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Last year I was commissioned by Chris Green, President of the International Association of Amateur Heralds, to design a logo for the Association. The brief was to show a Herald wearing a tabard showing the Arms of the Association standing beside a Holly bush on which hung a shield displaying the personal Arms of the President, with the proviso that these could be exchanged for the Arms of any future President so elected. It was a thoroughly enjoyable commission to do and, even though I say it myself, I was quite pleased with the way it turned out as, indeed, were Mr Green and the Association.



:iconthankyouscript1::iconthankyouscript2::iconthankyouscript3: for looking and :iconfavplz-tnx5: ing! :iconsmile--plz:


:happybounce: I am happy to take on personal commissions for the design and/or traditional and/or digital paintings of new or existing Armorial Bearings.


If you’ve had your Arms approved and registered and would like something a little better than a clip-art version of them, or you would just like a new version of your Arms,

please do not hesitate Note me or contact me through my website for further details.

I will work with you to establish precisely how you would like each element of your Arms depicted in terms of devices, helms, mantling and motto scrolls as well as the shape of the shield, so that you will have Armorial Bearings you’ll be proud to display.

This can be done digitally as per the example shown or traditionally painted on a variety of superb quality papers, using 22carat goldleaf where applicable and stable, fade-resistant paints.


:stare: However, please note that I will not produce artwork based on 'Bucketshop heraldry', that is heraldry based entirely on your surname bought online from certain 'Family Heraldry' companies :shifty:. Even though this is a perfectly legitimate business, it deals in Arms granted to families whose male lines have since died out; morally speaking it is a form of theft and I have no interest in perpetuating that...

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JLRichter's avatar

I wasn't aware there was an organization for amateur heralds. How wonderful for you to be commissioned by them. I'm curious, do you only re-envision registered coats? Or are your services available for renderings of fictional arms?

dashinvaine's avatar
Looks quite professional to me.
MaryDenton's avatar
:thanks: Thank you for recognising what I do for a living...  :icongrin--plz: