commissions

Ian regularly undertakes commissions of all kinds and welcomes client led projects. He has painted many buildings to commission, ranging from traditional granite houses, to holiday homes abroad, restaurants and shop-fronts, towers, castles and palaces. He has also painted landscapes, cars and boats, illustrated articles in magazines, designed cards, adverts and logos, and painted images which appear on mugs, t-shirts, tea towels & even vehicles, all to commission in Ian’s unique style.

Ian has also been commissioned to design window grills for an exclusive car park, a giant Robot made from used electrical items and a variety of creative elements for the Household Recycling Centre in Jersey.

the commission process

Contact Ian by phone 01534 485168, on his mobile 07797 832847 or send him an e-mail to studio@ianrolls.co.uk. Let him know what you have in mind and he will then arrange to meet you to see the house, view or whatever the subject is. Ian will fill out a simple form with the commission details and take a 20% deposit. He will make a series of photos or arrange a time to come back to make the drawing or painting on location.

Ian paints the majority of commissions in watercolour on thick hand made paper (600gsm) which will be mounted on acid-free board with uneven ‘decel’ or torn edges of the watercolour paper showing.

Ian can also undertake commissions in other media and on unusual supports, for example oil on driftwood, so don’t hesitate to ask for an estimate if you have a special request.

The size of the painting is flexible and will determine the cost. On this page is a table guide of sizes & prices which are for an unframed mounted watercolour.

The sizes listed in the blue table (right) refer to the painted area. When mounted and framed the picture size will be considerably bigger.

For example, a picture with a painted image size of 12 x 14 inches, when framed (including the mount and frame width) will have an overall size of about 20 x 22 inches.

Size (in/mm)

Price

6 x 8 / 152 x 203 

£500

8 x 10 / 203 x 254 

£600

10 x 12 / 254 x 305

£700

12 x 14 / 305 x 356

£800

13.5 x 16 / 343 x 406

£900

15 x 18.5 / 381 x 470

£1000

16.5 x 20.5 / 419 x 521

£1200

18.5 x 23.5 / 470 x 597 

£1400

20.5 x 27.5 / 521 x 698

£1600

22.5 x 31 / 572 x 787

£1800

A watercolour which is bigger than 22.5 x 31 inches would require a special paper order which can be quoted for by request.

The format of the paper size is also flexible, so a long thin or square format painting is possible or a framed picture size to fit a specific space.

vouchers

If you are stuck for a present for a special occasion, why not consider a voucher towards an Ian Rolls commission? Ian can prepare one of his greetings cards as a voucher with a special hand written message. No stress!

Below is a selection of previous commissions. ↴

Size (in/mm)

Price

6 x 8 / 152 x 203 

£500

8 x 10 / 203 x 254 

£600

10 x 12 / 254 x 305

£700

12 x 14 / 305 x 356

£800

13.5 x 16 / 343 x 406

£900

15 x 18.5 / 381 x 470

£1000

16.5 x 20.5 / 419 x 521

£1200

18.5 x 23.5 / 470 x 597 

£1400

20.5 x 27.5 / 521 x 698

£1600

22.5 x 31 / 572 x 787

£1800

View down Roseville Street to Havre des Pas, Jersey 2020
Deloraine House, Jersey 2020
View from Rockhouse, Gorey, Jersey 2019
Driftwood, Jersey 2018
Samares Manor, Jersey 2018
Beau Vallon, Jersey 2017
Red Double-Decker Bus 2017
Wakener’s Court, Hazlemere, England 2016
The States Chamber, Jersey 2016
La Rocque pier, Jersey 2016
“Bramble Cottage”, Gorey, Jersey 2016
Beau Vallon, Jersey 2017
Château de Salornay à Hurigny, France 2016
Les Minquiers, Channel Islands 2015
Centre Point Nursery, Jersey. 2014
Jersey College for Girls. 2014
St Brelade’s Bay & la Cotte, Jersey. 2013
Le Braye Cafe, Jersey 2012
Jersey Mobile Library 2012
Electro-Trash Robot 3.5 metres tall… made from discarded electrical items 2012
My Jem (J159) 2011
Embercombe (Devon) 2010
St Brelade’s Bay (Jersey) 2010
Wesley Chapel (on fire) 2009 oil on burnt wood panel
El Tico & Lifeguard Centre, St Ouen’s Bay, Jersey 2010
Portelet Bay (Jersey) 2009
Car Park Grill (detail) 2010
Kensington Gate Car Park, Jersey (window grills designed by Ian Rolls) 2010
St. Ouen’s Bay (with Surf Shack) 2006
Police Headquarters, Jersey 2005
Oakwell 2005
The Power House, Jersey 2006
Jersey Mobile Library (artwork on vehicle) 2000
States Chambers, Jersey 2006
St.Clement’s School, Jersey 2005
Maillards Auctioneers (Haute Tombette, Jersey) 2006
Beechfield House 2008