Commissioned Work

Commissions are a really enjoyable part of dollarsandart and what better than to create an original Artwork working with others?

To lean in, share stories, thoughts and philosophies to produce a unique piece of work that tells a story, bordering on a form of therapy for the client, at times.....

 ....in the moment engagement is key in producing the work together, shaping as we both see fit....

 

As Art tells a story in vulnerable glory!

Here's a few examples, I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I did helping create them.....

The Monopolies commission

What started with a moving story about time-served in Jail led to a connection where stories where openly shared and The Monopolies commission the result for Farid a Hotelier in Portsmouth, England.....

The Monopolies Commission 
Monopoly board, assorted items, a Wheat strand and acrylic on canvas 
125cm x 130cm
2014

 

Californian Passion Storm

Im memory of Greggy senior for an extra special family with the energy silos propping up the passion storm during special times in California.....

California Passion Storm
Acrylic on canvas 
190cm x 150cm
El dorado Hills, Fairoaks, California 2018

Colourblind Beefy

A painting with a twist for Sir Ian Botham's 60th birthday, the red on green colourblind legend.....

Red on Green Dollarshot Commission 
Acrylic on canvas with a signed £20 note 
60cm x 60cm
2015

....who is the patron, saying it like it is!

 Till The Death

A shooting star, dinner on the floor in Harrogate and a soul searching conversation led to me deconstructing and recreating a family crest from Harrogate, Yorkshire with this contemporary twist as the old meets the new with a Black Knight.

Till the death
1m x 1m acrylic and bitumen on canvas
(2016)

Lewis Hamiltons Scalex Table

 'Still I rise' as there's no stopping him with his 6th World Title, honoured in a disruptive and featured in this talking piece for a Diamond Geezers pad near Woburn Golf club, which kindly supplied the sand....

Lewis Hamiltons Still I Rise
Acrylic & spray paint with Scalex 200 components, paddock club pass, blue and yellow starter hairdryer guns, Lewis disruptive print and signed AED 10 banknote with a bag of sand and a set of small Yas circuit ear plugs on plywood.
185cm x 130cm
2019

 

Lord Claude

A London based couple who wanted to capture their pet Lord Claude at his peak marking the first 'Pet Disruptive'....

Lord Claude Disruptive print
Artists Proof : January 2019

 

Manchester United 

"I'll host them for golf - you sort the signed $ bills" was the deal leading to this collage dollar style that now hangs proudly in The Qube, The Track, Meydan to be released for sale in 2020.....

#8 of Heroes & VillainS : Manchester United
Acrylic with 20 signed Manchester United $1bills on an Evra shirt dated 15.2.14 during their visit to Dubai when they were hosted for golf kindly presented by Ryan Giggs.
145cm x 130cm
2014

Lets be Frank, Sinatra original painting

Painted to celebrate what would have been The Chairmans 100th birthday 12.12.2015 from Film maker Terry 'Rise of the Footsolider' Stone. Curated at the delightful L'escargot in the heart of Soho....

Let's be Frank, Sinatra
Acrylic with 4 vinyl Sinatra records, $100 bill signed by the artist morphing from the face of Frank with Sinatra at 100 CD, a first class stamp, stars and glitter and acrylic on canvas
110cm x 110cm
2015

Lets be Frank, Sinatra prints

The painting above was the springboard for 25 limited edition prints, personalised, hand embellished and otherwise as the story continues with 4 of these being released per year - 16 down, only 8 to go!

 Ruby dooby doo Sintra print

 

An example of one of the limited edition hand embellished unique variations Sinatra print of Let's be Frank for Ruby using Mac lipstick in full effect with pen additions and Ruby eyes.....

Limited edition Let's Be Frank, Sinatra Fine Art print
Hahnemühle German Etching 310 gsm
60cm x 60cm 

 Top Trumps, Donald

Some stories are, well, sometimes best left....

But that's another story with often both sides of the coin explored.....

Top trumps, Donald
7 x 1977 rare Top Trump cards including Captain America, Dr Octopus and the Green Goblin and The Invisible Girl , featured above the Donald Trump signed $2 bill dated 20th May 2014 
 

For more feel free to head over to our Dollarsandart Facebook page that largely serves as a record of works since 2012. Dig into photos  / albums and fill your boots!

FOOTNOTE

The following works have all been completed and they're work to be added in case you're looking for one! Plugging away getting up to date and catching myself back up!

Finding your Feet in Scotland

Gary Players Golf & Giving 

Let's Be Frank, Sinatra

Ruby Dooby, Doo!

 Floored by BASF in Germany

 All Join Jack 

 Al Noor for the eyes

 Greatwood 49ers

Story, Rory Race to Dubai meets the Desert Classic!

Subuteo with Maradona and Peter Shilton

 KP24

The Elements for Asian Plantation Capital, Kuala Lumpa

Early days in Sydney, Australia

 Just Carly

Budapest Golden moments

Ronaldhinio Gaucho

Pounding your ears at Sunderland

Viv Andersons 60th

Carl Cox at The Atlantis

Pragues triptych

Jordan Belfort Real Wolf of Wallstreet 

Owen Farrell & Saracens

The curious case of Ian Brown

Peace Brushes for the Russian Consulate

Ravello Boss on the Amalfi Coast

The Manor Cup, Stoke Park 

Aim high with Michael Van Gerwen

Union, Jack Heart, Novus Cambria, North Wales

Dance of Life HMP Berwyn, Wrexham

On the 2020 radar:

 - Penny Lane, in my heart (Liverpool, England)

As both sides of the coin continues to be explored - guess which side feels the most authentic.....

OPTION A

OPTION B

 

No contest!