From pet portraits to fashion illustrations, here are eight Hong Kong Artists on Instagram that do art commissions at an affordable price.
Art doesn’t always come cheap, especially not one that you want custom-made. Thankfully, there are many talented Hong Kong artists on Instagram that you can go to for affordable art commissions. From pet portraits to fashion illustrations and calligraphy art, these local illustrators, graphic designers and creatives will not disappoint!
Charlotte Siu, @lotte_siu
Nature lover Charlotte works in a range of different mediums, from acrylic to enamel pins. While the self-taught artist does beautiful black-and-white sketches, what stands out are her colourful pet portraits. Lovingly painted in pretty pastel shades of gouache, her portraits seem to bring the furry friends and their personalities to life.
Laura Pezza, @thequietplaceart
Laura is another artist who loves animals, but what we were most drawn to are her sketches of urban landscapes. Placing her black and white sketches against the backdrop of a galactic watercolour sky, the illustrations could be a dreamy new addition to your work desk. Whether you want a drawing done of a part of the city that is special to you, a favourite tourist spot that you visited on holiday, or your beloved family home, Laura’s illustrations will deliver.
Ellen Ng, @en.simple.art
Ellen is a Hong Kong illustrator and graphic designer who specialises in botanical illustrations. The artist’s Instagram feed is overflowing with gorgeous watercolour flowers. We find her soft roses and delicate cherry blossoms rather calming and the blend of pink tones she uses would suit anyone looking to add a feminine touch to their flat. Request a friend’s birth flower for a thoughtful personalised present.
Spacey Ho, @spaceyillustration
You can find the work of illustrator and book designer Spacey Ho in a number of publications across Hong Kong. Though she mainly specialises in cartoony kid-lit art, she also accepts commissions for those interested in her more sophisticated illustrations. Yogis and gym goers will love her yoga series which combines your favourite pose and spirit animal. She also does super sweet family portraits that would make for a lovely gift.
Joy Lee, @thejoylee
We had to give a special mention to Sassy’s talented designer, Joy, who in her spare time creates dynamic ink calligraphy art and vibrant abstract paintings. She can do beautiful hand-lettering for invites, or inscribe your favourite quote or life mantra in bold strokes for you to display on your living room mantle or bedroom wall. Wanting her art to be accessible to people of all economic backgrounds, Joy is happy to work out a bespoke price that is suitable for you.
Ophelia Jacarini, @merakilya
Fashionistas will fawn over this artist’s stylish sketches. Hong Kong-based French artist Ophelia of Merakilya has created a range of illustrations for people and companies all over the globe but we were particularly enamoured by her elegant fashion illustrations with splashes of soft watercolour. Request a full-body portrait of yourself (or a friend) in your fiercest outfit to prop up on your vanity for the ultimate OOTD inspo. Ophelia also offers to do live paintings for events.
Art commissions price: Contact the artist for pricing information and request commissions via Instagram
Gar Lai Lau, @garlailau
Anyone interested in architecture would love Gar Lai’s ink sketches. From ancient pagodas to modern skyscrapers, this artist travels the world and captures scenes and buildings that catch her eye with incredible detail. It goes without saying that we love her sketches of the Hong Kong skyline and iconic buildings such as The Lippo Centre and Bank of China Tower. Many of her sketches are embellished with gold accents which add a nice, elegant touch.
Inspired by her adventures abroad and the city she lives in, Hyatt’s artwork takes us to white sand beaches and tropical jungles and back to reality with her all-too-relatable comedic commentaries on everyday life in Hong Kong. Request an acrylic illustration of your favourite getaway, or a couple’s portrait of you and your beloved in gouache.
Art commissions price: Contact the artist for pricing information – request commissions via Instagram
Editor’s Note: “8 Hong Kong Artists On Instagram To Follow For Art Commissions” was originally written by Isabella Boyne and was most recently updated by Nicole Moraleda in March 2023.
Main image courtesy of Ellen Ng via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Charlotte Siu vía Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Laura Pezza via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Ellen Ng via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of Space Ho via Instagram, image 5 courtesy of Joy Lee via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of Ophelia Jacarini via Instagram, image 7 courtesy Gar Lai Lau via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Hyatt via Instagram.