Meet the team at Commission an Artist!



HELEN JOHNSON

Chief Executive Officer

 

Helen is the founder of Commission an Artist, who has one dream: To provide artists with a proper standard of living and to make bespoke artwork affordable to everyone. Her current role involves expanding into new markets, developing relationships with distributors and enhancing the offering that Commission an Artist has to give. She lives happily with her two children and a very messy dog!

Helen has a 2:1 degree in Business Studies and in-depth experience of building websites and marketing them. She is a very warm and approachable person who simply wants to get the job done. She has a vast experience in the world of marketing and finance, which brings a great grounding when it comes to managing the company from a financial perspective and selling the proposition. Helen is a real "go-getter" and true Entrepreneur. In her spare time she loves running, building web pages, and galloping horses along the beach!

Gregory Nowicki - Chief Operating Office Europe & North America

Greg oversees our Corporate Finance and Business Operations, and is located in the United States. Gregory's relaxed, no nonsense approach ensures Commission an Artist is an efficient running corporation. He ensures we offer an affordable program to all artists and consumers alike which generates work for our artists while the consumer can afford that perfect piece of artwork they have been searching for.

Gregory is a very active reader in the topics or finance, history and management. He is a sports activist that travels the country attending different events, but his favourite is hockey and his best sporting moment is the USA winning the gold medal in the 1980 Olympics!

Claire Hufford - Head of Consumers and Interior Designers

Claire's team looks after all of our individual clients who want a portrait of their puppy/daughter/anything else. She is also responsible for our Interior Designers. She makes sure everyone is very well looked after looks after all and provides excellent advice. With a background in The Arts and Interior Design she is the perfect combination to look after all of your commission requests. She often steps in and helps with individual commissions too and as a warm, friendly, people person, she is a wonderful person to talk to and just 'pick her brains'! She is extemely approachable and she loves bringing your commissions to reality. It doesn't matter if you have a lot or zero knowledge of the art market, Claire will simply look after you very, very well! Claire lives in South Africa and is actively recruiting new art commissions from interior designers around the world.

Claire is an avid reader and loves to cook- except she once attempted Baked Alaska for a dinner party and almost set the house on fire!

Cheryl Robson - Director of Marketing - UK

Highly experienced Marketeer and highly creative with ideas, Cheryl looks after all of our social media accounts and looks after artists bespoke marketing requests. With Cheryl's background in running campaigns for large institutions and charities she is excellent at delivering results for everyone. It also helps that she's an extremely nice and approachable person! She is a dog lover and also loves to abseil in her time out!


Lauren Sparks - Director of Hospitality

Lauren looks after our hospitality clients, ie hotels, pubs, resturants and chains throughout the world. Lauren has a background in hospitality and also has art as a passion of hers. She constantly works on improving our proposition and she can't do enough to help. Lauren is highly approachable and not only a top class professional but so nice to deal with. We are proud to have her on our team.


Tina Canuday - Director of Corporates and Head of USA Marketing

Tina looks after all of our business accounts. She has 20 years experience of looking after business accounts and with a strong passion for The Arts she loves bringing her corporate artwork to life! Tina has a pivotal role in the business as she is also responsible for the Marketing function in the USA, so she looks at artists portfolios and brings them to the global customer, for them to enjoy. She welcomes any enquiry and will only help you.