Commissions Blog

'HMS Blecanthra' by Paul Wright RSMA
Paul Wright RSMA was recently commissioned by Mall Galleries visitor David Murwill to paint HMS Blencathra. Mall Galleries caught up with both of them to discuss the amazing history of the ship, the process of commissioning maritime works, & the challenges of painting a vessel which no longer exists.
Posted by Beatrice on Mon, 2018-07-16 18:37
A couple on a day-trip to London were walking up the Mall & happened across the Royal Society of Marine Artists’ Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries. Little did they know that this chance visit would lead to the creation of a stunning marine commission by member artist, Jenny Morgan RSMA.
Posted by Beatrice on Tue, 2018-07-10 23:26
Learn about commissioning portraiture with Annabel Elton, Mall Galleries' Commissions Consultant.
Posted by Beatrice on Fri, 2018-05-18 17:30
Old Harry Rocks by Jenny Morgan RSMA
A brief to paint a historical scene of Old Harry Rocks in Dorset is bought to life by Jenny Morgan RSMA. Jenny Morgan , renowned for her accurate portrayal of historical vessels and mastery of painting water, became a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) in 2009. This same year, coincidentally, Simon Hodgson first saw her work...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Sun, 2018-05-13 14:35
Toby Ward talks us through his commissions for St-Martin-in-the-Fields, the Royal Opera House and Lincoln Cathedral.
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Wed, 2016-11-16 16:40
In this episode of our series of artist talks, Commissioning Conversation, Melissa Scott-Miller talks about painting portraits of Islington houses, the view from the roof of John Lewis and the client who wanted Santa Claus painted into the picture.
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Wed, 2016-11-16 16:26
Fiddler's Hill Nest by Miriam Escofet AssocRP Still Life Commissions
Miriam Escofet AssocRP talks about the Still Lifes she painted using her client's collections of objects Fiddler's Hill Nest The owner of this painting lives in a farm in Wiltshire. He particularly admired one of my previous paintings on the theme of a bird’s nest and wanted something very similar, but very particularly depicting certain eggs and insects from his...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Mon, 2016-11-14 14:46
Interior with Ceramics by Charles Hardaker RBA Still Life Ceramics Collection Commission
One of our most touching commissions at Mall Galleries was a wedding gift of a highly personal still life painting using the couple’s ceramics collection. The wedding gift had taken the form of a gift voucher contributed to by the couple’s friends and presented by Mall Galleries in a white gift box containing literature on how to begin the process...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Sat, 2016-11-12 17:26
Mill Farm by Graham Webber ROI House portrait Commissions
For her husband’s birthday, Monica Tudor commissioned a portrait of their Oxfordshire farmhouse, which was soon to go on the market, by artist Graham Webber ROI. Monica wanted the house depicted in spring time but she needed a gift to present to her husband on his birthday in late winter. Mall Galleries sent Monica a commissions gift box announcing the...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Thu, 2016-11-10 18:39
Let there be Light- St Cuthbert's by Peter Vincent PS
One of our most niche commissions to date was a portrait of a modern 1950s church in North London. The client, the church’s vicar, had seen the 2015 FBA exhibition The Painted Parish' online and was inspired to commission an artist to paint his own place of worship. Mall Galleries art advisors put together a portfolio of possible artists and...
Posted by Anna Bromwich on Thu, 2016-11-10 18:19
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