Commissioning a Painting

Most artists exhibiting with Kiwi Art House will paint on commission. The advantages of a commission are you get to contribute to the subject and composition of your painting. You may want a portrait, a painting of your pet, a scene of your house or all three combined! A commission can also be made to the size you want and your budget.

Examples of commissions 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. A 10% deposit is required that is not refundable and the balance is paid for once the client is happy with the painting.

With a commission you also choose the style of art you prefer when selecting the artist. The following artists are the most popular for commissions.

Zad Jabbour - a realism style master. An expert at portraits and animals. Paints in oil

George Thompson - can paint in a representational or interpretive style in watercolour or acrylic.

Dianne Taylor - Watercolour artist,  specialises in urban scenes.

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


Portrait Commissions

A  beautiful portrait painting can capture the true essence of a loved one - their spark of life, far better than a photograph. Such a painting becomes a family treasure to last a lifetime and down future generations.

Two talented artists offer their services as portrait painters.  Both have high skill levels and years of experience. Their styles  are different so you can choose the artist who best suits your personal tastes. The paintings are done from photographs. Details of what photos of a subject required will be provided. 

Zad Jabbour is a highly experienced and skilled artist from Lebanon, who is now resident in Auckland. One of his specialities is portraiture and he can also create portrait busts (see sculpture page) View Zad's page for a testimonial  

Janet Marshall has many years' experience as a painter and is famous for her New Zealand native bird paintings, also available through this site. She is also a talented portrait painter who has received commendations and made finals in award competitions. 

Portrait Painting Examples from Zad Jabbour and Janet Marshall.


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