Custom Made Paintings

 A Custom Made Painting

Most artists exhibiting with Kiwi Art House will paint a custom made artwork. The advantages are you decide on the subject and what goes into the painting, while leaving composition to the artist.   The painting is be made to the size you need and your budget.

Examples from Kiwi Art House Gallery artists include, an oil of a family walking along Oriental Bay in Wellington by Zad Jabbour, a watercolour of husband and wife in Wellington's Cuba Mall by Dianne Taylor, a watercolour of a South Island sheep station where a wedding was held, by George Thompson, a scene of the Marlborough sounds for a wedding gift, by Dianne Taylor, a Wellington villa and neighbouring houses for the home owner, by George Thompson.

Prices and Payment. Prices are usually close to whatever the artist normally charges for similar sized work. Usually payment is only required once the client is happy and there is no obligation if you decided not to take the painting.

With a custom painting you select the style of art you prefer when picking the artist. The following artists are the most popular for general commissions, below are two recommended specialists for portrait paintings.

Zad Jabbour - A realism style master. An expert at portraits and animals. Paints in oil (unavailable for 2018)

George Thompson - Representational loose style with strong use of colour,  watercolour or acrylic. Specialises in commissions of urban scenes and houses.

Dianne Taylor - Watercolour artist,  all subjects.

Alfred Memelink - Watercolour artist specialising in foreshore and Wellington scenes.

Phil Dickson - oils and watercolours in a  realism style, skilled in cityscapes and coastal scenes.

Escha van den Bogerd - Does female figuratives but also portraits. Can create new versions of her older paintings on commission.

Sam Earp - A master at coastal scenes, seascapes and mountains


Portrait Paintings

A  beautiful portrait painting can capture the essence of a loved one  far better than a photograph.

Two talented artists offer their services as portrait painters.  Both have high skill levels and years of experience.

Joy de Geus will paint a watercolour portrait from photographs, for from $500 to $700, depending on size.Joy is a Wellington watercolour artist who studied art at graduate and post graduate level in France, Holland and Italy. She has painted portraits for many years, including working as a street portrait artist in Paris.

Tatyana Kulida will paint an oil portrait for $1900 (prices may vary depending on size and if there is more than one subject) Tatyana specialises in portraits from real life, but will also paint from photographs.   She is originally from Russia, is now living in Wellington NZ, and her training is from  the Florence Academy in Italy.

Portrait Painting Examples from Joy and Tatyana


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