Commission Your Very Own Hand-Painted Portrait

Because home is about family and family is a work of art itself!

Original portrait commissions with style!  Hand painted portrait commissions commemorate the cherished places, people or pets in your life. Our portrait commissions are gallery quality so they can become treasured heirlooms for your family.

A Tailored Artworks portrait is unique and a step up from the normal traditional portrait.  You can choose a special frame from our selection, have your portrait painted on a quality custom made canvas to fit a specific space and even choose special effects like glass coating and metallic accents.

Portraits as gifts. If the portrait is a gift i.e. for a wedding and you have a budget, why not make it a group gift and solve the problem of what to give for a lot of people! Whatever your needs, your Customised Artwork Specialist, artist Sharron Tancred can give your portrait a theme, match your style and taste and infuse the artwork with personality and colour. Portraits are not the cheapest gifts to give and prices vary greatly depending on what you want: Size, budget, quality, style, framing, delivery details, etc.

Quoting a customised portrait tailored to your decor: It is easiest and more effective to organise your unique hand painted portrait at an Art and Decor Planning Session, but if you are long distance this is what we need:

  1. Email us good quality photos and a detailed brief
  2. We’ll email you a quote
  3. Pay your deposit via EFT, and we’ll provide a timeline
  4. You’ll receive digital proofs for approval
  5. Upon your final approval, pay the residual, and we ship your artwork. Easy!

About our Art and Decor Planning Sessions

Call 07 3491 6400 to book your session or email photos to

Latest art commissions

>> Children’s Portrait commissions

One of the things we love to do is to add energy to children’s portraits! Your child’s portrait, be it a baby, toddler, child or teenager can match your decor and be any size that suits your space. Like all our artworks, we can also arrange framing, delivery and professional hanging.

Added fun like having their name, favourite toy or clothing makes their portrait special. For artwork that goes further than just a portrait, see our ‘Kids Fantasy Portraits’ on our ‘Art for Kids Spaces’ page and see how a piece of art can encourage their ambitions or treasure memories. Whatever your choice, it can be done!

Surprise your deserving loved one with a spontaneous portrait of their little darling!  Email your favourite photo of your child’s face full of emotion and we’ll send you a portrait in a spontaneous style.

2 Hour Acrylic Child Portrait from a Photo

  • 30.5 XC 30.5cm Canvas
  • $385 inc. Freight & GST
  • Offer closing soon



>> Kids Fantasy Face Portraits

We all love our children and want them to have the best in life, full of rich experiences that we enjoyed, and more.  The outcome we all desire is a confident child who knows their place in the world; a child with big dreams and the self-belief to enact upon them.  You can help your child to visualise him or herself becoming the actor, dancer, athlete, designer or astronaut they dream of becoming and have art tailored to your décor that will later become a funky and always relevant heirloom. We as adults use visualisation to help us achieve our goals, but for kids, the picture is even bigger than a new car; it’s a career!

Tailored Artworks Kids Fantasy Face Portraits, proudly supported by one of Australia’s premier resources for parents,  Kiddipedia, are unique kids portrait commissions that can portray childhood toys, favourite past times, apparel, pets and more. For the ultimate childhood portrait by Brisbane artist Sharron Tancred that will be more than a face, give us a call.


>> Family Portrait commissions

Sharron’s happy to take your photo for you at an appointment or arrange for one of our photographers to professionally photograph your family. You can also purchase a CD of the photos taken for the occasion. We will choose the best image for the painting, attain your approval and transform it into a real painted family portrait in any style.

How about Japanese style or a contemporary textured, bright, energetic style; Glass Coated charcoal on canvas, or traditional oil? Your family portrait can have metallic effects for added glamour. You can even have a fun semi-abstract style family portrait as seen in Residential Artworks.

Whatever the choice, it will have all the love and attention to detail that we know you will expect.


>> Adult & Elderly Portrait commissions

Adults, grandparents and your lost loved ones are painted lovingly either in a style you like or for a modern take, using Colour Psychology for a feeling of optimism and presence – and colour can do this! Colour can bring joy and positive feelings to your life in a way we often find hard to comprehend. When we design an artwork for you that uses Colour Psychology, we’ll explain this to you and make sure you agree.

The commissions that we have painted of lost loved ones have all been accepted with tears of joy. These aren’t austere portraits of elderly people – unless you want that; they’re mainly warm, heartfelt representations designed to evoke powerful and happy emotions for you. Just tell us about the person and what they loved doing, for instance our portrait of Niel who’s face is blue, who loved the sea and sunsets and is now free and at peace and as one with them. Our portraits, painted by Sharron Tancred are designed to feel and not just look, right to you.


>> Pet/Animal Portrait commissions

Just like our family, pet/animal portraits are created to enhance your space. They can also involve the use of Colour Psychology if you want a certain feeling. Our pet/animal portraits are a fabulous work of art in their right.

Animals are a wonderful source of inspiration to an artist – rich textures, colours, patterns and sweet expressions, providing an opportunity for a gorgeous backdrop to help create relevance and mood. Why not include lush imagery and colours around your pet’s portrait; it then becomes a true work of art and become an heirloom for your family.