Thinking of commissioning a painting? Here’s a step-by-step description of what to expect when you commission a bespoke work from Michael Alford.
The Brigade of Gurkhas chose to commemorate the 40 year anniversary of the Falklands War by commissioning a painting from Michael Alford. Learn how he liaised with the men who were present on the day to recreate an image of the battle for Mt. William that’s true to their memories and represents historical fact.
“I enjoy doing commissions,” says Michael Alford. “There’s an opportunity to give the client what they really want. Often they’ve had a certain idea in mind for years by the time they come to me. It feels good to finally make it real for them.”
One of only a handful of artists commissioned by the British government during both world wars, Nash remains among the most influential war artists of all time. Read about the way Nash’s career charts the expansion of government support for art during wartime and illustrates how the concept of the war artist developed over the course of the 20th century.
How Michael Alford and other war artists carry on the British tradition of creating art in conflict zones.