Commissions


Many Skylark artists are happy to undertake commissions, so if you see a work you like, but would like a custom-made version eg, larger, smaller or in a different colour perhaps, or maybe you’d like a portrait of a particular person, pet or of a specific place, we at Skylark like to say “Anything is possible.” Just tell us your ideas and wishes and we’ll do our best to help.

Just email the gallery on info@skylarkgalleries.com or contact your chosen artist directly to discuss your wishes and they will arrange the details with you.

Artist Commission typeCost
Nicolette CarterTakes commission in her own style. Nicolette Carter specialises in paintings on canvas, that tell a story or have symbolic meaning for the client. 

Price depends on size and level of detail.
Range 20 cm x 15 cm to 110cm x 100cm. 
Price range £50 to £1500 with free shipping. 

For examples and contact details click here.

Joanne HodgenTakes commissions from children’s photos, capturing the spirit of the image rather than a genuine likeness. Jo Hodgen’s paintings are currently mostly of her children and are intended to be fun. For a guide to commissioning portraits of your own and cost click here.
Sarah KnightLinocut print & oil-based land & seascapes.
If you see one of Sarah Knight’s limited edition linocuts that you like, but not in the colours for you, she can mix her printing inks to the colour palette you require.

For land and seascapes, she can semi-abstract from one or more photographs you provide, adding the texture and movement that are a theme of these paintings.

To discuss a commission, contact Sarah via info@skylarkgalleries.com
Mark LodgeLandscape, mountain paintings and London views.
Mark Lodge is inspired by the diverse architecture around London especially by the Thames and truly magnificent mountain scenery of the Swiss Alps.

Cost depends on subject and size. To discuss a commission: mark.f.lodge@gmail.com
For examples click here.
Vivien PhelanWomen and dogs.
Open to interpreting people’s ideas.
Vivien Phelan’s inspiration starts from people and a mixture of Victorian statuettes and English language sayings. All her work is frost proof so can be used indoors or out.

To discuss your requirements and obtain a quote: vivienphelan@hotmail.com
Sara Sherwood
Cityscape, landscape, abstract and abstract portrait. 

Sara Sherwood creates cityscapes and abstracts in oil on canvas. She starts by chatting about which pieces of her art you like, listening and interpreting, she then sketches ideas and discusses colours. By the end of the conversation she is ready to create something unique for you.

I love painting on commission, it gives me purpose and I paint with gratitude. I can create a dramatic statement piece or something more calm, depending on the room and atmosphere you want to create. Challenges are welcome and I often learn new things as a result.
I studied interior design at art college so can also offer art placement suggestions.
Meet me virtually by video call and show me your interior and I can talk through colours and ideas from my home studio
” Click here to contact me.

With over 15 years’ experience Sara Sherwood has many testimonials and her website explains the process in more detail.
Claire Thorogood


Portraits: animals, people, interiors.

Claire Thorogood’s love of capturing the essence of her subject is evident in her human and animal portraiture, whereas understanding how to capture ‘a moment in time’ is portrayed in the light in her landscapes and the far reach in her dancers movements. 

To discuss a commission: enquiries@clairethorogoodart.com
Stella ToothPortraits: people, perfomers, pets.
Drawn and in oils.
Our portrait: your story
Commissioning a portrait from life – or agreed hi-res photos – provides an enjoyable, collaborative experience – and an artwork that projects your image through time. Stella Tooth’s Portrait Experience Gift Card provides the perfect gift for that special anniversary.

And, if you want to find out what it’s like to be a rock star, you can commission Stella to give you the next best experience when you take to the stage of the Half Moon Putney post lockdown where she is Resident Artist. Your permanent reminder of your 15 mins of fame will be the reference photos she takes of you – and her drawing or painting. 

Click here to see examples of Stella’s portraits, a guide to cost (depends on size & medium) & the commissioning process. To discuss a commission:
stella.tooth@gmail.com
Helen Trevisol DuffArchitectural commissions of homes, wedding venues or special places, often to celebrate a special occasion with the gift of a bespoke painting.
ALSO
Pet Portraits
Interior pieces
Helen paints in Sennelier watercolours bound with honey on Arches 300gm hot pressed paper. She works from photographs or visits the property depending upon location. 

Prices range between £120 – £1200 for a commission where a photograph is provided. She offers a 30x40cm unmounted  watercolour for around £300.

Most of Helen’s work is protected by confidentiality agreements as she has many clients in the public eye. Her paintings can be found in homes in London, the UK, France, Australia, America & Japan. 

To discuss a commission, contact Helen via info@skylarkgalleries.com