Portraits & Commissions

2012 — current

As an artist, commissions are an extremely important way of making art a sustainable practice. The greatest artists who ever lives all did commissions constantly whether it be from companies, organisations such as religions etc, or private commissions from individuals.

Commissions also offer something a little different in terms of a gift, and greatly enhance the sentimental value of the gesture, as painting commission of a loved one, a pet, family member of item of interest represents something that can’t often be brought- time.

Please get in touch if you are interested in a commission. All works on this website can be reproduced as a commission piece if desired.

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Alan Major

2022 Oil on Canvas 450mm x 600mm

Blair Major

2022 Oil on Canvas 450mm x 600mm

Hughmorous Majorious

2022 Oil on Canvas 600mm x 1200mm

Adam portrait award finalist 2022

https://www.nzportraitgallery.org.nz/adam-portraiture-award/2022-finalists

The subject for this painting is my uncle, Hugh Major. He is a huge source of inspiration and a mentor on my artistic journey.
He’s an accomplished author and surrealism-inspired artist, and the desire to include these aspects of him in this painting were quite compelling, but I felt that not showing these interests in his life revealed more of him as a person to the viewer.
The painting represents his interests, life and personality.


The subject for this painting is my uncle, Hugh Major. He is a huge source of inspiration and a mentor on my artistic journey.

He’s an accomplished author and surrealism - inspired artist, and the desire to include these aspects of him in this painting were quite compelling, but I felt that not showing these interests in his life revealed more of him as a person and opened up of him as a person to the viewer.

The painting represents his interests, life and personality.

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Everlasting Light #2 (Conspicuous Consumption)

2021 Oil on Canvas 1015mm x 1524mm
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Aurora Borealis

2021 Oil on Canvas 900mm x 1200mm
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Bear & Bella (Portrait Commission IV)

2020 Oil on Canvas 450mm x 600mm
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Aurora Borealis (Portrait Commission III)

2019 Oil on Canvas 450mm x 600mm

Jinxy Joe

2016 Oil on Linen 16" x 20" (406mm x 508mm)

BP Portrait Award entry 2017. This work is not for sale or reproduction

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Portrait Commission II

2016 Oil on Canvas 16" x 20" 406mm x 508mm
Portrait Commission (Oil on Canvas 16" x 20")
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Portrait Commission

2013 Oil on Canvas 16" x 20" (406mm x 508mm)
Ankara (Oil on Canvas 10" x 10")

Ankara

2013 Oil on Canvas 10" x 10" (254mm x 254mm)
Roxy (Oil on Canvas 12" x 16")

Roxy

2011 Oil on Canvas 12" x 16" (304mm x 406mm)
Priscena (Oil on Canvas 16" x 20")

Priscena

2012 Oil on Canvas 16" x 20" (406mm x 508mm)
Suki Joe (Oil on Canvas 16" x 20")

Suki Joe

2012 Oil on Canvas 16" x 20" (406mm x 508mm)