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John Twinning Commissions

Do you want your own painting or drawing?

This page gives details of how to commission an original artwork from John.

Prices start from £250 for a simple pastel drawing at A4 size (29.7 x 21cms).

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.

How do I get started?

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.

Commission subjects

The range of subjects covered by John’s commissions over the years has included: pet and equine 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.

How long will it take?

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.

Your peace of mind

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.

Copyright on artwork

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.