Photo Credit: Maïa Beyrouti

Wondering how to commission a painting?

Photo Credit: Maïa Beyrouti

The stages of a commission

1. When you contact me I’ll ask you a few questions, such as what you enjoy already in my work, the size you need and ambience you want to create in your space.

2. Based on our conversation I then make rough sketches and email these to you along with a quotation. You give the concept the thumbs up, or I can make changes.

3. When you are happy with the ideas, I start the painting, I’ll ask you for a 30% non-refundable deposit to help me buy materials at this stage.

4. When the painting is finished I’ll email you photographs and let you know when the painting will be dry enough to be shipped. We can discuss shipping options at this stage. If you feel the final piece does not match our initial conversation then you are under no obligation to proceed. I can also make one phase of alterations at no extra cost.

5. Once you are completely satisfied with the finished piece and have made the final payment plus shipping costs, I will organise for the painting to be shipped to you. Your new painting arrives at your door, with certificate of provenance, and much gratitude.


Everyone who comes into my house also falls in love with her (Libby’s) art and I have a queue of people already offering to buy it from me. I will never sell it. Its vibrant colours, the perspective, the depth, the passion Libby puts into it, the story behind it all create an amazing work of art.

Honor - Maison de la Roche, Southern France

When I met Libby Page, I was truly at a low point, facing some serious challenges in my life. Some days I felt lost, facing the unknown, uncertain about everything in my life.

It was at this time that Libby began making a painting for me. When she showed it to me, I was completely shocked and overcome with gratitude. There before me was an inspiring image – a path through the trees and a brilliant light at the horizon. The painting spoke deeply into my situation and gave me hope that there was a way through.

Even now, years later- the painting that Libby created brings me back time and time again. It shows me both where I was and where I am going. It got me thinking about the power of Libby’s work and my own understanding of what it means “to heal” in my work as an acupuncturist. I wanted to express to others the power of her work as “healing through art.”

Aimée Centivany - Southern France

Acupuncture Practitioner

Pigasse 2013

“L’espoir” (The Hope)

My partner and I commissioned an original painting of the Canal du Midi from Libby in 2016, after we became aware of her work in an article on the “Languedoc Living” website and we have gone on to purchase three limited-edition prints, two of them inspired by her move to Berlin.
However it is still that first purchase which has come to mean a great deal to me personally. A few months before we met Libby to pick up our painting, we had to have one of our dogs euthanised. After years of living with diabetes (at one stage losing his sight to cataracts until he underwent an operation to have his sight restored), his suffering in the last few hours of his life was heartbreaking to see. In a weird way when I look at Libby’s painting it makes me think about him – whenever I look at the painting it gives me a feeling of “joy”, including the sheer joy for living which our dog had, despite his problems. He was a real little fighter. The painting then makes me reflect on my own passage through life. The few falling brown leaves in the top right of the painting are to me a reminder that problems and death are part of life but it is the absolute joy of living which is just so predominant – whether it is the brightness of the colours used or the perspective (almost like a journey forward) which makes me feel this I know not, I only know it is how it makes me feel.
So, thank you Libby, for providing us with a constant reminder of the joy of living.
Brian & James, Languedoc

Great news.

The painting arrived entirely in good order and is now proudly hanging on our wall.

Absolutely fantastic and thank you so much.

Paul Maynard - Auckland, New Zealand