We were recently approached by a client who had seen and fallen in love with a work by Simon Turvey SWLA which had sold before she could purchase it. Commissioning an artwork allows art lovers to purchase a painting in a similar vein to one that they might have missed out on buying in the gallery. However it adds something to that experience too. It is a chance to have a conversation with the artist, to be involved in the creative process, to reflect on what it is that you love about their work.
In this case our client, Christine Down, was particularly drawn to Simon's Barn Owl watercolours. Commissioning Simon to paint a further work in this genre allowed the artist to revist these beautiful birds and brought Christine's interests into the equation.
Christine Down said:
"The Commissions Service at Mall Galleries put me in touch with Simon who accepted my commission for a barn owl. The watercolour he produced is an amazingly realistic study of a barn owl sitting on a branch and is beautifully painted. Commissioning a picture from the artist makes it very special."
Simon Turvey painting Barn Owl