"I love Jan’s portrait of my dad. He has conveyed my dad’s personality to perfection, and his use of light and shade brings the portrait to life. It will be much treasured." 

Simon File

"if you're looking for a memento of all those beautiful places you've discovered during lockdown, contact Jan. he's easy to talk to, understands what you want and delivers. You definitely won't be disappointed with your painting.


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Dog portrait

Commissioned as a wedding present, for a couple that really love their dog.

Stonor valley

Commission of a favorite view


An oil painting portrait commissioned by his son

Hughenden Chase

A landscape oil painting commissioned for a birthday of a view from the property.


A pastel drawing commission

Red Lion pub, Penn

An oil sketch commissioned by the Red Lion pub.

Southview (winter)

A large oil painting commission of a family's garden 100 x150cm

Lynn and Andy

An oil painting portrait commissioned by a partner as a birthday present


An oil painting portrait commissioned by a mother.

Robert John Wyattborough

An oil painting commission for Wokingham town hall. Portait of Robert John Wyattborough councilor & ex Wokingham town mayor.

Jan is available to take portrait or landscape commissions either as a pastel/charcoal drawing or an oil painting. Charcoal drawings start from £150, with pastels from £200, whilst oil paintings will start from £350. Prices will vary depending on the size of the artwork and the time spent creating it. Starting price will be for a single head & shoulders portrait. Prices do not include frames, any requirement for framing will be an extra.

Another option on offer is painting at special events such as weddings or parties. Jan will set up his easel during the event and try to capture the atmosphere. It is a unique way of celebrating an event and a memento to keep for future posterity.

Portraits can be done from sittings when working from life or from photographs, the image must be of high quality. When working from life, Jan usually requires six to ten sittings of about 1 1/2 hours to two hours. Jan prefers to start painting landscapes on-site and then working them up in the studio. The least expensive option for landscape would be painting a sketch on the day with no extra work in the studio.

To start this process please contact Jan using the form below or by email at nestorgaska@hotmail.com stating what you want doing and the preferred size. Once the details are agreed Jan will give a quote for the work. A deposit is required before any work begins. The deposit is a third of the agreed price for the artwork. The outstanding balance needs to be paid on completion.

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