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A chance to learn about the history of art

Arts organisation Commission an Artist has launched free History of Art courses to help people better judge the art that they are buying or commissioning. The organisation, which finds artists to produce original works for everything from business premises to homes, hopes that by offering users a basic understanding of the history of art their […]

Commission an Artist pets service prompts interest

A service that allows pet shops to offer their customers the chance to immortalise pets with an artwork is proving popular. Run by arts organisation Commission an Artist, the Reseller service builds on the growing popularity of having family pets drawn or painted. The organisation, which finds artists to produce original works for everything from business […]

Commission an Artist rolls out pets service

Arts organisation Commission an Artist is rolling out a programme that allows pet shops to offer their customers the chance to immortalise pets with an artwork. The organisation, which finds artists to produce original works for everything from business premises to homes, says the idea of having family pets drawn or painted is growing in […]

Thinking big to keep client happy

Arts organisation Commission an Artist found a gigantic way to show what its team can produce – a giant sculpture for a student ball. The organisation, which finds artists to produce original works for everything from business premises to homes, was approached to produce the figure for a college ball in Cambridge. The figure of […]

Art commission reflect Mazda owners’ love for their cars

A request to capture the love of car owners for their vehicles gave UK-based Commission an Artist the opportunity to delve into the auto world. Commission an Artist, which is based in Cornwall, finds artists to produce original works for everything from business premises to homes. One of their latest challenges was to capture the excitement […]

Art commission reveals a world of fantasy and intrigue

A request from America took UK-based Commission an Artist into a world of fantasy and intrigue. The request came from US-based author Phillip Scott Johnson who needed an artist to bring his fantasy novel Finding Istarya to life. Commission an Artist, which is based in Cornwall and finds artists to produce original works for everything […]

Introducing Commission an Artist

Like many things, new ideas start from problems. My problem a few years ago was that I wanted a contemporary painting of my parents’ house for their ruby wedding anniversary. Without a spare few grand in the bank I was struggling to find an artist and I got tired of trying to find on one […]