I count myself among the long tradition of artists who ply their trade on both sides of the artistic divide; that is as both a fine artist as well as a commercial artist. The former paints whatever they choose to, with the hope that someone will appreciate it enough to take the painting home, and the later is a 'hired gun' who is asked to create an image based on the request of a client for use in an ad or book jacket, for example. While I enjoy the freedom and challenge of coming up with my own ideas to paint, working together with others to realize a collective creative goal, is equally rewarding.
Since the opening of the Kilby Gallery, commissioned work is expanding to occupy a larger share of my current painting projects, which is fine by me. I always do myvery best to be sure that; along with meeting or exceeding the clients' expectations, these commissioned paintings meet my own expectations for every painting I do, and will be included proudly in my own body of work.
If there is a special scene, home, person, pet or who knows what in your heart that you would like to see transformed into your own unique, one off piece of art, please get in touch and we can discuss the possibilities!
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below are a collection of the work created as commission pieces at the Kilby Gallery