Custom House Portraits Competition – winner!


Thank you so much to all those who took part in our competition to win a custom illustrated house portrait, also the lovely people who supported the competition on social media with retweets and shares. It means a lot!
So without further ado we’re very happy to announce the winner of a 10 x 12″ portrait is Deborah Harding – congratulations!
For those who didn’t win, stay tuned as there will be other competition opportunities in the coming months.
If you’d like to …

Custom illustrated portrait of a special place


You don’t need to live in a place for it to become special. An obvious example of this would be a wedding venue. The bride and groom are there for hours (or perhaps days) and yet it will be forever golden in their hearts. But a special place can also be somewhere that you find simple joy in everyday life.
For blogger Lucy Gleeson it’s the beach near her home in Suffolk. “Having a bespoke portrait of my dog Sandy and I in Southwold …

House portraits from photos


The great thing about making house portraits from photos, is the magic of ‘artistic licence’. Unattractive satellite dishes on your roof? They can be edited away with the swish of a brush. Front wall in need of a repaint? I’ll re-paint that for you.
I invited Hilary Light to have a portrait painted of her home that she’s been renovating and documenting on her design and architecture blog Ecomodernstudios. As this is a building ‘work in progress’, Hilary asked me …

Win a custom illustrated house portrait


This month we’re very excited to launch a competition offering you the chance to win a custom illustrated house portrait of your home!
Whether it’s your family home, the house you grew up in, your wedding venue, your creative shopfront or your holiday beach hut – Michelle would love to paint you a picture.
A bespoke 10 x 12 inch illustration will be created from the photographs you supply, to make a really unique talking point for your home (or even …

Support small business – buy just a card


“If everyone who’d complimented our beautiful gallery had bought just a card we’d still be open”
When artist and designer Sarah Hamilton read this quote by shopkeepers who’d recently closed their gallery, she decided to take action. Along with support from The Design Trust and Mollie Makes, Sarah launched the highly successful ‘Just a Card‘ campaign, to encourage people to appreciate just how invaluable each purchase is, no matter how …