Commission a painting

A special painting of your home and garden, UK or abroad, painted for you by Ilana Richardson

a s t r o s  m o r n i n g Quinta de Vargellas, Portugal

You may have a loved property overseas and would like to have a paining of it hanging on your walls at home; you'd like a painting of your home to commemorate a special occasion or just because you love it. There may be a precious memory of a place which means a lot to you.

Clients have commissioned paintings of their own homes and gardens, their holiday homes, locations of special sentimental value, wedding locations or for anniversary celebrations.

Over the years Ilana has painted many commissions, for multi-national companies, Oxford colleges, and many, many private clients.

Commercial commissions include the vineyards of Taylor's Port in Portugal and the Carmignano and Selvapiana wine estates in Tuscany as well as Macdonald's.

Positano , Italy

From a client's letter
"Having been a huge fan of your paintings since we purchased our first print in 1998, I decided to find out if you would be able to produce one of your wonderful paintings from the photograph I had taken.

The end result was stunning and for Stephen to actually come and meet you on his 50th birthday and be presented with the painting was worth all the secretive letters and phone calls!"


Ronda, Spain


Palazzo Franchetti Cavalli, Venice


Holland Road, London

c o u r t y a r d  s t a i r s
House in SW London

How does it work?

When preparing for a commission, Ilana will discuss in detail with the client the location, themes, composition and any specific requirements. She may travel to the location to explore the best views, compositions and lighting to reflect the subject in the best way and get all reference material. The final paintings will be done at her studio.

When travel is not practical or cost-effective. Ilana may use photographs provided by the client, and ideally guidance will be given as to how to take these pictures. The quality of the photographs, the lighting and composition will be vital to the quality of the painting.

The cost of commissioned paintings depends on the amount of preparation and advance research, travel and other costs, and of course the painting itself. This will be discussed in detail in advance.

Prices for commissions start at £895 for a framed painting, and payment by instalments can be arranged.

For inquiries please contact Ilana or by email or phone +44 (0)1273 726464

From the recipient of a surprise commission: "For one of the first times in my life I am lost for words! Thank you for the most fabulous painting, unique to me. To have an original IR is phenominal, I will cherish it for the rest of my life. S Lamont, Kent"


Garden in Kent

Villa Daidalos, Turkey


Judith's study


From a Client's letter
"The painting is beautiful and I had tears in my eyes when I saw it...The one piece of art I have always wanted I have now got.... Time to find another one!

Thank you very much, K Sear"

Cottage in Normandy, France

Ovingdean Grange, Brighton