My name is Ben Holland. I am an artist and illustrator based in Heaton (originally known as High Town), Newcastle Upon Tyne.

I like drawing, collaborations, commissions, music and tea (white, no sugar).

Thanks for having a look around. If you'd like to get in touch drop me a line by the contact form or via the social buttons below.

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Hand Drawn Gift Commissions

My pen & ink commissions are proving to be popular with those looking for a unique and personal gift. Each piece of artwork is hand drawn in great detail to evoke the character of the building, brick by brick.

You can commission a drawing for any number of reasons, whether as a gift for a wedding, birthday, anniversary or retirement... or simply as a piece of unique artwork for your own home.

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I am based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne but can send commissioned drawings anywhere you might be (I'm pleased to say my pictures already hang on walls in London, Paris, Chicago and Auckland!)

If you'd like to know more about my work, please click here. If you're interested in a commission, read on...

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Prices & Sizes

I have three set size prices for original pen & ink drawings, these are as follows:

£295 A4 (210 x 297mm)

My most popular commission request. An A4 drawing can be of any whole building, whether it's a wedding venue, a house portrait or a drawing of the place you met your partner - I'm open to all suggestions! All I need to get started is some good quality photographs taken from the angle you'd like the picture to be drawn from (if you live in Newcastle I can even take these myself). If your building is more suited to a square layout, no problem, I can draw it to 250 x 250mm instead.

£450 A3 (297 x 420mm)

My largest standard commission. This size when framed makes a really eye catching show piece. Using this size also allows for you to get even more creative with your requests... would you like your daytime and evening wedding venues together in one artwork? This is the size for you!

£130 A5 (210 x 148mm)

These smaller commissions are an affordable way to buy original art either for your home or as a gift. A picture of this size concentrates on one specific feature, whether that's the front door of a house or the entrance to your wedding venue.

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If you'd like to discuss a commission idea, just get in touch using the email address or number below. Just so you know, each piece requires a £50 deposit to be paid in advance with the balance payable on delivery.

Pssst... If you live in the North East of England, I might have already drawn your wedding venue.

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Getting in touch

If you'd like to discuss a commission, don't be shy...

Tel: 07989707740

E-mail: ben@lowmoonoverhightown.com

If you live in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, I'm also happy to meet in person to discuss a commission.

If you live further afield, it's fine, if you've got some good photos to work from, I can send drawings anywhere in the world!

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Don't take my word for it...

I've had some very kind (unprompted!) feedback for my commissioned work. Here are some snippets:

"Thanks for your superb artwork it went down a storm and helped make it an incredibly memorable day." John Moore

"Stu & Katie (now Mr & Mrs Harland) loved their special wedding present courtesy of your awesome talents! It was an amazing day all round, but your picture was the icing on the cake and Stu said the next day that it was the best thing anyone had ever given him." Beth Coverdale

"We absolutely love the picture that you did for us!" Anna Glasper

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