Portrait Commissions. 

A Commissioned portrait is a unique piece of art that will remain for many generations to come. It is an organic and authentic way of capturing a moment, and achieves another dimension that photography cannot. As well as a personal piece of artwork, it becomes a piece of history, reinventing the raw human essence in time. 


I love working on Portrait Commissions. I like the process and outcome to be a mutual endeavor between myself and the client, achieving a piece of work that will remain unique and special to both parties. 

I work from both life and photograph. 


So, where do we begin? 

- First Meeting: First we would meet over a coffee to discuss what kind of portrait painting you are looking for. Here are some things to think about prior to the meeting... 

Medium: Paintings are completed in Oil on Linen Canvas and are usually finished with a satin varnish. All completed using the highest quality pigments on fine Belgian linen. Drawings are completed in graphite, charcoal, and white chalk and are completed on hand toned paper. 

Time Frame: If there is a deadline, please allow a few months in advance for larger pieces. Smaller drawings/paintings can be turned around quicker. 

Sittings: We can discuss the amount of sittings you'd like to take. There can be numerous sittings, or a study can be completed from one sitting, with the remaining work completed from photography. It all depends on the style of painting you'd like to go for.   

If you would like to discuss your painting with me, please email lukethompsonart@gmail.com or call me on 07850050315. 


"Spoke to Luke at the start of the year about doing a portrait for me and the family of my dad and his dog Aslan.

Talked me through the process (I had a good high-res image) and explained the breakdown on costs and his time etc.....

The end product is just unreal, and the whole journey from an initial sketch to finish painting was amazing.

I even got Luke to come and help pick the frame. Can’t recommend enough and wish him all the best making a business out of something he clearly loves." - Gareth Jones