Oh Comely Feature + Win a Portrait of You

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Oh Comely is a wonderful, playful and creative magazine. I’m a huge fan. The last issue featured a theme of letter writing, a subject close to my heart. One of the drivers to start Roxwell Press was to help preserve the art of hand-written correspondence. So I made an illustration to celebrate the issue and sent it to the magazine.
The editor loved the illustration, and fast forward to this week when the illustration was printed, …

Custom House Portraits Competition – winner!

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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

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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

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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

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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 …