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Commission artworks

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…

Get your ideas out there

Our favourite commissioned artworks

For Hugo

For Hugo

Purple People

Purple People

Arabesque

Arabesque

Cloud One Après Midi

Cloud One Après Midi

Featured review

Amy Hoffman, United States
"I commissioned a piece and I love it! I can’t say enough good things about working with Peter [Slade]; he was responsive and made sure that he knew what I wanted. I was concerned about doing everything online, across the pond, but when I saw the piece I was blown away!"

Popular artists accepting commissions

Ta Thimkaeo

Ta Thimkaeo

Malcolm Ludvigsen

Malcolm Ludvigsen

Eva Volf

Eva Volf

Peter Slade

Peter Slade

Browse more commissioning artists

"Commissioned artworks are great for gifting, too. A portrait of a special someone is a beautiful memento for a friend or family member."

Emily, Artfinder's Community & Communications Manager

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