Portrait Commissions


At present my commissions book is full and will re-open July 2019. To add your name to the waiting list, simply complete the booking form at the bottom of this page.  I work on commissions in the order in which they are placed and will be able to give you a date by which to expect completion of your artwork at the time of booking. Please do ask if you have a special occasion or date in mind as I will always try to accommodate whenever possible.  If you have any questions, no matter how big or small, please do get in touch.

Tel:          07943 230584
Email      info@marionsimkins.co.uk

Thank you for your patience,




A commissioned portrait is a personal and unique gift and hopefully an enjoyable experience to be remembered.  If you are unsure which style or medium you would like or have any other questions simply get in touch with me to start the ball rolling and I will guide you through the process.

An artist with over 25 years experience I work with you to create bespoke, original and unique artworks. As pets rarely stay still long enough I work from good quality photographs and preferably photographing your pet for you. (if you are local to me)  I believe this allows me to know a little of your pets personality and character with the added benefit of being an invaluable aid when creating their portrait.  If your portrait is of a person the same process outlined above would apply or if you prefer a sitting can be arranged where I will sketch the person directly from life.    Please read – Tips on taking a great photo 

Simply contact me and we can discuss your requirements when I will quote a price and timescale.

Once the commission has been placed I ask for a £50 deposit which will secure your quote and place in my work schedule. This deposit will of course be deducted from the total cost.

It can take four to six weeks to complete a watercolour commission and oils would be approximately 3-4 months depending on current workload.