I am always happy to discuss commissions of any size or type! I usually ask a few questions to begin with to get an idea of the display you are looking for, any particular species you want making and establish what your budget it. I will then draw out some ideas for you to chose from before finalising the design. Once you are happy with it I will begin making. A commission can take anything from 3 weeks to several months depending on the size and details put in (you can read about my making process here). I will always confirm how long a piece will take to make before I start so you know when to expect it. As some times of the year are busier than others (Christmas being the busiest!) its always best to get in contact in advance to make sure I have plenty of time to get the details right. For more information or to talk about an idea please fill out the form at the bottom of the page or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
A collection of insects create for a private commission. The different species had particular significance to the collector who displayed the frame next to their collection of real insects.
In 2016 the University of Iowa Childrens Hospital commissioned two large displays, one of insects and one of different natural objects, to be displayed in the hospital for patients and staff to see and enjoy.
These two displays were create for separate private commission, The Observer Book of Garden Flowers was made as a birthday present for a Landscape Gardener and included her favourite flowers as well as species from her own garden. The other was a Christmas present, inspired by a much loved holiday to Monets garden in Giverney. I used information about the holiday as well as my own research to chose plants and insects that would capture the feel of the garden in paper.
This private commission included some very specific species of plants and insects. Many of them were endemic to the Falkland Isles some were even extinct. Working from images I researched I was able to create a variety of flora and fauna in a fun and detailed way.
"Kate produced a unique one off item for my wife's 40th. It is quite simply stunning! Throughout Kate was very thorough and approachable...I cannot recommend her and her work enough"
"I love Kate's sculpture's. They are beautiful and imaginative one of a kind. Kate got back to me so quickly to answer my questions. I also purchased a beetle in matchbox for a gift and my friend loves it. Thank you Kate"
"Kate is such an amazing artist! Unbelievably beautiful work"
"We finally opened the packages to reveal all 6 pieces. They look amazing and we’re more than pleased. You really did a fantastic job and captured the subjects beautifully, which is no mean feat considering you’ve never seen most of the subjects in real life"
To discuss your own commission please fill out the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible........