My Approach:

Whether it is a landscape or a portrait, I take the time to get to know the subject of each commission. For landscapes I like to visit the location in person. I like to hear what is special about this place; what memories and connections are associated with the land. I want to know what is important about this place to you. I feel the time of day, the light, the wind, the smells, and take in all this information. My goal is to make this moment last longer and to be as authentic as possible.

With portraits I do the same. I try to learn as much as possible about the subject. Their personality needs to shine through in the final painting or drawing. I want to hear stories about this person or meet them if possible. For example, by knowing the subject had a sense of humour I can add that special twinkle in their eye that a photograph can not replicate.

Next steps:

If you have any questions about the process I be happy to talk them through with you. I’d love to hear more about your ideas and we can work together to find the size and medium that suits you.

If you have a deadline in mind please get in touch as soon as possible. The painting process can spans months and also take months drying time (dependant on size).

Below you will find some of my projects to help spark your inspiration.

Portrait Commissions

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Do you have loved one you would like to commemorate in oils? Or a family member who lives too far away that you want to bring closer to home? I embody a sense of life into the oil paintings that a photo often do not provide. A place where memories flourish.

Reference material

Working from photo references I encourage clients to find the best reference they can, after all this is a special project.

I would like to thank Georgette for the beautiful job she made of the painting of my Dad. After seeing the portrait Georgette had painted of Dad’s brother Jack, Georgette’s Grandfather, I had to see about getting painting done of Dad. The price and the job was fantastic. The painting had to be done in secret because it was a surprise for Mum. I flew to New Zealand from Australia to pick up the painting and surprised Mum. She loved it. Everything went well.
Thanks. Colin
— Colin Dobson

Landscape Commissions

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Reference material

I often visit the location myself to understand the scene fully. I like to hear what makes this location special to you and I take many reference photos to create a composition that represents the place.


Do you have a special connection with a particular view or scene? The view from the family bach or the location where you got engaged perhaps? With an oil painting I can make that moment last longer.

Georgette was exceptional, talking through feelings and thoughts about the landscape. She turned the original photo into a masterpiece, capturing the unique texture of light sparkling off distant mountains.
— Mathew Cowan

Pet Portrait Commissions

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Pet Portraits

Our furry friends find a special place in our hearts. When our beloved pets pass on, a painting can be a beautiful reminder of time with them. A way for them to still be with us. Or we may want to capture a playful side of a pet that is still with us.

Reference material

With pets I often work from supplied photos. Supply as many photos as you can so I can understand the nature and characteristics of your pet.

Georgette not only captured a perfect likeness of Reuben, my mother-in-law’s beloved Golden Labrador – she also captured his energy and spirit, creating a beautiful work of art that will ensure his memory lives on for years to come.
— Tim Cronin

Have something in mind? Say hello, I’m always happy to chat through your ideas.