Commissions are wonderful in that they are so personal: a favourite beach, a time of day or year, an emotion, memory or celebration. I almost always include figures to represent your family and of course four legged friends! The starting place when planning a commission usually begins with the cost and size of the painting. The price arrived at depends mostly on the dimensions of the canvas or board. All pieces are framed, this is included in the price.
Each commission will be unique to you, I'll work with ideas, narratives, colours and personal touches to arrive at a special piece to meet your requirements as closely as possible. Initially after working out the composition I'll send out a pencil sketch which can easily be adapted, allowing the opportunity to tweak or change anything you're not happy with.
I endeavour to make choosing the composition an easy process and whenever necessary help with any decisions, making it an easy and rewarding experience.
My lead time is six to twelve weeks depending on the time of year, although I will always endeavour to fit a ‘panic’ commission in at sort notice! There's absolutely no commitment when asking for a price or for the running by of any ideas.
'We love Caroline's work and wanted our own commission, we visited Holkham beach and took many photos and then described what we wanted to Caroline. She listened and created a truly marvelous and wonderful painting, way beyond our expectations'
Nick and Amanda Haunton
What can I say? I love the picture, thank you so much, It's just stunning. I can't really put words down to say how I feel, I just keep staring at it - it's truly perfect! Thank you a million times.
I just wanted to thank you again for my paintings. I am so pleased with them and the fact that you managed to include the three tiny dogs was great. They will be going on the wall by my bed and will be the last things I see at night to send me off to sleep with sweet dreams. Thanks so much.
Wow Caroline! My husband and everyone in the family love the painting. He's already hung it opposite his favourite chair so he can see it every day. My friends will likely be in touch to have one commissioned too, as they also love Norfolk and camp with us there every year. Thank you so much
I wanted to write to you to tell you how much I love the painting, which is really two different ones. During the day it reminds me of a stormy day at Holkham when the clouds roll in and then in the evening when I have switched on the lamp beneath it, the sun seems to have come out lighting up the beach and it brings back memories of many beautiful autumn days we have enjoyed there.
I have already found another place in the sitting room which is crying out for another of your paintings, so when we are up in Norfolk next year, we will call into your gallery and, hopefully, be able to meet you and thank you in person for such a beautiful painting.
Kind regards, Janice Hymas.