Commission Artwork


the artist as a “serial artist-in-residence”

 Contact Christine to come to your property to create artwork about your home, shearing shed or sheep.  Most of the major rural projects Christine undertakes are at the invitation of the people who owned the place or lived there: only a handful in that time have been artist initiated. Rather than being a direct commission where the commissioner dictates the colours, sizes, styles, etc, this is more of an artist-in-residence situation. 

Christine creates a body of work in response to what she sees and feels, though she listens to which are your favourite places too. She prefers to work on-site, from her own material. When the artwork is completed you get to choose from the whole series, and have a say in the exhibiting title and where the artwork may be shown. There’s no up-front charge for Christine to visit your property, and no obligation to buy any of the finished work – as long as she can sell the work elsewhere after you’ve seen it.

Christine loves making artwork about shearing sheds. She often includes images of other buildings such as hay sheds, tobacco barns, ram sheds etc, that add to the depth of the project’s story. The shed doesn’t need to be magnificent to be worthy of a project – though some of her favourites have indeed been those sheds well known.

single image projects

 Contact Christine if you just want one painting for a special occasion or gift. Most of the paintings on this site are from large scale rural projects, however occasionally she takes on more traditional commissions. One-off artworks can be created using both material supplied by the commissioning family such as historical photos, or from drawings Christine completes on-site. The prices for one-off projects start at $500 and depend on size, media used.

house-on-the-hill-2011-watercolour-on-paper-83x25cm-christine-porterimage: ‘House on the hill near Stanthorpe‘ 2011
watercolour on paper 83x25cm
private collection Qld
created from my own sketches made on site


image: ‘Station house near Garah‘ 2012 (detail)
pencil on paper
approx 35x13cm private collection NSW
created from historic photo supplied


lamb-2012-watercolour-and-body-colour-14x15cm-christine-porterimage: ‘lamb‘ 2012
watercolour and body colour
14x15cm private collection Tasmania
created from my own source materials after a phone call from a lady looking for a christening gift for niece.



an etching or other work in multiples

binneguy-homestaed-2012-watercolour-on-paper-92x20cm-christine-porterContact Christine if you want more than one copy of your idea. Christine has created a small etching of an antique bassinet for a christening – the family had one or two from the edition, she sold the rest.
She’s also had printed small editions of Giclee prints from a particular painting within a family project, which gave family members a chance to all have a piece from the series.
image: Binneguy” homestead‘ 2012 watercolour on paper 92x20cm published as an limited edition of 15 Giclee prints for a family reunion.