Larger panoramic pastel (image size 28.5" x 14.5") with the view composed from the client''s own photographs. Pricing for this size of commission available on request.
Commissioned landscape view in pastel.
Commissioned pastel ,view of a market garden.
Cumbrian commission , price £300.
A specific view commissioned by regular visitors to the area.
Commissioned pastel 2013. Large size panoramic format view from Low Fell. Image 670mm x 340mm. Frame size 900mm x 580mm.
This is a larger painting than my usual format, but with the same degree of detail, approx. 15 days work, price guide £1000 region.
''Cockermouth from Mickle Brows'' - Commissioned pastel, 2013. Guide price £350.