Mall Galleries Blog

The RAC Snow Effect by Ken Howard OBE RA
In 2011, the Royal Automobile Club (RAC) reached it’s centenary year. In commemoration of this, they invited 26 artists to paint the Club’s two stunning premises in Central London and Surrey, culminating in a large exhibition for the Club’s members. The artists were given free reign of the two clubs on a day of their choice and asked to produce...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Thu, 2016-11-10 17:58
Bantham Beach by Duncan Palmar
Sebastian Seal had come across a painting of Bantham Beach by Duncan Palmar at the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) Annual Exhibition and although the painting had sold, it had struck a chord. Sebastian knew the area well, as he spends the summer holidays with his family windsurfing in the Cornish bay. Mall Galleries offers commissions advice throughout the...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Thu, 2016-11-10 17:44
We invited Yuki Aruga, Miriam Escofet Assoc RP and Eleanor Watson to speak about the contexts from which some of their favourite commissioned artworks arose.
Posted by Sasha Enticknap on Fri, 2016-03-11 11:20
In October Mall Galleries Art Consultancy held it's first in a series of events about commissioning art. Each event invites artists and Mall Galleries commissions consultants to talk about different stories of commissions they have undertaken or overseen.
Posted by Sasha Enticknap on Mon, 2016-02-15 11:23
How does commissioning work? Why would I commission an artwork in the first place? How much does it cost? How do I choose an artist?
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Mon, 2016-02-08 16:40
Portrait commissions remain an important art form and co-collaboration between artist and sitter. The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, for example, placed a record number of commissions again last year, up by over 24%
Posted by Annabel Elton on Mon, 2016-02-08 11:25
Commissioning a work is a deeply rewarding and enjoyable process and our help in guiding you through the process makes it easy.
Posted by Annabel Elton on Mon, 2016-01-04 17:07
Not all artists like to work to commission, for some artists it is a constraint and compromise. For others it is an inspiration, a discipline and an enjoyable collaboration. It is worth experimenting with working to commission to find out which category you fall into before committing to it.
Posted by Annabel Elton on Thu, 2015-12-17 17:05
Diana Bell specialises in creating work for public spaces. Context is crucial to her work, and her pieces are situated outside of the gallery, rooted in the world.
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Thu, 2015-12-17 16:00
Regular Mall Galleries exhibitor, Michele del Campo, talks to us about the creative process of commissioning an artwork.
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Thu, 2015-12-17 15:26
As the national focal point for contemporary figurative art Mall Galleries is a perfect resource for interior designers. With 30 years of experience and over 800 artists on the books, our art consultants have the knowledge and expertise both to source and commission artwork for interiors. Sue Williams A'Court, Urban Flowers Sourcing Artwork You know what you want, the trick...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Thu, 2015-12-03 10:37
Eleanor Watson is a contemporary British painter. She exhibited at the Mall Galleries in 2013 and was a featured artist in our penguins commission for the Pensions Insurance Corporation. She creates extraordinary images of interiors, devoid of figures, yet peopled with intense colours.
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Wed, 2015-12-02 14:19