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This page gives details of how to commission a painting or drawing from John.

Prices start from £250 for a simple pastel drawing at A4 size (29.7x21cms).

John works professionally with a written contract signed by both parties. A price will be agreed before the work is started and that price will be honoured, regardless of the time involved.


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Tel: 01543 500167




'Gina', grey mare


"The first step.........you can phone me for an informal and no obligation chat to discuss your requirements or send me an email! It couldn't be simpler and if you want to proceed further, I will send you some more detailed information about the process of commissioning."


The range of subjects covered by John's commissions over the years has included: pet and animal portraits, family groups and individual portraits, newlywed couples in wedding attire, paintings of public houses and even house portraits; as well as architectural & topographical series of paintings.

As well as these themes, John is able to consider virtually anything that is within the bounds of good taste and decency as a subject for a painting; and as he largely works from reference photos, you can even have a painting produced of your favourite holiday snapshot, such as a sunset.

Fishing Boat Study II

As you can see, John's painting & drawing style verges on the photo-realistic. All artworks are labours of love for John and take many hours of meticulous work to complete usually over a couple of months and dependent on work already booked into the diary. Prices start from £250 for a simple A4 pastel drawing.

John works mainly in gouache

(an opaque watercolour paint),

pastels and pencil.


When commissioning a painting, you may wonder, "What would happen if I didn't like the end result?" However, please be assured that John always takes a real pride in his work and demands only the highest possible standards of himself.

His maxim has always been to aim for a happy and 100% satisfied customer.

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With regard to copyright, any artist as originator of any piece of artwork, including a commission, retains copyright in the work together with all rights to reproduce it as Limited or Open Edition prints, cards etc. John always makes a digital scan of all his artworks and commissions before handing the finished items over to the customer. This means that prints can be produced without needing further access to the original.

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'The Queen's College, Oxford: Back Quad'

print of this important oxford college
(Limited edition of 850 prints)

Standard print
Prices include UK delivery

Original - gouache on paper copyright John Twinning 1997 & 2018
Image size - Print £80 (56x34 cms)
Prints are sent in a tube.
For mounted prints, email for a quote.

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About this work: This image is one of a series of Limited Edition prints, taken from original paintings and pencil drawings of the Queen's College, Oxford. The series was commissioned by a former member of the college in 1997.

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