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.
"Michelle captured our home illustration perfectly. It has the subtle balance of consideration for the surrounding landscape of Cella Monte, whilst not taking away from the focal point of the painting – the family home and it’s surrounding family vineyards. Michelle accommodated all our wishes and proactively made some suggestions on a few areas to ensure that the illustration told the perfect story. An absolute pleasure to work without throughout the process, I could not recommend working with Michelle highly enough. As a gift for family in Italy, it now hangs with love in the house captured in this painting." Eamonn Madden
The portrait will be inspired by your photographs. So the first step is to take (or find online) a photo of the home or venue you’d like painted.
Choose the size of painting you’d like, and buy! On receipt of your order you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to upload and send your photos.
With your photos as inspiration, I’ll create a digital image showing the composition for your painting. At this stage, you can add or remove any details you’d like, or combine details from different photos. Once you’re happy with the digital image, we’ll move onto the painting.
Your illustration of home or venue is hand painted, using high quality watercolours and artisan paper. Each finished painting has a generous white border, to allow for perfect framing.
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"I was blown away by the painting Michelle did for me as a surprise for my husband’s burthday, it’s amazing!! He was over the moon with it!" Katie
"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