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Although many of the paintings on functional wood items, slate, or other surfaces are portrait commissions as well, this page is for more typical commissioned paintings done on wood panel, masonite (hardboard,) paper, or canvas.

For commissions my preferred medium is acrylic, however I also work in oil and watercolour. Pricing depends on the style and medium.

Baby Frankie Painting
Baby Frankie, 10" x 10", acrylic on birch panel

A unique style focuses on close-ups and allows the subject to be much larger, truly 'filling the frame' for strong impact, with little or no background. Painted in acrylics on birch panel and varnished for protection, they are available in a wide variety of sizes. Panels come in either gallery depth (1.5") or regular depth (1") and the edges are painted so the piece needs no framing. Hanging hardware is included and the painting can be hung on the wall as soon as it is received. Most sizes are available in both depths however some sizes may be available only in regular depth or gallery depth so please let me know if you have a preference.


For more information on fine art commissions, visit my new website wyndianart.com, where you can see many newer works as well as pricing information.



Painting Panel Sides Painting Panel Sides

Two shots showing the two depths the panels come in: the painting on the left ("Yancey") is regular depth, and the two on the right ("Baby Frankie" and "Merlin") are gallery depth.

Note the painted sides as well, using a colour that complements the painting - black for the paintings that are mostly grey, and a brown faux woodgrain look for the brown Beardie painting.

As you can see, no framing is needed to display these paintings.

Yancey Painting

10" x 10", acrylic on birch panel

10" x 12", acrylic on birch panel
Merlin Agility Painting

In 2003 I was commissioned to do 4 paintings for the Bearded Collie Club of America National Specialty. The paintings represented the 4 aspects of the specialty - conformation, obedience, agility, and herding, and I was given instructions on what was to be included in order for them to be indicative of the area in which the specialty was being held - Asheville, North Carolina. These paintings were then reproduced on to various sizes of wooden boxes, which were given out as trophies. Each painting measures 11" x 14" and was done in acrylics on masonite.

BCCA Conformation Painting


Although the specialty was in North Carolina, they wanted to make sure to include a little bit of South Carolina since the club hosting the national was the Carolinas Bearded Collie Club, so I was asked for this painting to include a particular fountain located in Charleston, SC, which is shaped like a pineapple, as well as some azaleas.

BCCA Obedience Painting


I was given a reference photo to work from for this painting, featuring an accomplished obedience Beardie sitting on the stone wall overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. I added the obedience dumbbell.

BCCA Agility Painting


For this painting they wanted a beach scene, with the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, and a Beardie or Beardies jumping the snow fencing used to prevent beach erosion.

BCCA Herding Painting


North Carolina has a lot of golf courses, so for the herding painting I was asked to have a Beardie herding Canada Geese off a golf course.

Yorkshire Terrier Commission

A pair of Yorkie commissions, each 5" x 7", acrylic on masonite

Commissioned Painting

Acrylic on Multimedia Artboard, approx. 3 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Cairn Terrier Pearls

Cairn Terriers with Pearls
Gouache on Bristol
3 1/2" x 6 1/2"

This design was commissioned by the Potomac Cairn Terrier Club for their 2004 Specialty, which had a pearls theme. Notecards featuring this design were given as prizes.

Rat Terrier Commission
Rat Terrier Commission
Acrylic on Masonite
11" x 14"

I was commissioned by the Clumber Spaniel Club of America to do many of the illustrations for the Illustrated Breed Standard. Most were pencil drawings, while a few were full colour paintings.
Here are just a few that I did.
I offer a Clumber Spaniel print featuring a selection of the pencil drawings.
It can be seen on the Prints page.
The full Illustrated Standard can be seen at the following link:
CSCA Illustrated Standard (PDF Document 3.5MB)
Clumber Ideal Dog
Clumber Bitch Head Clumber Dog Head

Clumber Full Tail Clumber Front

Clumber Head Markings