Commissions & Portraits

Commission an Artist | Alan Reed Art 

Commission an Artist Alan Reed to create a Painting of your Favourite Place, Pet Portriats or Family Portrait 

“creating memories that last a lifetime”

Alan Reed produces paintings that transport the you to the place you love or to the person you hold dear.

Make an appointment with Alan to discuss your Painting Commissions, special project or idea without any obligation.

Telephone 01661 820626 or email

Art in the Workplace

Alan will work with you to discuss the various specifications for original paintings or limited edition prints to complete your Art in the Workplace.

You will be given expert advice to help you choose the right piece of artwork and Frame to suit your budget.

Creative artwork can inspire your team and give a positive impression for your boardroom and reception areas of your company.

Original Paintings, Limited Editions Fine Art Giclee’s or Canvas can help to create a unique ambience to your workplace.

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Watercolour in Oman Landscape

Contact us to discuss your special art project or portrait +44 (0) 1661 820 626 or

To own an Alan Reed original painting is to have a truly inspirational work of art.

Commissioned Art

Commission an Artist – Alan specialises in landscapes, cityscapes, pet portraits, sport and figurative work.

His unique, fluid style captures the atmosphere of any setting. From the hustle and bustle of city life to the serenity and beauty of rural landscape.

Each painting blends the spontaneity of the moment with over 30 years of professional experience.

Since his first commission in 1981, every client has been delighted with their watercolour painting that Alan has created.

Prices start from £300 and increase in price according to the size and complexity of the subject matter.

Buying Art or Commissioning a Painting from Alan Reed Gallery

Home or Office Approval   You are welcome to take home your chosen piece of artwork 7 days on approval. If for any reason you wish to return it, then we are happy to give a full refund providing it is returned in it’s original condition.

Personal Hanging Service Alan is happy to visit your home or office within a 20 mile radius to hang your chosen piece of artwork free of charge.



  • Family Portraits Family members wishing to capture their loved ones character and personality from their early years to advanced in watercolour or oils.
  • Wedding commissions including the reception venue, church, bride, groom bridesmaids etc.
  • Pet Portraits capture the character of your beloved pet, to create an amazing gift and forever keepsake. Read Alan’s Painting blog about Painting dogs.

Portraits are painted in oils or watercolour from photographs or life over several sittings . Each sitting is approximately 2 hours with breaks whenever required.

Reviews and Testimonies
"We have three of Alan's paintings of Edinburgh and I commissioned him to paint a view our home in the Tyne Valley. The Edinburgh paintings have pride of place in our hall and the commissioned picture sits above our dining room fireplace. I have also bought a copy of Alan's "Sketch Book of Oman" - a high quality product which makes an excellent gift.All of Alan's work is first class and of excellent value"

- Dr Alan R - Stocksfield
"Alan painted a bespoke landscape of the beach and castle at Bamburgh as a keepsake for our family. We were especially impressed by the attention he gave to our wishes, including at our request, miniature representations of all of us, and we love the finished product It is a treasured possession"

- Lynne Oxley - Morpeth
We came home last night from Portugal, where we had been celebrating my birthday on Tuesday with the children and grandchildren. Now, I am the ever so proud and thrilled owner of the most marvellous portrait of me. I have felt both ecstatic and overwhelmed. Diana had erected it suitably on her easel............more

Arthur - London
"Alan is a delightful person and a truly talented artist, I currently have two of Alan's paintings and I have also commissioned Alan to paint a winter scene of the front of my business `City Retreat in the Snow` which we have used as the picture on our company christmas card, I think it`s amazing. His gallery in Ponteland has beautiful array of his own and other artists painting on display this coupled with the warm welcome and the hospitality received form both himself and his lovely wife Susan make a visit very worthwhile. Also the `Own Art` Scheme which allows you to purchase your piece over a period of time `interest free` is a great help. Keep up the good work Alan"

- Lesley Caster, City Retreat - Newcastle

Examples of Commissioned Paintings

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Il Campo, Siena in Watercolour
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River Tyne, North Shields in Watercolour
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A family with their dogs on the beach at West Wittering in Sussex
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Otterburn Wedding Commission – Watercolour
L'Hotel Marrakech Commission
L’Hotel Marrakech Oil and Gold Leaf
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Durham School v Rugby School in Watercolour
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Dhows in Sur, Oman. Oil painting with gold leaf.
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North Shields Fish Quay – Watercolour
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Canal of Cars, Venice. Handmade Birthday Card in Watercolour
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Rockcliffe, Dumfries – Watercolour commission for a 50th birthday.
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