Michael Cooper Original Watercolour Commissions

Vintage Delage

Commissioning a painting may be more than just buying a gift, it could be creating a family heirloom. 

My largest commission was for Allied Distillers, to paint sixteen large pictures of all their distilleries in Scotland. That was a task that took two years and had no end of friends offering to come along and carry my brushes for me as we travelled from one famous distillery to another.
Not every commission is such a gigantic project though; of late I have painted a number of animals, cats, and dogs and seem to be known now for my cow pictures. Other commissions have included a vintage car, numerous old farmhouses, country cottages, water mills, old tractors and vehicles
As you can see from my painting and prints there is an enormous amount of detail in every picture and great effort is made to make sure that they are correct in all respects.

The Wedding Garden.

 For those very special memories

This painting 'The Wedding Garden' was commssioned as a special momento of the wedding day by the bridegroom's parents for their son and daughter in law. It depicts the gardens at Gants Mill at Bruton 

St Leonards,Butleigh

I usually work from photographs that I have taken myself, though this is not always possible and prior to work starting on the final painting the client may see the working drawing and approve the content at that stage.
The cost of such commissions depends on the amount of work involved, distances travelled and the size of the picture etc. As a rough guide prices may go from about £275 for say a smallish portrait of a pet to some two thousand pounds or more for very ambitious paintings.
Often the cost of such paintings is spread between members of a family in order to purchase that very special gift for a very special occasion.

Please contact the artist should you wish to consider commissioning a painting.

Ella- Pet Portrait

Ella  a very fussy cat, a new addition to our own home

Bella one of my recent commissions framed for collection

This is a Light Oak Frame with a double mount.
Available for any picture if required, approx the same prices as the mahogany choice.
 Please contact me if this is what you would like.