Why Commission an Oil Portrait?

Oil portraits have long been the medium of choice for immortalising yourself or a loved one. They evoke a long-lasting, timeless quality which cannot be matched by any other means. A beautiful oil portrait captures a chapter in someones life, rather than a fleeting moment.

There are countless reasons to commission a portrait, such as parents seeking to preserve a special time in a child’s life, a partner honouring a loved ones achievements, a wedding, anniversairy, birthday, to commemorate milestones in careers and celebrate success… The list goes on. By having a portrait painted to mark these occassions it becomes a true celebration to be treasured for a lifetime.

A portrait speaks volumes about a person and their accomplishments, passions, and who they truly are. They capture much more than the surface value, but instead the integral being of an individual and what makes them so unique. This is something which will be saved and cherished by future generations.

If you wish to capture something lasting, invest in a beautifully painted portrait by Hazel Morgan, and you will have peace of mind that it will look as spectacular as it does today in hundreds of years time.

By choosing to invest in an oil portrait, you will have peace of mind that it will look as spectacular as it does today in hundreds of years time and remain a legacy for family generations to come.

Both families and corporations have used commisioned portraiture to mark momentous occassions, celebrate success and achievements, and show true appreciation of an individual.

Hazel Morgan Painting Oil Portrait

Hazel Morgan in her studio, 2021, painting an Oxford graduate.

Oil painting of an Oxford Graduate by Hazel Morgan

Completed portrait of Oxford Graduate by Hazel Morgan

Hazel began her formal training in 1994 when she travelled to the famous Charles H. Cecil Studio in Florence. Having already completed numerous commissions in the worlds of equestrian and figurative portraiture, her talent was instantly recognised, and she became a tutor to the intake of students. This enriching experience and period of development taught her invaluable skills and lead her on the path to follow in the footsteps of the great Masters who inspire her work, such as Sargent, Velasquez, Munnings, Constable and Van Dyke.

Hazel has further honed these practices and has become an artist who not only has the ability to capture what she sees, but is able to reach into the soul of her subject, painting each horse as if it were her own, and each person as if she had known them for years.

Her work captures precious moments in time creating a legacy for future generations. As Hazel says, “I am able to capture moments that allow people to relive magic memories for years to come”.

Hazel excels in painting oil portraits from photographs, including posthumous portraits, and is able to capture their personality and essence as if she has known them for a lifetime.

If you’re thinking about commissioning a portrait, get in touch today by completing the contact form below! 

Most Popular Occassions to Commission a Portrait

Lots of portraits are commissioned out of admiration for an individual with no particular date or event in mind, but they are also created as a one-of-a-kind gift which is both thoughtful, and memorable.

Here are the Top 10 Occasions when our clients have commissioned a portrait:

1. Celebration of life/ Posthumous

2. Birthday

3. Retirement

4. Anniversary

5. Promotion

6. Career Accomplishments

7. Childhood Memories

8. Wedding

9. New Home

10. Holidays

Portrait of Richard Green, CEO & Chairman of First Bank, by Hazel Morgan

Portrait of Richard Green, CEO & Chairman of First Bank, by Hazel Morgan