Commissioned paintings

Hart Commission in progressVonnie considers these a pleasure and privilege. She is very experienced as a portrait painter, botanical illustrator/painter, pet/livestock and landscape artist. Working with you to create that special painting you have always wanted, ensuring the composition, colour and size is exactly fitting your requirements. Progress visits are always encouraged during the painting process, ensuring you the best possible outcome.

Below are some examples of Vonnies commissioned work

  • Ellen

    A painting of my daughter playing in the sand at Gore Bay. 

  • Ira

    Ira's portrait is a brief and gestural work leaning on blues to under paint the flesh colour. A dramatic little painting describing a vibrant and energetic lady.

  • Polly

    Polly is my wee foxy poodle. She is always with me, either in the studio or out in the field. This is a demonstration work for a workshop about painting animal portraits.


  • Broadway Radiology Commision

    Commissioned by Peter and Sarah Dixon - A special painting for one of Palmerston Norths newest architectural landmarks. The brief was the river, in particular the Te Matai Road bend. It was a joy to paint one of my favourite views of the Manawatu river

  • Candice Paewai

    This book is titled ' Makatu Tuna',and was commissioned as one in a series 

    I have illustrated for Candice, who writes about New Zealand Fauna. These illustrations are the ' story board.'