Commissioning an artwork is a time honoured tradition that spans centuries. It is a great way to support artists and to purchase a work that is personal and specific to your requirements.More »
We have plenty of experience commissioning artwork from large scale family portraits to sculptural installations for hotel lobbies. Commissioning a work of art is an exciting process which will result in a picture or sculpture being made specially for you or your project, allowing you to specify size, palette and subject matter.« Less
How does the commissioning process work?
As a starting point we confirm details of the commission with the artist and client in a written brief to include dimensions, colour palette, subject matter, medium, materials, price, timeline and framing of the artwork.
Once details have been approved, we collect a deposit which is usually 50% of the total cost of the artwork. Occasionally different payment schemes are agreed, particularly in the case of an elaborate portrait where several sittings need to be arranged with the client. More »
When embarking upon a commission it's important for the client to allow the artist freedom to interpret the brief, artists who are stifled by the client's vision rarely produce their best work. However, in order to manage expectations between all parties, we ask the artist to provide preparatory sketches for approval by the client. Many artists will also provide photographs as part of a progress report.
After the artwork has been completed, the collector will view and approve it, after which Hollandridge can arrange framing, transport, lighting and hanging. « Less
"Huge thanks for the seamless organisation of the Pearly King commission which has been much admired by guests. Delivery and installation were also professionally executed, all in time for the Coronation! Wonderful that the Pearly King will now join our Pearly Queens in the GSY art collection".
Sholto Smith, GM, Great Scotland Yard HotelMore »
"Thank you for the truly amazing portrait of Vera by Ralph, we are so honoured to have a painting by this talented artist. It captures not only her likeness but her spirit and we will always treasure it".
"Thank you very much for arranging the creation, delivery and hanging of the Marcus Hodge painting - from start to finish it was a very professional service and a pleasure to work with you."
"The portraits of the triplets are incredible and go over and above our expectations. We were so overwhelmed by them at the unveiling, thank you and Ralph for these exceptional creations"
Olga Vasilishina« Less