Commissions

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Order with complete confidence; Scroll down to view recent commissions and kind words from collectors. If you book a commission, rest-assured you’re in good hands. Magic hands actually! (Just to clarify – I was a professional magician for 20 years prior to my art!)

Besides bipeds I also paint quadrupeds. Yes, our four-footed friends are part of our family. Why not immortalize your pet forever in a painting? I can create the purr-fect paw-trait in my style. Enquire about your pet portrait today.


‘Oh, my goodness Jay, I absolutely love it! You have really captured Larry and his death stare perfectly. I cannot thank you enough for taking a precious photo of a very precious Larry and doing him complete justice! Also thank you for your continued correspondence throughout the process. I’ve been telling everyone about how impressed I’ve been and no doubt when they see the painting, they will be in touch themselves! I can’t wait to show him off! Thank you so much again for taking this commission on and completely acing it! You are a true artist and I’m so glad I came across your work and made the decision to trust you with Larry.’ – P. St. John, N. Ireland.

Let me ‘HumAnimalise’ your pet! This collector commissioned me to create a painting of ‘Larry’ their boxer dog. I created the concept of Larry boxing… and ‘Boxer Dog’ was born. Our pets have many human traits and unique personalities of their own. I can bring these to the forefront and paint your own personality pet portrait. Enquire today>> 


‘Doc and the Gift of Magic’

‘I am absolutely overwhelmed by my magical portrait, “Doc & the Gift of Magic.” Thank you so much, Jay. What an honor!’ – Geoff “Doc” Grimes. USA

‘When looking for a special and unique gift for my dear friend and mentor in magic, I discovered Jay Fortune’s gallery. When I saw his creative and compelling portraits, I decided to commission a portrait of my friend Geoff.  Jay worked with me throughout the process, asking me for and allowing me to give input as Geoff’s portrait came into being.  The resulting portrait captured the joy and warmth of Geoff’s brilliant personality, from his engaging smile to his endearing magic bunnies. 

The portrait arrived in perfect condition from the UK, expertly wrapped and packaged.

Nothing could have made me happier than the overwhelmed and delighted reaction of my friend when I presented him with this remarkable gift. Thank you, Jay!’ -T. Heil-Davis, USA.


‘Larry’

‘It is hard to find a gift that delights my husband. This year I commissioned a custom portrait from Jay Fortune. Larry was not only delighted, he was moved to tears. The portrait now hangs in our dining room where it brings all of us on-going joy.

Working with Jay was a pleasure. The portrait arrived safely and speedily. Jay is a thoughtful and collaborative painter. I felt I was part of the creative process. I wasn’t sure a custom portrait of this quality was within our reach but it was surprisingly affordable.

My husband is always gracious about the Father’s Day ties and books we give him. But this year he was truly speechless and moved. I am so happy to have found a way to show him how special he is to us.’ – M. Hass, Memphis, USA. 

(Photo reference credit Richard Faverty/Beckett Studios)


‘Tree of Life’ 

‘I commissioned Jay to paint a black and white version of the tattoo on my back. He floored me with his great vision, eye for detail and craftsmanship and painted an incredible, life-like piece of art. Worth every penny.’ – G. Parker, Amsterdam, Holland. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


‘Magic Memories’ 

‘Everyone who has seen it, loves your painting. Thank you so, so, so much. The fact you got it done so quickly and in time for our anniversary made it even more special. It is on display in our Great Room as the center piece of artwork. Everyone comments on it. You have captured one of our most treasured memories perfectly. It’s more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Thank you. We love it and will cherish it forever.’ – T. Meseroll, Los Angeles, USA.

 


‘Wendy’

When I started seeing Jay’s work I was so impressed, I knew instantly that he was the perfect person to commission for my portrait. It was such a simple process from sending him the photo to paying and receiving the framed item. The detail and likeness is incredible; Jay has captured the essence of my mum in this portrait. It takes pride of place in my living room now and I know that my mum would be eternally grateful to Jay for producing such an amazing memory of her.’ – M. Herd, London, UK

 

 

 


‘Rock On II’ 

‘Jay has been a friend for many years and when he displayed his painting “Rock On” I was inspired to commission something similar for myself. Jay guided me through the process from drafting ideas, getting ideas of image, payment and delivery. The 30” x 30” artwork is wonderful – Jay is an artist in the true sense of the definition by St. Francis of Assissi. Thank you for my first artwork commission, and for making it a great experience.’ – S. Ridlington-White, London, UK 

 

 

 


‘Public Enemies’ (Awaiting Photograph)

‘We’d like to thank Jay for our fabulous piece of commissioned art!  This is very personal to us as it’s taken from a photograph at our fantastic wedding day 17 years ago. We wanted the piece to reflect the similar style to which our photographer used that day but with the ‘Jay Fortune’ spin! Well, Jay did not disappoint and captured this perfectly. It’s such a statement that totally reflects our humour and will provide a great talking point with friends and family. Gives us all a good giggle. It’s totally us. Thanks so much….da Gangsta’s.’ – D. Bamford, London.


‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ (Awaiting Photograph)

‘I commissioned Jay to create a special portrait for my husband’s 50th. I had an idea of what I wanted and Jay not only expanded on it but created it in record time! The finished portrait is amazing, and great value for money. I know this special gift will be in our family for years and years. Thanks so much Jay! I’m now planning his Christmas present and you’re top of our list to help again.’ S. Fletcher. UK


‘Tommy’ 

‘As a working class guy, I had always admired artistic talent but found it too expensive and out of reach. With the Covid-19 lockdown I found myself unable to do many of the things I would have normally done, such as family holidays, so I had a little bit of spare cash towards the end of the year. I looked into buying an original artwork for a Christmas present for my wife. I saw and loved Jay’s work and contacted him to explained what I wanted. We had a chat on the phone about my more specific requirements and I sent him some photos of the decor in my home so he could colour match his palette to what I wanted. I now have a stunning piece of art on my living room wall and a very happy wife! Who knows, maybe next Christmas I might buy another!’ – S. Ingeldew. UK

 


‘I Love You Madly’

‘Thank you so much for our wonderful commission for our first wedding anniversary,  ‘I Love You Madly’ .. no not you, her I mean .. anyway.. we love it! It’s a forever memory which makes us smile and everyone go ahhhhhh. It greets our visitors to the house as they walk in.  Funky, Funny, Fabulous and the picture is great too!’ – M. McCoy, UK.

 

 


‘Freckle’

‘The commission process was very easy and made even easier by your efficient and regular communications. I sent though some photos of what I wanted and you then offered me some alternative options as to the finished picture. I opted for charcoal and at various stages you sent me through update pictures of the progress you were making, asking for any comments that I might have had. The timelines you provided were spot on and it was a very good experience from my side and we are all delighted with the finished picture.’ – R. Curtis, UK.