How to commission

Kate is always delighted to discuss customer commission requests. Please contact her with your ideas and questions and she will be happy to advise you on what will work best. If you have any clear photos, or would prefer sittings, then please let her know. You can either email photos to Kate, or post or hand deliver them to her shop in the Christchurch Emporium. Kate will give you a quote, create a mock up of the composition for you to view, and take a 50% deposit if you wish to proceed. When she starts your commission she will keep you updated with it’s progress, and at the end you can let Kate know if changes are needed prior to final payment, collection or postage. After one year paintings can be varnished.

Kate uses high quality archival products and offers framing, prints and a UK / International postage service.

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Testimonials
“Artist Kate Marr did a fantastic and awesome portrait of me. It sums me up, me and my favourite TV programme 5 News.”
Lydia Livingston
“Kate is an exceptional artist who captures both the body and soul of her subject. Her work is technically excellent and a wonderful representation of life. Not only is she a great talent but she is also a joy to commission and work with. Kate is a talented artist with a wonderful ability to capture the essence of her subject and imbue richness and energy in her portraits. Highly recommended!”
Anthony Alison
“Kate did a fantastic job with a fading old wedding photograph and I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for portrait work. Quick responses and work completed on time. Thanks for the artwork!”
Chris Scholes
“Kate is an excellent artist who provides a professional, friendly and very efficient service. Recently she commissioned a piece of artwork for my husband’s 40th birthday gift. Despite not having the exact photograph of the landscape view I was wishing to be depicted, Kate worked patiently with me searching through various photos and angles to enable her to compose the perfect piece. It was a painting of Cottesloe beach in Perth WA, somewhere she had never been to - however, she painted the scene so true to life and both my husband and I were delighted with the outcome. I would definitely recommend her and will be asking her to do more for us in the future! Thank you Kate!”
Fiona Charnock
“Oh wow that is amazing. You are so talented. Love how you just captured him. You captured him perfectly. The gentle cheeky caring inquisitive nature. He makes me laugh and lots of fun to be around. Oh love that you got his long eye lashes.”
Heidi Parkyn
“Kate provided a professional, friendly and efficient service from start to finish. Guiding us through the process and helping us to make a decision for which medium and size painting to choose. Kate did a lovely photo shoot with our children and then we chose a photo for her to work from to create our beautiful portrait. We now have a heart warming, delightful painting that captures our precious children so well and we can treasure this piece of art forever. Thank you!”
Samantha Matthews
“My Gran loved the portrait, thank you so much. We would rate you and your service 5 stars. You really helped us out at such a busy time of year. The portrait was lovely and was such a great likeness. It was sent and received very quickly from me approving the final picture sent. It was well packaged to keep it safe. You kept constant contact throughout so we were kept up to date. Thank you so much for such an amazing service.”
Gemma Bain
“Kate painted our much loved and missed Jack Russell ‘Fizzy’ and I received the painting as a Christmas gift. Well, what can I say beyond it reducing me to tears. But that is because it’s a beautiful painting, with obvious care to detail taken - no mean trick given that Fizzy ended her days with one eye and the gift I received was of a fully sighted Jack Russell. Truly beautiful and thank you for giving us such a wonderful memory of our dear departed dawg!”
Andrew Sentinella
“I asked Kate to do a portrait of my girlfriends cat for Christmas and the final drawing was absolutely superb. The drawing was done in the exact style I requested and I was kept fully updated on the progress of it. I would absolutely recommend Kate!”
Will Emerson
“Oh Kate. You welled me up. My dearest dad. You have captured him well. Your work has a lovely feeling to it”
Dianne Everett
“I really appreciate and recommend Kate’s work, she’s a talented person who can capture the soul of the image. Thanks for having this picture of my childhood drawn by you.”
Alexandre Carvalho
“Kate is a BRILLIANT artist. She paints the most incredible portraits. She has also done 2 excellent commissions of portraits of our dogs.”
Alison Russell-Hayward