You can be an artist too. Kind of.
Throughout history, the role of artists has evolved. While many artworks were created and sold as expressions of creativity, patrons who were rich and famous — such as royalty or religious institutions — would often commission artworks of family members, ancient Roman deities, or even just really fancy wallpaper. (Ever visited Leonardo da Vinci’s Sistine Chapel ceiling? 😉.)
Today, commissioning artworks is still a very common practice. Do you have a great idea for a painting, but don’t have an artistic bone in your body? Well, you can commission an artist to create it for you. Plus, it’s a special way to connect with the artist one-on-one and to discuss not only your final vision for the piece, but to allow them to bring their own talent to the canvas.
Not quite convinced? See some of Artfinder’s absolute favourite commissioned pieces below. By the way, that cloud isn't a photograph; it's a painting. And Purple People? It's made-up of 6000+ specially handmade pigs, requested by the customer.
We’ve also included some examples of our most popular artists accepting commissions, to give you an idea of the scope of talent we have. We've even made it easy to browse all of our artists on-site who will turn your commission vision into a reality. Just hit the big red button below.
Artfinder HQ have got some ideas ourselves. The hardest part is to choose who should paint a portrait of our boss. We have a spot for it to hang on the wall and everything…