Yes is the short answer.
My husband studied art at uni and was influenced with cubism and abstract art. About 10 years ago he was commissioned by a work colleague to paint a 1m x 1.5m painting for his colleague's new minimalist style house. He was paid quite well for the painting.
Based on this, whenever I need paintings for my film and tv projects, I will commission my husband to paint abstract style art pieces that will be used as backgrounds and camera angle offshoots. I do pay him for materials and his time and allow for copyright. It could be classed as nepotism on my part however, I know what I'm getting and the price is always appropriate.
No, and, even if I did, I don't think I could put my ideas into words. I once came across a piece of art I absolutely fell in love with. Unfortunately, the asking price at the time was out of my reach. I wish I could get my hands on it now. I will never forget its beauty.
Not an art piece, no, though I've commissioned various other custom pieces - jewellery, hand dyed yarn, fascinator, tweed jacket, dresses, garden design....
I've come very close to commissioning a portrait of myself but the artist changed her style just before I did and I wasn't keen on her new direction! It's still on my Bucket List though.
Yes. I have one that is similar to the artist's (Robert Wells) original of his daughter. I had to send him photos of my girls and my river. We now have a record of our annual Maroochy River holidays. I love it.
Not exactly commissioned myself. Several years ago I saw a Melbourne artist painting a beautiful picture using many art forms and just loved it. It was quite expensive so decided to think about it. I got a lovely surprise when my son, who had modelled for this particular artist, bought it as an anniversary present for my husband and I.