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    Dawn Crothers painting

    Personalised pieces of art
    Whether you’d like to commission artwork for yourself, or as a special gift for someone you know, Dawn is always happy to create bespoke paintings and has had many satisfied clients over the years. Just contact Dawn by phone or email and she’ll have a chat with you about what you would like.

    Some useful information to know before getting in touch is:
    Size of painting required
    Content – being as specific as you can is great, as this gives Dawn a clear idea of what you have in mind
    Photographs/images for reference

    Once Dawn has all of this, she’ll then come up with some of her own suggestions for the artwork and discuss this with you – again via email, on the phone or in-person, as preferred.

    Dawn Crothers with her Snail Tree commissioned painting
    Dawn pictured with a special Snail Tree painting commission

    Dog, Cat and Pet Portraits
    I have been painting animals for over 20 years and just love capturing their individual personalities and traits. Maybe you have a family dog or cat you'd like me to paint or draw in charcoal...I'd love to hear from you!
    I can also provide a special gift voucher if you'd like to give the portrait as a present ..Please just send me an email or call in for a chat at my studio and gallery in Belfast.

    Dawn Crothers portrait of a Bassett Hound
    Portrait of a Bassett Hound by Dawn Crothers

    Artistic license
    Commissions can be original ideas from the client, or adapted from Dawn’s existing work. For instance, many clients request personalised ‘Snail’ paintings, created bespoke for them in terms of size and colours.

    While Dawn will always endeavour to work as closely as possible to a client’s brief, there will always be some artistic license involved with commissions, as she interprets your ideas. However, this only adds to the uniqueness of the piece and will bring your concept to life in a way only an experienced artist can achieve.

    Once a commission is agreed with Dawn, a deposit needs paid in full before she commences work. Cost includes creation of the artwork, as well as framing and postage (to the UK and Ireland) International shipping rates upon request.

    NB The painting can also be sent unframed, with the cost of framing subsequently deducted from the commission price.

    Commissions usually take between two to four weeks to complete and costs are in keeping with the time it takes to produce other works of the same size.

    If the commission is needed faster this can also be arranged!

     To request a commission, please call Dawn on (07730598616) or email