A commissioned house portrait by Michigan fine artist, Ellen Leigh

Commissioned Art

Commissioned art works on canvas are always welcomed and make great gifts. Ellen can utilize your own photographs, or research the subject, photograph as needed and combine views and memories in a unique work of art. Sizes and the amount of time needed to produce a work of art are nearly limitless, but on consultation a price range can be determined and agreed upon. Contact her for an idea of pricing on a commissioned art work.

As a professional artist, Ellen’s ideas, depth of skill and style set her apart from her contemporaries. Landscapes and portraits of all kinds are the major emphasis of her diverse portfolio. She works primarily in acrylic paints, utilizing glazes and washes of color to achieve a glow and ethereal feeling. With her strong and diversified visual arts background, her work is well-studied, yet has an expressive and impressionistic style

Below is a mosaic of some past commissions, now hanging on local walls in the area. Click on any of them to view them in a slide show.


Ellen has been passionately drawing and painting since the age of five and has always continued learning new techniques and materials. She has more than 30 years of professional experience in interior design and fine art, and more than fifteen years of professional experience producing high quality hand-painted murals, faux finishes, and decorative painting.  Her interior design background serves as an incredible aid in deciding just the right style and colors to use to create your commissioned art. These beautiful pieces make a wonderful focal point for any interior. Ellen’s work is represented in public and private collections primarily in the U.S.