The Turf Boys
Luke and Rory loading the turf
Luke and Rory loading the turf
We would like to say a very Special Thank You to Maureen for creating such beautiful memories of our three children with absolutely fantastic Paintings , they hold centre stage in our house Maureen and are admired by all , (the kids still talk about Maureen the Artist that bought us chocolate) ❤️ I would highly recommend Maureen , her work is simply amazing .XxSiobhan WhyteThe Turf Boys
Commission art; as a portrait artist there is no greater honour than to be chosen for an art commission. As such, I absolutely love working on commissions, as each piece is a new challenge and allows me to grow as an artist from the experience of painting each one. In order to create a portait, I like to research the subject and then generally I work from photographs of the painting’s subject doing what they love.
Often it is a close family member, friend or colleague that commission the piece, so I am able to find out about the subject’s background, their life and their personality. Then my aim is then to capture their energy. Through my work I wish to convey the fleeting moments of time in the life of a loved one. In addition, their personality has to shine through and somehow it always does. When there are two or more people in the painting, the connection they have between them must also be captured. I use photos for reference and I also work intuitively. This is very important because photographs only capture so much. Commissioning a painting of a valued colleague, friend or family member really is an exceptional gift, as they will be passed down through the generations. That is why, when I paint art commissions, I believe I am painting heirlooms.
To see examples and to read more about the process for commissioning art, please see below. Alternatively, if you would like to commission a portrait of a loved one or a colleague, please feel free to contact me to discuss your vision and we’ll see how we can make it a reality.
How to commission art. Where possible, I go to the clients house because people are always more relaxed in their own environment. To begin, I take “posey” photos first, as that’s what is expected. Then after that, the real magic begins, as they forget about me and go about their daily business; be it work or play. This takes about an hour at the most. Also when capturing children, don’t worry if your child never sits still. I will be taking it all in and these moments always get captured. Where it is not possible to to to the home, I work from photographs and, wherever it is possible to take photos specifically for the portrait, I can advise how best to capture the subject.
Once the commissioned art is almost complete, I invite you to my house before adding the finishing touches. We both have to be happy with it. If you live far away, we will meet up at a convenient time and location to review your commissioned art.
To read what my past clients had to say about their experience of the commission process, please go to my testimonials page to read what clients say about my work and their involvement in the creative process.
”Thank you Maureen for creating the perfect engagement gift for my good friend who loves and collects vintage teddies. Thanks for taking the time to find out a little about them and their style which you captured impeccably. I knew she would love this personalised gift. As you know, she loved it so much she immediately commissioned another painting from you!Lisa LeahyEngagement Gift Commission
OMG 😇this woman has an unearthly talent! A gift from heaven! She paints beautifully! These teddy bears are wonderful! You made us a beautiful, wonderful gift! A keepsake for life.
”I first came across Maureen’s art some years ago. Having no knowledge of art I was surprised at my own reaction. All the paintings were breathtakingly beautiful but there was one in particular I just fell in love with. A little girl, her head gently bowed trying to master her knitting needles and her large ball of bright white wool. It instantly transported me back to my own childhood. I could feel the innocence of that time through her painting. Equally it was the choice of bright vibrant colours contrasting so beautifully. I just had to have it. Maureen has the gift of making you fall in love with her art. Her paintings are beautiful, delightful, charming and sincere. I continued to add to my collection over the years and recently bought two more for my new home. I will take great joy in placing such enchanting and meaningful pieces in my home. I also ordered one for my daughter and was delighted that Maureen suggested adding some subtle touches to her painting so it is a unique piece for her. Maureen is a talented artist at capturing the innocence of the moment, professional and a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend her paintings.Helen CunninghamGoogle Reviews
A wonderful commission for a bride
on her wedding day. From all the family.
Childhood memories of happy times.
A little Derry supporter in a Kerry jersey wearing a Miraculous Medal
A pair of Rhode Island Reds living their best life in Cork.
A painting for a special little boy. To hang in his bedroom.
A little girl looking out at the Atalantic Sea
A wonderful commissions from John in Manchester.
Childhood memories of happy times with his brother.
Hey Maureen,Gavin WhiteKerry Footballer
Hope all is well. Just got your painting off Bernadette, absolutely love it! Something I will treasure for the rest of my life. Thanks a mill!
A wedding gift for a Cork bride and a Kerry Groom
A precious memory of a special day for a wonderful Nana
A Special Gift for Nana on her 60th Birthday
Ordered a portrait of my son for my mother's 60th birthday. Dealt with Maureen who was more than obliging and worked to my budget. Her detail and work was top class. Was a pleasure to deal with her. Highly recommend her.Mark Power
A precious memory of a wonderful Father
What advice would you give your three year old self?
For Grandad on his 60th birthday from his special little helper.
A gift for a special Grandmother and serious GAA fan on her 60th birthday
A 40th birthday gift capturing a beautiful memory from early childhood.
A beautiful Redhead making memories
Commissioned by her Mom for her Dad for Christmas.