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Turning your special memories into pieces of original art you can keep forever

A personalized & individual art piece

Commissioned paintings are the perfect way to combine precious moments and loved ones with a unique piece of artwork. I've been working with clients all over Australia and from the USA to Singapore, turning their special memories and ideas into unique pieces of art that they can treasure for a lifetime.

Commission Artworks

I can produce a personalized and individual art piece for your favourite...

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“Commissions are all about an artist and a client working together to bring a vision to life. One of my favourite parts of the commision process is learning about the story behind your piece.”

Rachel Grove

How Does it Work?

Step 1

Selecting your Image & Surface

Got the perfect idea for your commission? Great! let's chat about which surface is going to suit you best. Not quite sure about your idea yet? No worries! We can discuss different compositions and options. Generally, I work from photo references that you provide. The best photographs for commissions are clear and crisp and are unedited (i.e. without any filters). But don't worry if the only photos you have are low quality, we can still make something work!

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Step 2

Mock-up and Deposit

I will send you a mock-up of your piece for your review. Once you are happy with the mock-up you will receive an invoice for a 25% deposit. Once the deposit is paid, I can start painting!

Step 3


I love to share the painting process on social media. I will ask if you are comfortable with this, and if so I will post regular updates so that you can see your piece come together!


Step 4

Drying and Varnishing

Because I work in oils pieces can take several weeks to fully cure. Once varnished your piece will be ready to ship.

Step 5


Once the piece is finished, I will send you a photo for your review. You can let me know if you'd like any changes before I varnish the piece. Once you approve the piece, I will send you an invoice for the balance of the piece. Once the balance is paid, your piece will be packaged with lots of love and shipped to you!

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The Surface

The price of a commission is based on your photo reference and the surface you would like the piece painted on.


Commission Spotlight

Diane and Fenton's Story

I met Rachel Grove at the Williamstown Craft Market. I purchased one of her prints, a beautiful colourful cockatoo I loved her use and eye for vibrant colour.


I then thought a commission done by her of a very much loved 8-year-old Bernese Mountain dog named Fenton owned by my daughter would be a very much loved Christmas present. We had our first meeting over lunch to discuss the commission and was delighted to have the conversation as to the personality of her subject.


The painting was completed and was just gorgeous but unfortunately there was the misfortune in that within half hour of delivery the artwork was stolen from the delivery point.


After getting over the shock of something like that happening Rachel did not hesitate to offer to do another painting of Fenton. Fenton is now very happily in the hands of a very pleased daughter. Rachel is a very talented and personable young lady and have recommended her without hesitation to family and friends for other commissions.


I wish Rachel all the best and may she continue to bring much joy via her gifted artistic talents.

Diane Fenton

My Clients Say...

Commissioned portrait of Rachel. Bright colours and realism. Pet portrait.

"I commissioned Rachel to make a portrait for my best friend's birthday. Not only was she an absolute pleasure but she made the entire process so smooth and collaborative."

Alice Osornprasoph, Melbourne

Let's Get Started!

So that I can find out a little bit more about you and your commission, please complete the expression of interest form below and I will contact you with all the relevant information and answer any questions you might have.
Alternatively, you can email directly with all your information and questions at:

Expression of Interest Form

If you would like further information about any of the artworks or you would like to provide feedback or you have any questions or you would like more information about a personal commission, please contact me via the form below. Thank you for your inquiry.

What kind of painting are you interested in?
Is the commission a gift?
Will the finised commission be sent overseas?
How would you like me to contact you?

Thanks for your enquiry, we will get back to you as soon as we can!

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