Commissions

Mark undertakes a variety of commissions working closely with you. From small works on paper to very large oils on canvas, he will be able to capture your favourite view, landscape, cityscape or portrait.

This is how the process works: We have an initial meeting to discuss your ideas and develop an agreed brief to follow. This will include the size, medium & price. Mark will then prepare an initial sketch before starting on either the canvas (for oils) or paper (for acrylic paintings). He will work on site and/or use photographs; paintings are then completed in the studio. There will be up to three review stages to enable you will be able to give your feedback & suggest alterations before completion of the piece.

Prices start at £500 & we are happy to accept payment with interest-free instalments.

For further information please contact Nic on 07739 708 388 or pearson.nic@gmail.com

Examples of Previously Commissioned Work

Commission by Mark Pearson Artist
Rye Lane

Client Brief

Rhys & Emel had previously lived in one of the flats depicted here on Rye Lane and having moved away they wanted a reminder of their time in Peckham. The painting is based on a smaller less detailed piece they initially saw on Instagram; they are featured in the composition as are other aspects personal to them – e.g a good friend, animals & a bicycle. The other figures were chosen from characters appearing in a selection of Mark’s other works of the area.

Testimonial

‘We discovered Mark’s paintings via Instagram, having lived in Peckham for many years we felt an instant connection with his work. His unique approach to capture the life and soul of the vibrant streets of SE15 mesmerised us! The first step was to view Mark’s work in person and we did so in his lovely home/studio in Peckham not completely knowing what we wanted to achieve. Mark and his wife Nic were both incredibly welcoming and showed us a variety of his work and discussed many different options with us. We decided to commission a painting of our flat we used to live in inspired by a past painting of Mark’s. Mark was incredibly enthusiastic to take on our project and our ideas started to flow and form within minutes of our first meeting. We formed a great working relationship with him and Nic; he was happy to add and change parts of the painting along the way to make it personal to us and was very patient and accommodating. We are extremely happy with the end result and just can’t wait to hang it on our wall in our new home!’
Rhys & Emel
Peckham Rye Park

Client Brief

James commissioned a large oil painting of a summer scene in Peckham Rye Park, local to where he spends many hours with his family. He wanted his children in the painting, and then towards the end of the project Mark also included James & his wife. There were other specific elements that James wanted to include, such as the buses and for Mark to capture the busy atmosphere of the park showing the diverse community in Peckham.

Testimonial

“Mark managed to beautifully capture both Peckham Rye in the late spring, just as London is emerging from hibernation, as well as our two boys at a very special point in their lives (where they enjoy climbing trees and collecting sticks, not playing Fortnite), in what is a very special painting”
James
View from One Tree Hill

Client Brief

Mike wanted Mark to capture the stunning view of the City of London from this ancient woodland hill; the painting is a juxtaposition of the old and new. The season was important to Mike who wanted a winter scene with limited foliage so as not to obstruct the view and the buildings to be accurate.  This was a ‘pure’ landscape with no figures in it, again at Mike’s request. Part of the composition was left entirely to Mark’s discretion, such as the sky and the foreground.

Testimonial

‘’My family and I are delighted with our painting, and I would be happy to speak to anyone considering commissioning a painting from Mark’’
Mike Smith
Phoebe (one of four portraits)

Client Brief

Four siblings commissioned Mark to paint individual portraits as a surprise present for their mother’s special birthday. This was a challenging project in lockdown for the siblings to sit in very difficult (& secret!) circumstances, and in fact for one of these Mark had to work from photographs alone. The four portraits are all very different in Mark’s interpretation with varying use of light and tone to portray their likenesses.

Testimonial

‘’The best part of my 60th lockdown birthday celebrations with my husband and children was in the evening when I had a surprise extra gift from my eldest daughter Phoebe. I was given four beautiful portraits of my four children as the gorgeous wonderful adults that they have become. And to top it off they were by my favourite local artist Mark Pearson. I have several of his paintings of Peckham but his portraits are another level again. He managed to capture not only what they look like but their personalities too. They will forever be my favourite possession ever’’.
Janet Newman
Sophie at the Bar

Client Brief

This was a surprise birthday present for Sophie’s husband. She had seen a post on Instagram of a bar scene that Mark had painted some years ago, the idea was to recreate this but with Sophie as the figure in the picture and with references to specific bottles of alcohol on the shelves.  These would be recognisable to her husband who works in the drinks industry. This was also a challenge to compete in lockdown, with Sophie posing in the freezing cold in a backless dress in Mark’s front garden! 

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Primrose Hill View

Client Brief

Wendy wanted a very large canvas to replace a painting currently hanging in her home. She was open a number of suggestions based on a series of very different ideas. Mark prepared small oil paintings in the same proportions to the large canvas size; a view of Wendy’s local park was decided upon, based on an atmospheric photograph that she had taken. It was important to Wendy that the colours in the painting complemented the décor in her room and that it would be mainly about the landscape, with a few figures within the composition.

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