Over the years I have been very fortunate to receive many commissions. Some of these include one-off pieces for individuals, some include larger studies and editions of work for groups or companies. The larger studies or editions have been used as corporate gifts or used as advertising material.

One of the more unusual requests involved being present at a summer garden party and asked to capture the more humorous and spontaneous activities of the event. Another time I was asked to produce a series of watercolour sketches for a local amateur dramatic society. This meant spending many hours observing the groups’ activities. In these examples the finished works were used as promotional material for future events.

Past commissions have sometimes taken me to subject matter I would not necessarily have chosen for myself. Interpreting another’s thoughts and ideas can be challenging but also rewarding. Especially when the project encourages you to think in a different way or explore other boundaries.

Carl March