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Art unique as you

Commission one-off art

We’re a group of artists working from our studio in South West London. One Off was conceived to make it easy and fun for anyone to commission original art.

What we create is not merely unique – it’s ultra unique. We take portraiture to a different level of originality in stylised works that capture more than a likeness: we go further to add facets of personality and elements of story.

Photographs form the base for our work. By enhancing them with hand-crafted techniques and layers of texture we transform them into striking works of contemporary art.

Reasons to commission One Off art? Here are a few: as a tribute to someone special; to celebrate an important occasion or event; to preserve a cherished memory; or simply as the ultimate selfie!

Three easy steps

 
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1 / Let’s talk

Contact us to chat through what you’re looking for. We recommend a face-to-face meeting. Don’t worry if you have only a sketchy idea – we can help with suggestions. Provide us with a photograph as a base for the work. If you don’t have a suitable picture we can photograph you. We agree a cost based on level of work required, finished size and framing style. We request a 50% deposit before starting work.

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2 / Creativity

We start work and collaborate with you by email. First we provide rough drafts. Once we have your feedback we send a more detailed development of your chosen option. We update you at key stages of progress and make changes if you request them. On completion we email a copy of the finished work for your approval and sign-off.

 

3 / delivery

Once you’ve emailed your approval of the finished work of art we’ll frame it to your agreed specifications. The reverse is signed and sealed with a One Off stamp and signature and supplied fully prepared for hanging. We pack the artwork and deliver to you by accredited courier.

 

 

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Sophie wanted to give her parents a really special gift for their silver wedding anniversary. Being proud of her Persian heritage she was keen to celebrate it in a way meaningful to her parents. Sophie commissioned One Off to create a portrait of herself, her parents only child, that not only captured her likeness but imbued it with unique personal and cultural references.

The portrait we created is the culmination of taking photographs, researching Persian patterns, applying apt calligraphy and layering textural paint techniques which include gilt details. A contemporary portrait that carefully blends realism, elements of historical reference and a dash of theatrical glamour.

 

Photograph to work of art

 

The featured examples of our creativity are to give you inspiration – they demonstrate just a fraction of the possibilities. Now you can excite and challenge us with your imagination and ideas.

 

Happy customers

One Off completely surpassed my expectations. The styles and ideas they suggested were so imaginative. I have a lot of art on display but the portrait of my wife I commissioned from One Off intrigues people the most. I love it.
— David, Chiswick
I had only a rough idea of what I wanted: a colourful portrait of my husband Phil. I met with One Off and gave them a bit of background about Phil and they came up with some great ideas right away. They added all the little details that make the portrait personal and special.
— Caroline, Clapham