Private Commissions

If you’re looking for an original piece of artwork, perhaps I can create a bespoke canvas or framed illustration for you? There are many reasons to commission work, some use it as an opportunity to celebrate a favourite location, illustrate a personal story or mark a special moment in their life… and they are often given as gifts for special occasions.

Below you will find recent examples of commissioned artwork for private individuals.

You can also read my rough guide to the commissioning process here.

October 21st, 2021 | Private Commissions, Studio blog

Iguazu Falls

Need somewhere for your mind to escape to today? May I suggest you allow your imagination to wander off into this colourful place... Iguazu Falls in Argentina! This stunning location was chosen for a vibrant commission, with lots of lush greenery, ...

Allotment Sunset Commission Overview - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
September 4th, 2021 | Private Commissions, Studio blog

Allotment Sunset Commission

I’ve been desperate to share photos of this recent commission with you. ‘Allotment Sunset’ has been a looming presence in the studio space for the past month or so, a physical construction challenge as well as an artistic compositional one. ...

April 2nd, 2021 | Private Commissions, Studio blog

Zugersee Commission

Returning to one of my favourite lakes, Zugersee, for this big commission inspired by Switzerland! I seem to get asked to paint at least one Swiss scene every year and this year's attempt came early in the calendar... not that I have any ...

Wilton Arms, Belgravia

It’s been quite a while since I enjoyed a good pint down the pub. If I’m honest it had become quite a rare event anyway (well before we were ordered to stay at home due to a global pandemic!). But I still enjoy the notion of an inviting public ...

No.30 – Auckland

I've been looking forward to sharing this scene with you. It's a commission of Auckland in New Zealand for our wonderful friends Hannah and Alex. They worked over there a few years ago and wanted a memory of their time living in the city. I'm ...

Primrose Hilll in Autumn - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
October 2nd, 2020 | Private Commissions, Studio blog

Primrose Hill in Autumn

A fresh commission to share today 'Primrose Hill in Autumn', a new artwork but a familiar viewpoint from the beautiful lookout on Primrose Hill. The scene is filled with exaggerated autumnal shades, creating a patchwork of colours below the ever ...

Bamburgh Commission Feature - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
September 4th, 2020 | Private Commissions, Studio blog

Bamburgh Commission

Is there anything nicer than the contrast between a deep red and a lush green landscape in a scene? Perhaps it’s my British conditioning, but the traditional scarlet of a telephone kiosk or post box* always makes me happy. I finished this ...

Sunset Over Zug Commission - Illustration by Jonathan
July 17th, 2020 | Private Commissions, Studio blog

Sunset Over Zug Commission

I'm very pleased to finally share this commission with you today. 'Sunset Over Zug' has been pretty epic presence in my lockdown experience. We worked on the sketch and the composition for the painting back in February, but then everything ...

Phoenix Cinema Commission - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman

Phoenix Cinema Commission

It's quite a rare occurrence for me to revisit a scene, I could probably count the times on a single hand. Thinking back, there's perhaps one New England scene I was asked to recreate... then there's the local heroes King Alfred and Winchester ...

St Augustine Florida - Illustration by Jonathan Chapman
March 27th, 2020 | Private Commissions, Studio blog

St Augustine Commission

So the larger commission went ahead and i'm really chuffed with how it turned out despite a few reservations along the way! It's always a rush discovering somewhere new. But just like the Jerusalem commission from last year, it's also a challenge ...