David Miller
Fish and Wildlife Art
All images on this site are © David Miller. All rights reserved.

Commissions

If you would like a unique piece of fish, bird or wildlife artwork to remind you of a special experience or as a gift for someone then why not commission an original oil painting, oil study or drawing? Prices start at £300 for an unframed pencil drawing, £400 for a mixed media study, £500 for an oil study or £1650 (framed) for a more detailed oil.
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Bespoke Commissions

Perhaps you would like your own trophy or personal best fish to feature in one of my underwater paintings along with the fly, lure or bait it was captured on; or you would like something similar to a painting I have already sold. Whatever your requirements do get in touch, either by phone or mail, and we can discuss your ideas. I regret that I do not undertake any commissions involving domestic animals or human portraits (with or without fish!). However, if you are interested in something like this please contact my wife Lisa ( lisa@thepaintedhorse.co.uk ) At the moment my original paintings are much in demand and I often sell them before they are finished so if you would like one of my original paintings commissioning one is a good option.
This bespoke painting was based upon the clients personal best catch. Even the celebratory bottle of whiskey was included in the finished piece!

Commissioning a Painting - First Steps

If you’ve decided that you would like to commission a painting please bear

a few points in mind:

1) DESIGN

Do you have any specific ideas and are they in keeping with the style of work I already produce?

2) DIMENSIONS

Does the painting need to fit into a particular space (making allowances for framing)?

3) BUDGET

4) TIME SCALE

A painting can take from a week to a couple of months to complete depending upon the size

and complexity involved and on what other work I may have on the easel at the time. If the

painting is a gift and needs to be ready for a certain date then please contact me as early as

possible to make sure I can complete and frame it (if required) in good time.

Prices

The price for a piece of commissioned work is dependent on the following:

1) The amount of preparatory fieldwork and research required.

2) The complexity of the design

3) The size and type of painting required (drawing, study or detailed oil)

4) The required completion date

5) Any extra expenses that may be incurred (eg. the purchase of particular flies or lures)

For a more comprehensive guide to pricing and commission

examples please click on this link

PRICE LIST

The Artist & The Client

Clients are usually very exited about commissioning a painting but it is equally important that the artist is happy and positive about the arrangements. Not only do I need to be inspired by the painting but I need to be confident that I can do a good enough job not only to please the client but also to meet my own professional standards. My reputation as an artist is built upon my own personal methods of working and it’s essential that I feel comfortable with the subjects I paint, therefore I reserve the right to make the final decision on the design. The painting I produce can never be exactly the same as the image you may have visualised but I will always do my very best to produce something that comes very near to it.

Next Steps

Once a commission has been accepted and if the subject matter is not too specialist I will complete the painting and show it to the client for approval. If a direct viewing cannot be arranged due to time constraints or distance a high resolution image will be emailed to the client. At no stage you are under any obligation to buy if the painting does not fulfil your requirements. If the commission is very large and/or of a more specialist or personal subject then a non- refundable deposit would be required before work can begin. This would usually be 10% of the agreed price. Staged progressed payments may be required for high value commissions.

Copyright

This

is

a

question

that

does

arise

from

time

to

time

and

some

clients

believe

that

because

they

own

a

particular

painting

then

they

also

own

the

copyright

on

that

painting.

However,

in

accordance

with

UK

copyright

law,

unless

a

separate

agreement

is

arranged,

all

reproduction

rights

and

copyrights

remain

with

the

artist.

This

includes

not

only

the

finished

painting

but

all

preliminary

sketches

and

/

or

oil

studies

carried

out

during

the

commission stages.

FAQ
T&C
Fish and Wildlife Art
David Miller
All images on this site are © David Miller. All rights reserved.

Commissions

If you would like a unique piece of artwork to remind you of a special experience or as a gift for someone then why not commission an original oil painting, oil study or drawing? Prices start at £300 for an unframed pencil drawing, £400 for a mixed media study, £500 for an oil study or £1650 (framed) for a more detailed oil.

Bespoke Commissions

Perhaps you would like your own trophy or personal best fish to feature in one of my underwater paintings along with the fly, lure or bait it was captured on; or you would like something similar to a painting I have already sold. Whatever your requirements do get in touch, either by phone or mail, and we can discuss your ideas. I regret that I do not undertake any commissions involving domestic animals or human portraits (with or without fish!). However, if you are interested in something like this please contact my wife Lisa ( lisa@thepaintedhorse.co.uk ) At the moment my original paintings are much in demand and I often sell them before they are finished so if you would like one of my original paintings commissioning one is a good option.
This bespoke painting was based upon the clients personal best catch. Even the celebratory bottle of whiskey was included in the finished piece!

Commissioning a Painting - First Steps

If you’ve decided that you would like to commission

a painting please bear

a few points in mind:

1) DESIGN

Do you have any specific ideas and are they in keeping

with the style of work I already produce?

2) DIMENSIONS

Does the painting need to fit into a particular space

(making allowances for framing)?

3) BUDGET

4) TIME SCALE

A painting can take from a week to a couple of

months to complete depending upon the size and

complexity involved and on what other work I may

have on the easel at the time. If the painting is a gift

and needs to be ready for a certain date then

please contact me as early as possible to make

sure I can complete and frame it (if required) in

good time.

Prices

The price for a piece of commissioned work is

dependent on the following:

1) The amount of preparatory fieldwork and

research required.

2) The complexity of the design

3) The size and type of painting required (drawing,

study or detailed oil)

4) The required completion date

5) Any extra expenses that may be incurred (eg. the

purchase of particular flies or lures)

For a more comprehensive guide to

pricing follow this link

PRICE LIST

The Artist & The Client

Clients are usually very exited about commissioning a painting but it is equally important that the artist is happy and positive about the arrangements. Not only do I need to be inspired by the painting but I need to be confident that I can do a good enough job not only to please the client but also to meet my own professional standards. My reputation as an artist is built upon my own personal methods of working and it’s essential that I feel comfortable with the subjects I paint, therefore I reserve the right to make the final decision on the design. The painting I produce can never be exactly the same as the image you may have visualised but I will always do my very best to produce something that comes very near to it.

Next Steps

Once a commission has been accepted and if the subject matter is not too specialist I will complete the painting and show it to the client for approval. If a direct viewing cannot be arranged due to time constraints or distance a high resolution image will be emailed to the client. At no stage you are under any obligation to buy if the painting does not fulfil your requirements. If the commission is very large and/or of a more specialist or personal subject then a non-refundable deposit would be required before work can begin. This would usually be 10% of the agreed price. Staged progressed payments may be required for high value commissions.

Copyright

This

is

a

question

that

does

arise

from

time

to

time

and

some

clients

believe

that

because

they

own

a

particular

painting

then

they

also

own

the

copyright

on

that

painting.

However,

in

accordance

with

UK

copyright

law,

unless

a

separate

agreement

is

arranged,

all

reproduction

rights

and

copyrights

remain

with

the

artist.

This

includes

not

only

the

finished

painting

but

all

preliminary

sketches

and

/

or

oil studies carried out during the commission stages.

FAQ
T&C