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This commission was presented as a birthday present. Fine Art Commissions helped choose an artist who worked in a traditional technique that would fit in with the sitter’s private collection, but in a contemporary style which would also represent the era in which the portrait was painted.

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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 Morris

The 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.

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“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 Saras' 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.

Francis Fulford


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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.

Hugh Bonneville


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This commission needed to be completed before the sitter’s birthday and sittings had to be arranged to fit in with his busy routine as a professional golfer. We discussed several different painting styles with the client and settled on an artist with a traditional style who would achieve a fantastic likeness and best-reflect his roots through his dress, including the kilt.

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A portrait is a collaboration between the artist and the sitter and this painting is a wonderful example of that. The artist and Alan Rickman were working together on a project at the time the portrait was painted and they got on very well. This allowed Rickman to relax during sittings and give the artist the opportunity to capture his character in a remarkable way.

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It was a privilege and a glorified ego massage!

Boris Johnson

This 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.

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For this commission, Sara advised the client to choose an artist with a modern painting style that would suit a younger sitter. The artist only asks for one sitting which can be incredibly useful if children are at school or university and are only at home for short periods of time.

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Dr Who actor Matt Smith had one sitting for this portrait. The artist worked from photographs and built up the portrait from segments of colour to create a striking likeness.

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This portrait was named Winner of the Young Artist Award for the BP Portrait Award in 2012. We encourage our artists to experiment with composition and this three-way self-portrait gives the viewer an insight into the artist’s psyche and studio, while also hinting at how his portrait process is practised.