Commission an Artwork

If you love art but want something a bit more personal, then consider commissioning a bespoke painting.  Perhaps you are looking for an extra special gift or are redecorating and want to give your home a boutique feel?  From family portraits, beloved pets to favourite views, I can bring your image to life and add a unique touch to your home. I try to work with all budgets so if you would like to commission an artwork, please contact me for a chat.

My Three Commission Styles

Want to commission an artwork for a special present? Would you like your beloved pet or favourite person or scene to grace your wall? Having a background in design, I am a versatile artist and can accommodate most requests. Check out my art commission styles below to help you choose your perfect style.



Wouldn’t you love to have your favourite view recreated as a painting? I could paint it to your specification.

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Using the technique of photo-montage and creativity and some painting, I could make a new quirky picture by collaging some of your favourite pics together to make one unique artwork. I think these make great gifts for e,g, 50th Birthdays etc.

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Warhol style
Love bright colours and a modern style? Perhaps my Pop Art style is right for you.  A commission done in an Andy Warhol style looks modern and fun and works well with people and pets. 

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Read our recent testimonials about commissions just finished.

I bought a couple of paintings from Jo Sharpe. She came to my house to discuss sizes and colours so that the artworks would go nicely with my colour schemes. I ended up buying a medium-sized still life and an oil painting of a tree from nearby Oaks park. Jo let me try the art on my walls before I decided to buy which was really helpful. I found Jo to be both professional and patient. Jo is currently working on a special commission for me for another room.
Alice De Maria
We really liked Jo's work, vibrant and contempory. When we expressed an interest in buying, she was very accomodating bringing some of her paintings to our home and was able to adapt her work to fit perfectly with our colour scheme and decoration. We are delighted with the finished work and would highly recommend Jo for beautiful and affordable paintings.
Richard Pope
Hi Jo A very belated thank you for sending the painting off to me so quickly - I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to let you know it arrived safely. It is absolutely beautiful! I wish I could have afforded to buy the larger one too but am so happy that I have this one. I now have to decide where in my house to display it to its best advantage... I want everyone to see it and enjoy it too! Thank you so much and I hope very much to be able to buy some more pieces from you in the future. Best wishes

Frequently asked questions

Are you confident with the idea of commissioning a piece of art? You may have questions which I hope I have answered here. If you need further information, please get in touch and I will be happy to help.

If you decide to go ahead and commission an artwork, the first thing to think about is when does it need to be ready by? Perhaps there is a special birthday coming up or an event that you need the painting to be ready for? So how long does it takes? It all depends on how busy I am but I will try to finish it within a month. A deadline is always useful to work towards.

It obviously depends on many factors such as size and media but I can work with most budgets. 

Firstly I would recommend talking to me or emailing with me with some photos, size and preferred media. If I am sure I can carry out the commission I will give a guide price and if agreed request a 50% non returnable deposit.

No, it does not matter. I can work with good quality photos and will email you with updates so we are both confident the commission is going in the right direction.

I have not had any clients yet who have changed their minds but this can happen for whatever reasons. If I have started the work and spent time working on it, understandably, I will have to keep some of the deposit to cover materials and time. But I always strive to work with my clients to get a great result and ensure a satisfied outcome for all.

You can email or ‘Whats app’ me the picture or pictures. The photos need to be clear and of good quality. I like to work from a selection of photos.

I need good quality images, the required size and media. I am more than happy to look at a ‘Pinterest board’ or a powerpoint of your ideas also. I want to make sure you get a unique artwork.

Yes, I email proofs or if local bring over the painting at certain points to make sure you are happy with the way it is proceeding and to see if there are any colours etc that need tweaking.. 

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