Stephen Brown Aviation Art

Commission an Original Painting

If you would like to own an original oil painting but you want to decide on the subject matter then it is possible to commission the artist to create something to your specification. Prices will vary depending on the size of the painting, the degree of detailing and the amount of research required by the artist. For an idea on the scope of prices the paintings for sale in the Originals section are a good guide.

Another factor is whether the image is suitable for releasing as a print edition - if it is then this helps with the price. It is important to note that the copyright of the image automatically remains with the artist unless specifically agreed. If you would like to acquire the copyright as well then it may be possible to arrange this at extra cost.

Dawn to Dusk
Private Commission

Dawn to Dusk
Lichfield 1940

Your Own Limited Edition Print Run

We can offer packages that include your own limited edition prints for private use as part of the commission. Produced to the same fine art standards as the publicly available prints, you can specify a run of as little as 10 prints. A great idea for Associations, fund raising or simply as unique presents to give to your friends and family.

Lichfield 1940
Private commission by a resident of the historic city of Lichfield.

The Storm Has Passed

Commissioned by RAF Bentley Priory to commemorate 60 years since victory in the Battle of Britain. A private print run was used to create additional funds for the Mess Committee and help offset the original cost of the painting. The prints were ordered only as they were needed so there was only a small initial capital outlay.

The Storm Has Passed
Winter on the Front Line The New Kings of the Rhine by Stephen Brown

Winter on the Front Line and The New Kings of the Rhine
Private commissions for a Typhoon enthusiast

Dawns First Light
Lancasters Over Kynance

These two paintings were commissioned by the RAF Charitable Trust Enterprises, the images being used on products created to raise money for the RAF charities.

Winter Return to Oban by Stephen Brown - orig comm

Cameo Collection Oils
These can be commissioned in the same way, in fact about half the paintings that you see on the web site are pre-reserved by collectors. In most cases Cameo oils are completed on a ‘first-refusal’ basis - if you like the finished painting then its yours, if its not what you imagined then you can pass on it and it will go up for general sale. The only provisos are that the specification is quite broad and that the subject is ‘commercial’ in nature i.e. its an image that should be easy for us to sell in the event you decide not to take up your option on it.

Commission an Original Drawing

A pencil drawing is an excellent way to acquire a piece of original artwork at a reasonable price. All originals have a standard double mount included in the price as well as a backing piece, clear wrap making them ideal to give as a gift as they are. We can also supply them framed to your specification. Each drawing is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

Prices start at 125 but will depend on the size of the final drawing, the amount of detail and the amount of research needed.

Example Commission
Gloster Javelin

Example Commission
British TBM Avenger

Gloster Javelin drawing by Stephen Brown
TBM Avenger drawing by Stephen Brown

Drawings will typically take around 3 weeks to complete but this may vary depending on the complexity of the drawing and other commitments in the artist’s schedule. If you need the drawing for a specific date e.g. for a birthday or a pilot signing event then please give us as much notice as possible.

Hurricat Launch drawing by Stephen Brown

Example Commission
Flying Officer George Varley launching his Hurricat from the
S.S. Empire Foam on 1st November 1941 and successfully repelling an attack from an FW200 Condor of KG40.

With original works all sales are final. However our general guarantee still applies in that if for any reason you are not happy with your purchase you can return it in its original condition within 14 days of purchase for a full refund. There may be some commissions where specific contract terms supersede this but otherwise this will apply.

For more information please call us on 0121 355 1333 or email us at

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