I've been so fortunate over the years to have been commissioned to paint some truly wonderful paintings for truly amazing people. It has to be one of the most fulfilling aspects of my job to create a completely unique painting which is often deeply personal to my client.
If you would like to discuss your ideas for a commission please get in touch via the contact page, I'd love to hear them.
"A Sunny Day in Oscar's Garden"
"I loved the idea of commissioning an artist, and renovating a sacred space to house my clinic, Cycles of Change, felt like the perfect opportunity to allow that dream to manifest.
I had heard about Helen Rhodes and seen some of her unique work.
People and the service they provide has always mattered to me and what struck me immediately about Helen, was her passion, openness, humility, and love of the natural world.
She spent a long time listening to my story, my vision, passions. She asked to see my garden for inspiration.
This was a shared journey of discovery, with Helen photographing her progress so I felt involved.
When she came and unveiled the carefully wrapped, and beautifully framed original, We both had tears in our eyes. The colours and textures brought the work to life. Phenomenal attention to details that were personal to me and my family.
“Held in stillness, ready to heal” was the title that spoke to me.
I still stand and gaze at the gift to myself and the clinic and I still see something new in the painting.
I would highly recommend Helen, and this journey to creating a unique, commissioned work of art."
Carolyn Eddleston of Cycles of Change a clinic in Barrow-upon-Soar
Leicestershire specialising in traditional Chinese medicine and acupunture.
“We recently commissioned a painting from Helen to reflect our holiday experiences in Norfolk. The whole process was undertaken in a very thoughtful way with the use of photos and personal discussions enabling Helen to sketch her first thoughts.
Once agreed this was transformed into the finished painting using our choice of colours combined with Helen’s own unique style.
The final result was stunning and far exceeded our expectations.”
Steve and Liz Coates
"I was looking for a picture to put on a newly painted wall. I had bought one of Helen’s paintings a few years back and was looking at her website when I saw that she does commissions. My 60th birthday was coming up and I knew I wanted something special and a commissioned painting would be ideal.
I met with Helen and we discussed what colours I liked and what little symbols I wanted in the painting that were personal to me. I was completely bowled over when I saw the end result. The picture was unveiled at my birthday party and it was so fun to see my friend’s reactions. They were really taken with the vibrant colours and little symbols.
I will have that picture forever and I love the thought that it will be passed down to my children and then to their children.
I am so glad I had it done - it’s perfect!"
"Having loved Helens’ work for quite a few years, my husband surprised me with the opportunity of commissioning Helen to create a piece of artwork for our home. What a lovely experience! From the initial discussion of ideas with Helen to the sharing of photo’s and thoughts which culminated in the official unveiling. The joint experience was so enjoyable and personal and the result was wonderful. In her very special style, Helen was able to capture the spirit of what is really important to me. Breathtaking!"