Commission An Artist
If you are interested in commissioning an artist for a bespoke painting, or sculpture then please fill out the form bellow with your details and a brief description of what you have in mind and we will reply ASAP.
The following artists are available for commissions
Claire Verity spent most of her childhood in South Africa and from a very early age developed a keen interest in drawing animals,particularly horses.
After her schooling she returned to England determined to make a career in art.
Claire began painting professionally in the early 90's,working from her Studio /Gallery in Herefordshire. The Gallery is open to the public where most of her recent work is on display and her commissions are undertaken.
Using both oils and pastels, her techniques are traditional. Claire draws her inspiration from the countryside around her, with a special interest in the play of light on subjects in their natural surroundings.
Whilst achieving a remarkable likeness with her commissioned portraits, Claire has a great ability of capturing the character and particular personality of her subjects. This has been widely recognised and for this reason commissions now play a major part of her work.
Exhibited with both the Society of Equestrian Artists and The Society of Wildlife Artists at the Mall Galleries in London.
Hung in many galleries, notably the Tryon Gallery in London and John Noott Galleries in Worcestershire.
Commissioned by Cheltenham racecourse to paint Istabraq winning 'The Smurfit Champion Hurdle'' as their official signed limited edition print.
Recent commissions by Claire Verity
Catherine Ingleby is one of the foremost sporting artists in the UK,
annually represented in exhibitions worldwide, with works in many notable
private collections, including that of HM the Queen, and several prominent
Catherine is consistently picked to show in prestigious juried
exhibitions, and is proud to be a partner artist to the David Shepherd
Wildlife Trust, she is passionate about wildlife conservation, regularly
donating artworks to help raise funds.
Catherine spent several years training as an artist in Paris and Florence
accumulating a solid basis of draughtsmanship on which to base her now
instantly recognisable style of dramatic light and movement. She now works
full time in her studio in Berkshire, with a plethora of pets that both
aid and abet her. She is known for her contemporary take on traditional
subjects, and her ability to capture the fleeting sense of movement in her
Catherine undertakes a limited amount of commissions a year, some are
formal portraits, others action paintings of sports horses or dogs.
Recent commissions by Catherine Ingleby
I am a sculptor and artist who specialises in equestrian, wildlife and sporting subjects, living in North Wiltshire.
Having taken Art ‘A’ level, I studied at Bath Academy of Art where I took the Foundation course, followed by 3 years in Italy, where I studied at one of the most influential ateliers in Florence under Signorina Nerina Simi, whose father Filadelfo Simi taught and nurtured the young Annigoni.
Daily life and portrait studies encouraged an understanding of the underlying structure of the human form. This training is something I try to incorporate in my work, where I seek to interpret excitement and appreciation of beauty through an understanding of form, the tension of muscle and sinew, the play of light and shade – ‘Chiaroscuro’ – and a feeling of balance in the composition.
Having been brought up with horses, which included helping my parents with their horses on their small stud farm breeding horses for racing, and competing in eventing to advanced level and show-jumping to Foxhunter level as a teenager, I am naturally drawn to the equine model.
I have exhibited widely in London and the Cotswolds, including the Society of Equestrian Artists at the Mall Galleries in London, where I won the Graham North prize for the best hunting painting in 2007, and was invited to join as an Associate Member in 2012. More recently I have shown with the society in Newmarket. I have also had work exhibited and sold by the Osborne Studio Gallery in London.
I have undertaken a wide and varied range of commissions, including equestrian portraiture in oil and sculpture in bronze. I also sculpt wildlife and enjoy painting landscape in oil. I regularly sketch the cross-country fences for Badminton Horse Trials, which are printed in the programme and published on the web-site.
Jane lives in the Pennine village of Delph, north of Manchester, where she was born and grew up. She has always had a natural affinity for horses and began riding as a young child. Her love for drawing and painting them also started at an early age, but only recently, after a break of 40 years, did she start to paint again.
Although Jane completed the Foundation course at Manchester College of Art in the early 1970s, she went on to lead a busy life as a Primary School teacher for 23 years and later, ran her own saddlery and country clothing business for 15 years. Throughout this time she also competed in eventing and dressage with her own horses. Now, with the competition years over, and the horses gone, she has returned to painting.
She has exhibited locally and nationally since 2014 and has won awards for her work. She enjoys the challenge of portraiture and painting figures in the context of cityscapes however, painting horses in a variety of situations such as racing, polo and eventing is where her heart truly lies.
She uses oils and sometimes charcoal to explore her interest in light, form, space and movement. Her aim is to catch that elusive fleeting moment which tells a story, without sentimentality.