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A number of customers, patrons and galleries have kindly provided testimony about their experiences of having purchased and commissioned work from John.


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'Gina' Grey Mare, 2016-17

Gina, grey mareTrevor, one of my most recent customers, commissioned me to paint this picture for his fiancee Claire in December 2016.

"I cannot put into words how pleased we are with the portrait of Gina. My fiancee Claire, bred Gina from her first horse Ginny 26 years ago, and Gina has been a faithful friend ever since. I was struggling to come up with a Christmas/Birthday present idea for Claire, when I discovered John's work. We already have a few very "amateur" paintings of Gina, but I decided the time was right to get a proper artist to try and capture an image - as Gina is very much in her "autumn years".

John has perfectly captured not only the image of Gina, but also the peaceful nature of her personality, Claire was in tears on delivery of the finished piece of work (in a good way).

The painting has been promoted from it's original place of display (on the stairs) to pride of place in the living room. Thanks again John."

Purchase this image in the animal portrait section of the site.

'St. Luke's church, Cannock', 2015

St Luke's ChurchGemma Sharman, one of my most recent customers, purchased a print of this highly detailed painting of St. Luke's Church which was commissioned in 2015 to celebrate the church's 900th Anniversary.

"Dear Mr Twinning, I received the print yesterday, it's really lovely. I have bought this for my elderly grandad who lives with us in Lincoln, having moved from Cannock last year. The church has a lot of history with nan and grandad, mum, dad, aunty & uncles marriages, christenings and funerals. It's a beautiful painting, I'm so pleased I found it. Many thanks again, Gemma Sharman."

View this image in the Churches and Cathedrals section of the site.

'Peggy', Chocolate Labrador, 2016

'Peggy', Chocolate LabradorDavid J. Hodgkiss, one of my most recent customers, commissioned this lovely portrait of one of his dogs which has been appreciated both by Dave and all those who have seen it.

"I recently received the finished painting of Peggy, my Labrador dog. I have to say I was overjoyed and very pleased with the finished work; particularly the fine detail and expertise involved in producing the piece. I would recommend John to anyone who wishes to commission a painting or drawing. He is a very talented painter. Many thanks, David J. Hodgkiss."

View this image in the Animal Portraiture and Nature section of the site.

'The Queen's College', Oxford, 1998

The Cupola, Queen's CollegeVictor Segal commissioned a series of paintings and pencil drawings of his Oxford College and writes....

"I first came across the work of John Twinning in 1997 at the Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.  On the strength of seeing this piece, I decided to commission John to produce a series of paintings and pencil drawings of my old college, The Queen's College, Oxford.

I was greatly impressed with the results: John's mastery of detail, colour, light and shade is exemplary. I decided to help John with the production of a series of Limited Edition prints of the works which were sold and are still selling via the College. I am delighted to have the originals adorning my study walls.

I am pleased to recommend John Twinning as an artist of the highest calibre who displays a standard of draughtsmanship rarely bettered."

View The Queen's College series of pencil drawings and paintings in the gallery.

'Lee Abbey', Devon, 2005

Lee Abbey, DevonRita Ashman has purchased a number of prints from me including this one, from a series of Lee Abbey drawings...

"Thank you, John, for your prompt response to my recent order for your detailed drawing of the front of 'Lee Abbey'. Your attention to detail is breathtakingly brilliant! It looks perfect alongside the other drawings that I purchased from you previously. I look forward to adding to my 'John Twinning' gallery in the not too distant future!"

View The Lee Abbey series of pencil drawings in the gallery.

'St. Philip's cathedral', Birmingham, 1996

St. Philip's Cathedral BirminghamDavid Gilbert, Director of the Driffold Gallery in Sutton Coldfield sold this magnificent example of John's work....

"The gallery has shown and sold original works by John for a quarter of a century. The meticulous technique and the integrity of his imagery is totally winning: shown to perfection in his 'St Philip's Cathedral from New Cannon Passage'. I was thrilled to pass this painting on a few years back to a Birmingham emigrant to Australia who could not resist its appeal."

View this image in the Churches and Cathedrals section of the site.

'Reflections of Holywell', 2010

Reflections of HolywellThe late Joe Newell commented on this commission; which was the second of two paintings I completed for him....

"I first became aware of the superb artwork of John Twinning when I received a card of his painting of the old Bridge in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire for my 87th birthday. I was so pleased and impressed with what I saw in the image on that card that I decided more or less immediately that I would like to commission John to paint two pictures of my home village of Holywell in Cambridgeshire. With the help of a computer-literate relative, I looked John up, found his website and made contact.

After initial telephone discussions and written exchanges I met with John and we agreed that he would produce one picture of the much-loved Holywell Parish church and one of the beautiful thatched cottages of Holywell Front; one of which was where I spent my early school days. I am absolutely thrilled with the two paintings and have been pleasantly surprised to always be able to find one or two new details in each of them whenever I view them. I would be more than happy to recommend John to anyone as an accomplished artist of considerable talent."

View this image in the scenic landscapes/ townscapes section of the site.

'The Queen's College: The Nun's Garden (landscape)'

print of this important oxford college
(Limited edition of 850 prints)

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Original - pencil on paper John Twinning 1997 & 2018
Image size - Print £55 (35x28 cms)
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About this work: This image is one of a series of Limited Edition prints, taken from original paintings and pencil drawings of the Queen's College, Oxford. The series was commissioned by a former member of the college in 1997.

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