A painting of your home or business
If you are looking for an original picture I can paint your home, business, pub, view, or local area. I’m able to tailor the picture, for example add in pets, family members or other features. Specialities are removing lampposts and adding plenty of sunshine! Have a look at the examples below. I enjoy the variety that commissions bring to my work.
Prices start from £625-£725 for bespoke commissions.
Examples of some commissions
Wolverton Hall Folly, Worcestershire.
Nicholas Coleridge – Director of the V&A 2021
“The paintings of our folly are MARVELLOUS. I particularly like the one where the folly is smaller, and the colour of the brick stands out against the luscious green view. Norman Wilkinson would be in awe of your skill. I can imagine the railway poster caption – ‘Come to Worcestershire, the home of architectural beauty.’ The picture is propped up at the moment in our bedroom, and I feel a lovely lift of the heart, each time I catch sight of it. Thank you for creating this joy.”
Family home - Dudswell, Berkhamsted, Herts
“Thank you so much. It looks wonderful! I really appreciate your attention and care to do this so quickly! It’s wonderful to have it painted by you given all the local connections. Thank you again!"
"...your painting is terrific! I don't suppose it is for sale?..."
Boris sent a hand-written letter to me after seeing my painting of him and his family at Chequers Court. This resulted in media attention: The Berkhamsted Gazette, The Daily Mail, 'Have I Got News For You', & the i newspaper. Resulting in me posting the original painting plus a signed print to No. 10 Downing St.
10 Downing Street
I sent a card of my painting of Rishi Sunak and his wife to 10 Downing St. and received this charming letter in the post.
"Hi Mary I just wanted to let you know how delighted and touched our son was by the painting you did which we presented to him. It really hit the mark. He was so surprised and spent a lot of
time staring at all the brilliant detail you had put in it inc the sheep and our crazy chimney cowl that was always big of a saga as it was quite windy there! Thank you so much. I am so glad I thought of you as it was the perfect present and something think he will treasure forever.
Kind regards Vanessa & James "
"This is to thank you very much indeed for the amazing picture you have
painted of our home. It is wonderful, and we will treasure it for
Sir Jackie Stewart
Sophie M Fundraising Manager
Race Against Demetia (Sir Jackie Stewarts charity) ..”I have had a chat with Sir Jackie, just ahead of the race on Sunday… He has approved the painting and thanks you…”
I was commissioned by the
charity to paint Sir Jackie and Lady Helen in a jaguar E-Type against the Dunbartonshire landscape.
Susan & Gary
"We want to thank you very much for our painting. It was a pleasure laising with you from inception, through the draft stages, to the final piece. We appreciate how you listened to us every step of the way. Thank you again, we're delighted"
Near Great Missenden
Thanks again for the wonderful painting. We will look out for you at future shows and exhibitions etc.
Thanks, Ian and Julia
.."We would like the painting as a surprise present for our two
daughters. They both went to Berkhamsted school and one of them did Art AS level around the time you were there.".. Baljit & Sam.
Can you work from photographs?
Yes, please send good quality photos and I can work from those.
We have a large tree/bush in the way
No problem, I can enhance your flower beds, I can use artistic license to remove trees and lower hedges. I can also embellish hanging baskets.
Can you add in my pet dog/children?
Yes. Happy to include the family including pets.
I don’t like my neighbours house, can it not be shown?
OK, I can arrange for this not to show in your picture.
I want to arrange the painting as a surprise for my partner
I don’t need to come round to the house if you prefer to send me photographs
Our dear dog has recently died, can you put him in the picture?
Yes, this would really make the picture special