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15% off Bespoke Wedding Portraits

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To celebrate The Royal Wedding, we’re offering a 15% discount off all wedding portraits commissioned by Monday, 2nd May 2011. All portraits are based on your favourite wedding photo and will be exquisitely hand-painted by one of our top portrait artists.

Of all occasions, weddings are the events that most need to be immortalised in oils. Our portraits allow emotions, personalities and sentiments to shine through – creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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Beautiful Oil Portrait by Fabulous Masterpieces

So much time, thought, energy and effort goes into planning the big day that a skilfully hand-painted oil painting of a treasured moment is truly a very thoughtful and touching gift to receive and is certainly an event that should be commemorated in oils.

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Wedding Portrait by Fabulous Masterpieces based on the couple's favourite wedding photo

A favourite wedding photograph or special big day moment may earn a distinguished place in photo albums, but the glory of a great image often deserves a more artistic and meaningful touch. Fabulous Masterpieces’ portrait artists transforms treasured wedding photographs into unique, flawless portraiture carried out with the finest materials and carefully studied techniques, resulting in a touching gift destined for prominent display. Clients can omit various details or choose to have new elements added to a painting, making it especially personal. From capturing a bride’s radiant smile to evoking the import and weight that a wedding represents, Fabulous Masterpieces‘ portraits don’t simply commemorate; they celebrate.

Wedding Oil Portrait

Photo emailed into Fabulous Masterpieces

Wedding Oil Portraits

Wedding Portrait. Oil on canvas by Fabulous Masterpieces
Far from being limited to large budgets or to the artistically inclined, the firm’s customised paintings can be ordered in various sizes and with as much or as little direction as desired, making it easy to give the perfect gift without enduring an expensive and tiresome hassle. Fabulous Masterpieces’ concentration on trusted Winsor & Newton oils, premium duck cotton canvas, and thoroughly trained, experienced portrait artists ensures each piece is truly worthy of its recipient.

For more information on commissioning a wedding portrait, please visit the Wedding Portrait page. Remember to celebrate The Royal Wedding we are offering you 15% off if you order by Monday, 2nd may, 2011.

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We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something,  or ask a question concerning our oil portraits please leave a comment.

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Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Portrait Company. Curious to learn more about us? Then please visit the About Fabulous Masterpieces page. 

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George Stubbs’ Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath, with a Trainer, a Stable-Lad, and a Jockey is estimated to sell for £20 Million this July 2011 at Christie’s London

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If Stubbs’ Gimcrack painting sells for over £20 Million at Christie’s this July 5th it will make the painting, one of the five most expensive old masters ever to be auctioned off.

Gimcrack was actually a very famous and admired eighteenth century race horse. Stubbs‘ 6 foot painting shows Gimcrack twice, once in the background winning a trial and in the foreground with his trainer and jockey. The current record for a Stubbs is £10.1 Million for Stubbs’ Brood Mares and Foals, which sold at Sotheby’s in 2010. Apparently, the reason the Gimcrack painting is being sold is because the insurance costs were too high. The trustees should have commissioned Fabulous Masterpieces to hand-paint a fine art replica that they could display, and then store the original painting in their vault or with a security firm, it would have lowered costs considerably meaning they could have kept the painting.

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We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something,  or ask a question concerning our art reproductions please leave a comment. To view the George Stubbs online gallery please click here.

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Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Art Reproduction company. Curious to learn more about us? Then please visit the About Fabulous Masterpieces page. 

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Harry Colt’s Oil Portrait for Betchworth Park Golf Club

Betchworth Park Golf Club is celebrating its Centenary this year. To mark the occasion, following the Club’s AGM in March, an oil portrait by Fabulous Masterpieces of the course designer, Harry Colt, was presented to the Club by Barry Thomson, a Club Director.

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The oil portrait was based on an old black & white photograph (shown below) and our artist was asked to paint a realist-style oil portrait in colour using this photograph as inspiration.

Harry Colt

The Finished Result

Portraits Based on Photos

A distinguished oil painting of Harry Colt by Fabulous Masterpieces

The artist used premium Winsor & Newton oils and expertly painted Harry Colt onto a high quality duck-cotton canvas. The oil painting took 3 weeks to paint and needed a further 2-3 weeks to dry before it could be delivered for its presentation.

Are you thinking of commissioning an oil portrait?

Commission a Portrait Artist

Commission a Portrait Artist with Fabulous Masterpieces

The whole process is so simple! Simply email or post us your photo(s) that you would like the artist to work from and we’ll do the rest. All portraits are strictly commissioned-to-order and take between 3 to 6 weeks to complete, as we also need to wait for the oils to have dried before we can deliver your painting to you!

Prices


Prices for an oil portrait based on your favourite photograph start from £250. If you would like to receive a quote please email portraits@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk. To see the portrait price guide, please click here.

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something,  or ask a question concerning our oil portraits please leave a comment.

Bye for now x

Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Portrait Company. Curious to learn more about us? Then please visit the About Fabulous Masterpieces page. 

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Father’s Day, June 19th 2011

Luxury Fathers Day Gifts

Commission an Oil Portrait of Father and Son this Father's Day by Fabulous Masterpieces

A Father’s day gift is all about celebrating the wonderful man who is your dad, who has done so much for you and in all probability you’re hoping to find a gift that reflects this. Commissioning a beautifully hand-painted oil painting of your father or a portrait of  dad with the family is an extremely special gift to give him this Father’s day. Portraits genuinely make special gifts as it shows how much you care through the time and thought you’ve taken into finding the photograph to base your portrait on, to thinking about the moment you would like the artist to paint for your father, and what it would mean to him.

All portraits are based on photographs that you send in meaning that the oil painting that you commission for dad is still going to be a complete surprise!

Photo of dad

Photo of dad emailed into tim@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk

Father's day Portraits

Oil Portrait of Dad by Fabulous Masterpieces

Portraits based on your favourite photograph of your dad or family

As all of our portraits are based on a photograph or several photos, all you need to do is email your chosen photo(s) to tim@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk or post them into us.  We can paint things into your portrait or omit details that you didn’t like in your original photograph. We can work from several photographs too! Please take a look at our Portraits from Multiple Photographs to see examples.

Luxury father's day Gifts

Commission an oil Portrait of Father and Son for Dad this Father's Day with Fabulous Masterpieces.

All portraits are custom-made & lovingly hand-painted with premium oils onto top quality canvases


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Every portrait that you commission with our portrait artists is completely custom-made. Meaning, not only can we paint your portrait to any dimensions that you need, but if you wish, you can also have complete control in how you want your portrait to be painted. If you have ideas on how you would like the background to be painted for example and in what colours, please tell us. We’re really happy to listen to any of your ideas. Alternatively, if you want the artist to use their own judgement then that’s fine too!

Gift vouchers are available

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If you would prefer your father to choose what photograph he would like the artist to base his portrait on, we can send you out a lovely gift voucher with a personalised message from you.

Prices


Prices start from £250 and if you would like to receive a quote please email portraits@fabulousmasterpieces.co.uk. To see the portrait price guide, please click here.

Beautiful oil paintings that capture a special moment is really an extremely touching & luxurious father’s day gift.  It is literally something that dad can keep and proudly display forever!

For more information please visit the Commission a Portrait page or The Father’s Day Gifts Page

Cut off Date


The cut off date for ordering an oil painting for Father’s Day is 5th May 2011. We deliver world-wide and delivery is free!

Have a question?

We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something,  or ask a question concerning our oil portraits please leave a comment.

Bye for now x

Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Portrait Company. Curious to learn more about us? Then please visit the About Fabulous Masterpieces page. 

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