A bespoke illustration of home is a lovely gift for an art lover or that special someone who seems to have everything. Our sense of belonging begins at home. It’s where you share happy memories with the people you love, and some of the most defining moments in life. My watercolour home portraits are a true celebration of family, friendships and togetherness. It frames your story of home in a painting, with all the special details that make it your own.
I also create illustrations of wedding venues, in my signature bright and joyful painting style. These portraits are a wonderful wedding or anniversary gift as a truly personal memento of the special day – and are a fantastic way of bringing meaning and personality into your home.
Each house or venue portrait is painted by hand in watercolour, using fine quality paints and paper that retain their vibrancy over time. The original painting is signed and dated on the front or back, depending on your preference.
Commission a bespoke home or venue illustration here on the website.
The portrait will be inspired by photographs provided by you. So the first step is to take some photographs of the home or venue you’d like painted, with the view you like best. A minimum size of 500kb is needed for detail.
Purchase the size of home illustration you’d like here on the website. Once your order is received, I’ll be in touch to request your photographs and talk about how we’ll work together in more detail. You can usually expect delivery of artwork to your door in 2-3 weeks after the order is placed.
The creative process begins as a digital layout, based on your photographs. At this stage you can request anything you'd like to add or remove for the layout. For example, you may wish to include flowers in bloom which are out of season at the time the photograph was taken, or remove a car from the driveway. I can also change the season, so a grey wintery photograph can be made into a bright spring-filled painting!
Once you’re completely happy with the digital layout, the painting begins. Each finished painting is trimmed with a generous white border, to allow for perfect framing. If you have a frame already, the painting can be made to fit. Simply let me know the size required when sending your photographs.
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My custom wedding venue portrait is amazing. Michelle researched the venue to ensure we got the best composition and suggested amending in other ways to improve the overall image. I'm thrilled with the result and I know my friend will love and treasure this gift. Jenny Tune
I ordered three paintings - a house, a wedding venue, and I'm beyond pleased with all of them! Michelle was an absolute pleasure to work with. She accommodated all of my requests, and gave great suggestions. I greatly appreciated her attention to detail, and it really paid off in the final items. I look forward to looking at these beauties on my wall each day! Amber Parsons