I really enjoy taking on commissions, talking with people and making their vision a reality. I love seeing their reaction to the finished art work when I give it to them (which so far has been very good!).
I would be really pleased to hear from you if you would like to commission an art piece from me, and can work with a variety of media. If you would like one, just get in touch and I will be more than happy to talk through ideas with you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org , I look forward to hearing from you.
Stag Commission in oil paint for a living room
This is an oil painting done with a pallet knife for a living room, it measures apx 1 metre square.
Noah's Ark - 'The Adventure is About to Begin'
A commission for a little boy's room. All the animals on their way to shelter in the ark, and the words 'teh adventure is about to begin' across the sky, and what an adventure you have when you have a new baby!
Unicorns in the Forest
As unicorns are one of my favourite things to draw/ paint, I thoroughly enjoyed doing this picture for two lovely girls who share a bedroom. Since they have had it, they have claimed a unicorn each, and put the painting by their bed at night so the unicorns can protect them while they sleep- gorgeous!
I was asked by his godmother to paint a picture for a baby who was being baptised. I had previously made some name bunting for him (see below) , so used the same colour palette and added in some animals inspired by my baby boy card . She was really pleased with the finished art work and sent me a lovely message 'WOW WOW WOW! Love it Sarah, thank you so much'
'The Chronicles of Dolliedaydream' Blog Header Commission
Keri (AKA Dolliedaydream) found me via Twitter and asked me to design her a new blog header for her lovely blog all about her love of fashion, yoga and her adventures in Dorset. I tried to encompass lots of different aspects that she blogs about, as well as use a colour palette inspired by La Laduree patisserie and came up with this ...
Keri was thrilled with the header and said 'Sarah it's beautiful! Seriously I love it, it's just perfect, thank you so so much! I will have to frame the artwork too, it will make a lovely keepsake as well as being able to use it digitally.'
Dorset Pie Company
The Dorset Pie Company recently got in touch with me to ask if I could design them some logos to go with each of their different pie flavours. It was the first time I had been asked to do anything like this, but I loved the challenge, and they loved the results, here's one of the pictures for their delicious 'Chicken, Ham and Leek' pie, you can see the rest by following this link Dorset Pie Company
Personalised Baby Boy Bunting
This bunting was made for a new baby boy, each flag is double sided and the tape is finished with blue satin ribbon.
I got this message from the customer I made it for, lovely! 'gave your bunting to David today and his parents loved it. They thought it was beautiful and couldn't wait till they could put it up in his room. Thanks again for such amazing handy work. '
A painting of a friend's horses and dogs. Horses are one of my greatest loves, so drawing this one was a real pleasure. She wanted the horses painted doing their favourite thing.
Chopper and Budgie Bikes Illustration Commission
This was a commission for a customer to give to her partner for his birthday, he is a real bike enthusiast, and she works in silver, so added a little extra silver detail too. She told me he was thrilled with the finished present!
Embroidered and Appliqued, Peacock Inspired Cushion Covers
These 3 cushion covers were commissioned by a lovely lady who loves peacocks, they are all hand sewn by myself, and fasten with ribbons sewn down the side.
She sent me some lovely feed back 'I love my peacock cushion covers, they make my soul smile'
Can't get batter than a smiling soul!
Personalised Bunting for a Baby Girl
This is a commission I was asked to do for a present for a baby girl. It is handmade by me, each flag is double sided in cotton, the letters are sewn on and it is finished off with velvet ribbon with silver sparkly stripe at the ends to tie it up. I really enjoyed making it, and am really pleased with how it has turned out.
The recipient said 'The named bunting is beautifully made. It is clear to see the time and effort that has been put into it to make it special, thank you.'
And she let me know the feedback when she gave it to her friend 'Wow what a reaction to your beautiful handy work. Sophie's mummy loved the named bunting and was really moved by your cleverness.' Really touched by this lovely feedback, makes it all worth while!
Vehicles Painting for a Little Boy's Bedroom
My most recent commission, for a little boy who loves vehicles. This one is A3 acrylic on canvas board.
The recipients were super pleased with this one, they said 'We asked Sarah to create something for our son, and we couldn't be happier with the results! We explained that he was particularly keen on vehicles of all kinds, and then watched as Sarah applied her unique and beautiful style to the painting. the end result is stunning, and we love the fact that it is something personal to our son, and that it will be treasured for many, many years.'
This was so lovely to hear, it made me really happy that they are so pleased with the painting.
This is a commission I did for some one as a christening present for their god children, she said 'Sarah drew a truly unique, accurate, pencil portrait of my best friends twins for their christening present. Sarah studied the photos of the twins and interpreted the image beautifully in her portrait. Sarah has a lovely friendly personal touch and is always passionate about her work. I was over whelmed with the final result and was 100% satisfied. Thank you with much appreciation Ellie x'
Unicorn in a Flower Meadow (commission for a baby girl's bedroom)
This is a recent commission I did for a baby girl's bedroom. I wanted to paint something really pretty which would last past just her baby years. I had a chat with her mum about it and did a sketch for this unicorn, she really liked the idea, and was even more pleased with the final painting, I am too!
It is A1 size, and acrylic on canvas board.
Animal Train (commission for a baby boy's bedroom)
This is a commission I did for a friend's little boy. She told me he likes trains and animals, so I did a sketch, got the thumbs up and then did this painting in acrylic on board. they were really pleased with it, and their little boys loves to look at it at bed time!
Mumiji Doll (commission for a little girl's bedroom)
Oil on board, this is a commission for another friend's daughter. They all love mumiji dolls, and wanted the painting based on one, so I created this. This is what they said '“Massive thank you Sarah for all the work you put into Livvy’s picture, it looks fabulous in her room, so vibrant!”
Black and White Oil on Canvas (Commission for a black and white bathroom)
This is a recent commission I have done using oil on canvas for a black and white bathroom.
Triptych Oil on Canvas Commission for a Living Room
This is a new commission. Oil on canvas triptych for a living room.
A perfect gift, and addition to a child's bedroom. Here's some I did for a friend of our's beautiful twins.
If you would like one, just let me know the name and the animal you want and I'll do the rest.
A4 £30 unframed
A3 £40 unframed
Bespoke Cards and Party Invitations
Inspired by my daughter's idea for her 4th birthday party 'Cat, Dog and Fairy Party' I have designed her some invites which she is really pleased with, see design below.
I am really pleased with them, and it gives a real personal touch for her birthday party, she is trying to decide whether to dress up as a cat or fairy at the moment. If you need any invites for any party and would like something a bit more personal, please don't hesitate to get in touch.