Two hour painting of a collection,from life

This service is available during my Artist In Residence events, or can be commissioned directly.

There’s something very tranquil about an ordered arrangement of small related objects, selected and gathered with special meaning for the collector. Whatever you collect (from fossils to silver spoons, from Playmobile to a handful of shells from a favourite beach), I can include up to 30 items, and involve you in the arrangement. Each item is captured in a small monochrome ink painting, on an A2 sheet of pure white paper.

What to expect

We will spend a few minutes discussing what you love about your collection, and select a suitable arrangement. The painting will be in graduated grey ink wash, on artist quality medium-weight white paper. I can add a handwritten title, and label the items if required.

Because of the large size it isn’t practical for me to frame these paintings either during an Artist In Residence event, or for postage. Any local framer can frame to your requirements, or (as it is a standard A2 size) you can buy an off-the-shelf frame to fit.

If you would like to commission a collection portrait as part of an Artist In Residence event, please do so directly with the host. If you would like to commission a collection portrait online, then please purchase a Commission (Unframed, A2 size, 3+ subjects, Ink Painting) from the Commission page, and I will be in touch to invite you to send or bring your collection.