Kind words by Scott Dawson. ( awww shucks, thanks Scott)
In the real estate business sometimes I struggle deciding on a closing gift for a client that not only I am proud to give but something that ultimately the client will find lasting value in. It’s easy to send an orchid or gift card but ultimately the gifts are quickly forgotten.
I met Russell and my perception of closing gifts changed!
Russell McRae offers a unique closing gift that will create a lasting impression with your clients by creating a custom House Portrait. Beautiful and elegant, these unique works of art will take center stage in your clients’ homes and are sure to be a topic of discussion for years to come
The portraits are beautifully packaged and come complete with change of address cards that your clients can send to their friends and family further solidifying your relationship with the client.
You can contact Russell directly (778) 237-9644 or through his website to order your custom portraits.
Scott provides his clients with a truly professional mortgage service. Starting with an initial consultation Scott will ensure you receive the mortgage that best suits your personal circumstances, through to your mortgage completion, Scott handles the whole process on your behalf. He works for you not the Bank!
Scott’s knowledge and expertise allows him to deliver a quick and precise solution to homebuyers. Whether they are buying new homes, existing homeowners searching the market for a better deal than their current lender has to offer, consumers looking to cut their existing monthly expenditure by using the equity in their home for debt consolidation or the investor looking to expand their property portfolio.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Scott anytime.
Phone: (778) 668-9320
Toll Free: 1 (888) 759-0190
Fax: (778) 294-2239
At Verico Paragon Pacific Mortgages Inc. we understand that you need to be able to count on your mortgage broker to help you with one of the biggest decisions of your life.
We employ licensed professionals who take great pride of our concept of clients before profit. Whether you are buying your 1st home, switching your mortgage or re-financing to take out equity, we will shop the best rates, and discuss all options with you so we can offer you the best mortgage while providing the best service available.
Contact us anytime for more information.
Address: Unit 227-5589 Byrne Rd,
Burnaby, British Columbia
With several years experience in the mortgage field, I am here to help assist you with the largest purchase you will ever make.
From the 1st time home buyer to the seasoned buyer, I have the experience and knowledge to make this experience as smooth as possible for you.
With access to more than 50 banks and lenders, I will find the lender that best suits your needs based on your objectives.
Painting everything in his life, he arrived at the doors of Art School. Having attained Top of his class, he was then invited to create an Art Show at the highly prestigious Fran Willis gallery in Victoria. An honour that was a rarity for someone of the ripe young age of 24.
Adding to his creative portfolio, Russell co-founded and grew a successful web solutions company. His enviable passion focused on developing innovative strategies for web marketing and together with his team, created reliable tools for building and tracking growing customer bases.
Growing up a son of a Realtor, Russell was also instilled with a love affair with Real Estate. When Russell is asked about Real Estate, he jokes "Well, I grew up as a kid drawing and painting houses, then I bought my first small piece of land when I was 25, and now at 39 I am drawing and painting houses again! - I have no choice BUT to love Real Estate!"
Now Russell is fully dedicating his passion and his expertise to creating the "perfect lead generating machine for realtors". Artistic house portraits of their clients' homes.
With Russell's excitement as contagious as a mid winter cold, you cannot help but visualize your name on your clients' walls for years to come.
Hi. I live and work in Victoria British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island. I offer accurate and stylish house portraits created from photo images which you may email to me no matter where you are. The house where you currently reside, the house in which you grew up, or a house you previously occupied. House paintings are a great gift idea for parents, family and special friends. Allow me to interpret your vision into an original portrait of lasting value.
Pen and ink drawings are 100% hand rendered using photographic images as reference. Drawings on acid-free vellum paper dry-mounted on poster board.
Click on any of the images below to view a larger version.
High quality Golden acrylic applied to stretched canvas or mahogany panel. All paintings are 100% hand rendered using photographic images for reference or on-site, where possible.
I prefer to receive photographic images by mail or email along with a short description of your preferences. I've numbered my examples to allow you to refer to the type of work you may like. At some point in the process I may want to speak with you, though this isn't necessary. If you want to provide a phone number and convenient time to call it may be helpful.
Pen and ink drawings and paintings beginning at $200. Prices quoted per piece.
Paintings on canvas 8 X 10 to 11 X 14 - $300. Paintings on panel 8 X 11 to 11 X 14 - $275.
Larger paintings to be quoted.
MATTING & FRAMING
I will deliver ready for framing or I will provide a finished piece ready for hanging at costs below most framing shops. Some consultation on this step may be helpful or leave it up to my experience to deliver finished product you can be proud of.
House Portraits by Deb
watercolors of homes and buildings ~ acrylic murals ~
I have been painting house portraits since 1982 when my son was 2 months old and I decided to stay home with him.
My first house portrait was for my parents who suggested I put an ad in the paper and see if I got any orders.
I was thrilled to receive orders right away!
Now my son is 27 and we have moved many times, I have had many different jobs, but I have always continued
to do house portraits for friends, family and co-workers.
Proud to be working with so many realtors who gift their clients with my work, it is my pleasure to leave my legacy with so many people
in hundreds of homes!
Designing and painting campus maps, working with the YMCA and their beautiful buildings, creating murals for churches and town
halls, I have been fortunate to meet many wonderful people throughout the country and abroad!
ealtors have been presenting their clients with my house portraits for 27 years now, several who have me paint
almost every home they handle!
Ordering a house portrait is as easy as emailing me the listing link and I will take it from there!
Let me know your deadline, closing date or otherwise.
Every order comes with a complimentary dozen notecards of the home!
5x7 watercolor matted and framed to 8 x 10.....................$ 70.00 (These are great for desktop or tabletop placement)
9x12 watercolor matted to 14x18 ....................................$100.00
above framed in a 14x18 frame.........................................$150.00
You will be receiving a professional presentation, double matted work is backed with foam core
and heat sealed with acetate covering, frames are custom made by Kopp Frame Shop
in Charlotte, NC. , backed with brown paper and wire hanger.
Here are some of Deb's testimonials:
We received the beautiful watercolors! They are true treasures of the past!! You are very talented, and we are so happy to have
the watercolors back!! Thank you for getting them to us so quickly. They will inspire us during the rebuild!
We are looking forward to adding the new house to the series. Have a nice weekend!
AnnB - Texas 5/28/11
We received the replicas you made of the Mission Inn this week and they are absolutely wonderful! My wife loves the one I
gave to her, and we can hardly wait to give the other one to our friends in Cape May.
Jack and Cate D - New Jersey 4/1/11
The painting arrived yesterday and it looks fantastic! I love the notecards, that is so nice of you to include them.
I think my husband is going to love the portrait and we'll always remember the first winter in our home. Thank you so much!
Megan B. - Redding, CT - 2/23/11
I absolutely love the painting. I forwarded the email to my girlfriend who left her home for the last time on Sunday to return to college and she started tearing.
She couldn't believe the detail, and she loved it. I don't think any changes are necessary.
I look forward to seeing it in person. Just let me know how and when you need me to pay.
Thank you again!
We gave the house portrait to our son and daughter in law for Christmas. They loved it!
They thought it looked better than the house really does... although I think it looked exactly the same.
Thanks again, it was a great gift and made this Christmas extra special.
Happy New Year,
Kris & Ev Cowan
Hi Debbie, Thank you so much for the houses. My children loved them and could not believe that anyone actually
made anything like that. Thank you so much for getting them to me for Christmas and for your time and hard work.
I do appreciate it, and I loved your interpretation - they really turned out great.
Thank you again and I'll be in touch for some more houses. Happy New Year to you!
"Wow!!! We love this picture...How great to be able to capture our 30+ years in this watercolor painting.
You are both talented and very accommodating. Thanks for your patient listening and your gentle understanding!
What a gift to be able to produce a rendering that will generate so many memories that we will all cherish."
K.L. Attleboro, MA . 9-09-2010
"Both watercolors look great! You did a wonderful job!"
A.B. Dallas, TX. 7-20-2010
"Thank you so much - the portrait is wonderful and I am certain [they] will treasure it. Also thank you
for the note cards - what a pleasant surprise."
"Thank you so much for the portraits! They just arrived and are beautiful! I know our friends will be
thrilled. The note cards were a lovely surprise. We will certainly recommend you to our friends.
Again, thank you for sending them to us so promptly."
"Thank you very much for your efforts. The portrait is perfect and I cannot wait to give it to my wife next
week on her birthday. Thank you also for the cards. You seem to be not only a talented and patient artist but
a very trusting person as well. A rare find these days. "
M. A. Wauwatosa, Wis. 7-03-2010
"It's amazing! Very few water colorists are able to do figures - I am so impressed - I love it!
L.S. Wrentham, MA. 6-28-2010
"Great job! I am so happy with the job that you have done, it looks reallly great!!! I look forward to finalizing
everything and getting the painting soon."
G.L. Saugus, MA. 6-08-2010
"That is absolutely lovely. Let's go with it. Thank you for your fine work."
A.P. Lebanon, OH 5-21-2010
"Thanks so much. We are very excited about getting these and we think the guys will just love them. They
are something that they will be able to keep for a lifetime of memories. Thanks for making this so easy."
L.F. Glen Ellyn , ILL 5-05-2010
"I found your portraits online and think they are just lovely! I want to surprise a dear friend on his 50th birthday
with a portrait of his historic country house in upstate New York."
"Just wanted to let you know the house portrait was a huge hit. Ron just loved it. Now we are trying to find
the "perfect" spot to hang it. Thanks so much for all you did to make it the perfect gift."
M.L. Scotts Valley, CA. 12-26-2009
Artist Theo Hutter paints beautiful portraits from photos of houses and pets
in exquisite pastels. They make a beautiful memento or a truly unique gift.
Theo creates wonderful house portraits through accepting photos of your home, shed, barn or castle and through discussing further details by phone.
He will represent your home at its best advantage by showing a lovely spring garden and eliminating ugly power poles, high fences or buildings surrounding your home.
Theo can recreate homes of the past from old photos or plans, recapturing all your precious memories and preserving your family's history for generations to come.
Theo, just a quick thank you for the wonderful picture. My husband was very impressed.
Caroline, Ormeau, Queensland.
Dear Mr. Hutter, I would like to thank you for the fantastic picture of my house. We will cherish it for years to come.
Joanne, Beacon Hill, New South Wales.
Theo - It's just lovely! Thank you so much - my daughter will just adore it, and the dog in the front of their house just makes it perfect.
Marilyn, Belair, South Australia.
Hi there Theo, We all absolutely LOVED it! It was a big hit at my Mum's birthday party, so no doubt some of the women will want their own.
Shay, Randwick, New South Wales.
Thank you for the portrait of Tammy, Theo. She looks Lovely.
G'day Theo, the picture of Ruger is fantastic. A spitting image of my dog. I am really very impressed with your artwork and it hangs pride of place in the living room.
Martin, Noble Park, Victoria.
Theo thank you so much for the portrait of Missy and Percy - I LOVE it. You have captured them so well. I will certainly recommend your work to friends and family.
Pam, Baulkham Hills, New South Wales.
Hi Theo thank you for the drawing of the Neapolitan Mastiff. The owner of this dog was extremely thankful and has just put it up in her brand new welping room.
Leah, Laverton, Victoria.
Dear Theo, Thank you so much for the wonderful pastel painting. We love it and have taken it to the framers already - and it will have pride of place in our soon to be born baby'sroom.
Kathleen, Bellevue Hill, New South Wales.
A Custom House Portrait by Richelle Flecke makes a beautiful, unique gift for yourself or someone special.
Custom, original artwork that’s affordable - yet priceless.
Home Portraits come in
a variety of sizes and
prices to suit your needs.
Gift Certificates Available
Let Richelle create a personal, original work of art that you will be proud of for many years to come.
As seen in the Terra Art & Frame - Terra Decorating October Newsletter - Click here to read the article!
Each Custom House Portrait is a high-quality original illustration, hand -rendered in your choice of Watercolor or Pen & Ink. With accuracy and attention to detail, each is a truly beautiful representation of a home, while capturing its distinctive character and charm as well.
Home portraits make heartfelt and meaningful gifts for special occasions for family, friends and business associates, as well as wonderful closing gifts for realtors to give to their clients after their home purchase.
All that is needed is one or more clear photos of the home or property, including the view you like best. (See Photo Tips) Your Custom House Portrait will be completed within three weeks.
Richelle has been a professional artist since 1981, and she began specializing exclusively in House Portraits in 1997. Her extensive portfolio includes a wide variety of illustrations of residences - grand, medium, and small - as well as commercial properties, schools and churches. She loves to illustrate Custom Portraits of homes and buildings and it shows!
"When we finally made our last house payment, I decided to surprise my husband by having a home portrait made. At first, I contacted an acquaintance for the job, but after seeing Richelle's web site I was so impressed that I was compelled to change my original arrangement. Richelle was everything I'd hoped for; very kind, conscientious, professional, extremely talented and a great communicator. Everything went perfectly and our portrait is more beautiful than I could have imagined."
Oak Lawn, Illinois
"Richelle was wonderful to work with and created a truly unique portrait of our home. In addition to her artistic talent, she has a great grasp of the big picture while also being able to focus on the details. One of the things we really liked about the process was when Richelle checked in with us to ask questions and make sure specific features matched our image. When we received the final portrait, we were "wowed" by the attention to detail. Thank you for a wonderful keepsake of our home. "
Karen and Rick Fox
"Richelle did an amazing job of capturing in her painting the magic of the place where my husband and I got married; she managed to make an already magnificent building more beautiful, and she came up with the clever idea to include my husband and me, which was the icing on the cake. The painting was the perfect gift for my one year wedding anniversary; it is absolutely breathtaking and is something that my husband and I will cherish for a lifetime. Richelle is a wonderful woman, who has a natural talent and love for her artwork, and her passion is evident in both speaking with her and in the beautiful finished product. I contacted Richelle based on two glowing recommendations, and I will gladly recommend Richelle to anyone that I know who is looking for a painting and I plan on contacting her in the future."
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.
"I would like to take this opportunity to share with you what a marvelous experience I had with Richelle Flecke when she painted the most beautiful watercolor portrait of our house! Richelle is an extremely talented artist; in several instances she was able to capture what I wanted without even having a photograph! She simply went off my description and managed to capture it perfectly! It was magical!! Richelle is an absolute delight to work with and very helpful; she walked me through each step and always checked first with me if she had any questions. I recommend Richelle Flecke without any reservations whatsoever as an extremely talented artist you can trust and who has your best interests at heart! But the best recommendation I can give is that I plan to have Richelle paint another house portrait in the future for us!"
|"Richelle, Thank you for your beautiful portrayal of our home. Your attention to detail is most impressive. You are an extremely talented and very professional artist. It is truly a treasured piece of artwork in our family, one that we all enjoy everyday."
Andrea & Steve
|"Richelle, I just got the most wonderful Christmas gift from my brother-in-law, Mike Kelly - he commissioned you to draw our house in Indianapolis. I can't believe how well you captured our house in the woods. Mike showed me the pictures he gave you, but they didn't provide the panoramic view of the whole house. Somehow you pieced everything together and captured our home perfectly. You even had the shadows, the trees, and the landscaping exactly as they appear on summer days. Thanks so much for doing this, Richelle."
Maureen and Don Hunton
|"My wife and I had just finished building (ourselves) the house of our dreams over the past two years, and I really wanted to surprise my wife with a portrait of it for Christmas. When I had that conversation with Richelle, I think she was almost as excited as I was! Richelle was more than willing to help out with such things as the best picture angles, my framing questions, and landscape ideas as we had no landscaping at the time! Her #1 priority was making sure that we got exactly what we wanted, and we did! The portrait is gorgeous, the detail is amazing, it's even more than we could have hoped for!"
Rochester, New York
"I wanted to thank Richelle so very much for her part in my extremely special birthday present. The portrait she created of our home is absolutely beautiful. Ron and I both love it and my girls - Rachel and Hannah - can't believe how beautiful and detailed the creation is. I have my portrait hanging in my home office where I can enjoy it every day. Richelle showed not just our "house" but brought in the warmth that makes it our "home".
She is an amazingly talented artist and her love for what she does shows in her finished product."
"Last summer our family spent a week at our cousin's lovely home in Greece. We took pictures of the home at the time with the intention of having a portrait done. We presented the portrait to them at Christmas, and they were thrilled. They proudly showed off their home to everyone gathered. Richelle was very professional, and the whole process was simple."
Greg and Kris Zes
St. Charles, Missouri
"Thank you again for doing such a wonderful job on the portrait of our home. It is absolutely stunning. Your amazing attention to detail and the quality of your work far exceeded our expectations. You are extremely talented, a pleasure to work with, and a true professional. We will hang this portrait proudly in our home for all to admire and will treasure it for a lifetime."
Pam and Bob Gray
East Northport, New York
|"We always wanted a portrait of our home. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Richelle was very professional and easy to work with. She did an excellent job in detailing the beauty in our home. We are thrilled with the finished product and display it proudly."
Mark and Jo DellaCamera
Town & Country, Missouri
"My husband, brother, and I surprised my parents with a portrait of their home on Christmas. They both started tearing up and my mom started crying the minute they opened it. It was perfect! Richelle was a pleasure to work with and captured our home perfectly! "
"Richelle Flecke is a true artist. As a designer, I admire Richelle's technical abilities to accurately render the details of my house, as well as capture the soul and essence of my home. This tiny little ranch house was the one my husband and I moved into when we married, and the one to which we brought both of our daughters home. If you were to drive by it, you might notice a weedy lawn, a crooked mail box, dirty windows, or a cracked driveway. But Richelle painted our house the way we see it in our hearts: a warm, beautiful, inviting home where flowers bloom, children grow, and love and laughter reside."
"I have a custom portrait of my house (illustrated by Richelle) in a very prominent place in my living room and I have enjoyed looking at it and remembering the dreams I had and the enjoyment and pride that the kids and I had in living in that house. When I look at it I remember how I fell in love with the house on an “open house” Sunday on a spring breezy day and knew right away that I wanted to buy it. It looked the same as Richelle captured it!"
St. Louis, Missouri
"Having worked with several "home portrait" artists over the years for client gifts, I wouldn't choose anyone else now that I've experienced Richelle's work. The impressions & details she captures in her portraits as well as the quality of her work creates an heirloom treasure to be passed down for generations!"
"Our experience with you was both pleasant and rewarding, and the two portraits you made of our home hang proudly in our Great Room. I also have a display of the portraits of the various bank locations of Equality Savings Bank. They are cherished memories of my banking career. I have and will continue to recommend your services, whether for a home portrait or other building portrait."
St. Louis, Missouri
"We commissioned Richelle Flecke to paint our Lafayette Square home. She was able to capture in colorful detail the Victorian charm of the house and yard. We were very pleased with the final product. It hangs proudly in our front parlor."
Mark and Terry Etling
St. Louis, Missouri
"My husband and I are delighted with our house portrait. We were impressed with Richelle’s artistry and attention to architectural detail. Our portrait is hanging in our foyer where we enjoy it every day as a beautiful piece of art that represents one of our favorite places!”
Webster Groves, Missouri
"We were extremely pleased (and actually quite amazed) with the quality and level of detail you were able to incorporate in your work. It was both accurate in its portrayal of our house and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. We were also pleased with the timely and professional manner that you carried out your assignment. You truly created for us a family treasure that our family will cherish for many years to come."
Barry and Susan Babcock
Saint Louis, Missouri
"I just wanted to let you know how much my parents loved the portrait of "For the Girls." They could not believe how beautiful it was and what a special gift it was. I think my dad showed it to every single person that came over to our house during the wedding week. It was really special for them!
I just wanted to pass that along, as I was thinking about how much my parents absolutely loved it and were so amazed by how beautiful it was! I can't wait to frame my color copy and hang it in my new apartment."
Saint Louis, Missouri
"I wanted to surprise my husband with a house portrait for his birthday. Richelle was great to work with and we BOTH love the painting. It's our second one from Richelle - we had received a watercolor of the church where we were married from our kids."
Ginny Russell Rowe
Saint Louis, Missouri
"I contacted Richelle when I came up with the idea to surprise my husband with a portrait of our first home. From beginning to end, Richelle was a complete professional. She was very organized and extremely pleasant to deal with over the phone. The finished portrait is amazing and my husband & I absolutely love it! Richelle really captured every small detail of our former home. The painting now has a special place in the foyer of our new home."
Garden City, New York
"Last year we wanted a present for someone that was impossible to buy for. There are a few things in her life that is her pride & joy. In reviewing the paper I saw an ad re: paintings by Richelle Flecke. I knew this was perfect gift for her. We were right it turned out absolutely gorgeous and she loved it. We could not of been any happier w/ all of the details in the painting it was amazing."
"We presented the painting of 530 Lilac to Mom at her 95th birthday celebration in early July in Virginia. She loved it as did the entire family. All thought you did a great job of capturing the home. Since she has now gone back home to Webster a number of the neighbors have loved it as well. Maybe some more business for you. Anyway, thanks again for your outstanding work on this project. You certainly made her very happy."
"My husband and I were completely impressed with the attention to detail that Richelle put into our house portrait. We absolutely love it and will chreish it for many years to come. We would definitely recommend Richelle to our family and friends."
St. Louis, Missouri
"We would like to thank Richelle for the wonderful portrait she created as a Christmas gift for Diane's employer. Upon receiving the painting of their home they were clearly overwhelmed with joy and amazement (it even brought tears). They were extremely impressed with Richelle's ability to "capture the true look of their house "— to the point that she even "aged" the look of newly planted landscaping. Her personal care, attention to detail and artistic ability made this the perfect gift. It is proudly hanging in their home. It was a pleasure working with Richelle from start to finish."
Diane and Rich Lachman
Vernon Hills, Illinois
"A house is more than wood, brick and mortar – it’s a place of warmth for sleepy, 2 am feedings, glue for games of hide and seek, a safe haven from grammar school bullies, a shadow-filled, haunted Halloween mansion, and a love–filled, candle-lit, spirit of Christmas abode. So, when I searched the Internet for someone to render a portrait of our house, I looked for an artist who could capture it’s essence. As soon as I saw Richelle’s website, I knew I’d found an artist with soul. Thank you Richelle. Your portrait will be passed from generation to generation - and the spirit of our home will always be remembered."
Tinley Park, Illinois
"Words cannot express how impressed my wife and I are with the custom portrait we commissioned you to do of our home. It is absolutely gorgeous! You really out did yourself. Not only has your work exceeded our expectations, but the professionalism you exhibited in planning the work, keeping us posted on it's progress and delivering it in a timely fashion are outstanding. The portrait is amazing! You are amazing! We cannot thank you enough!"
Chris and Erin James
Hand drawn commissioned portraits of YOUR house
with a Gentle Twist to Perspective by artist Eli Ofir
Commission a unique and original hand drawn portrait of your house, mansion, commercial or public building.
The house portraits are created with a unique touch and characteristics that result in an art piece with a life of its own, crafted carefully to reflect the unique beauty of the structure.
HomePortraits4U.co.uk is the official website of Eli Ofir, an artist who specializes in hand drawn, black and white building and house portraits.
Ranging from your private home to a public landmark or corporate office complex, Eli's work is alive with detail from roof tile to gatepost.
A gift from god -
I am so grateful to receive this heavenly gift from god. The gift of creating this artwork by hand with no trick photography, just good old fashioned eye for detail and artistic flair.
My artistic skills were honed from early days, having spent many of my childhood days with a Russian painter by the name of Meir Appelboim. Meir was a lonely old Russian artist who I met through my school community activities when I was 15 years old.
Meir’s art work had a huge impact on me and I was deeply inspired by him. As time passed my family and I adopted him as a grandfather figure and we were close to him until he passed away 20 years later.
Thank you Meir for all you taught me with so much love.
I would also like to thank my Literature high-school teacher Mrs Dvora Silverstone. She was the first person to acknowledge my strength and open my heart to see my talent. I will never forget her belief in me and the sensitivity and patience she had with me. The full story of me as a child in Mrs. Silverstone's class is written in the introduction to my book - 'Living in History' (see Book page in the menu).
During my subsequent 20 year career as a hi-tech entrepreneur, my creativity and artistic skills were always at the core of my work. I was involved in companies that developed multimedia systems combining graphics, animation and visual interfaces. I was able to harness my artistic gift into practical business…just as Mrs Silverstone had helped me do back at school.
I become very emotional when I draw beautiful old houses. They are living history scattered everywhere across the English countryside. Driving along narrow country roads you can be sure that nearly every driveway you pass ends with a beautiful house with a history all of its own.
When I’m drawing a house, the fine detail of my pen work takes me on a magical journey where the history of each property is revealed with every brick and stone I immortalise. The uneven lines of the roof, walls and beams deepen this mystery. That’s why I slightly enhance these elements to bring out the warmth and personality of the houses. This Gentle Twist to Perspective is my unique style and my artistic signature. It transforms a house into a work of art that tells an ancient story.
Today, after a long worldwide journey as an IT businessman, I settled down with my family in a beautiful little village in the middle of a forest in East Sussex. Here I dedicate myself full time to my art. My passion for old and magnificent houses grows by the day. It’s fascinating to realise that – whether a person lives in an end-of-terrace, semi-detached, detached or a manor house – they are literally living in history.
"...His training by MeirAppelboim, the Russian artist, in the basic skills of art along with the important talent of perspective has helped Eli create stunning works of art..."
Art and Auctions, Sussex Life, November 2004.
"...Eli Turns back on IT to take up his brush for Art.traded in a powerful career to enjoy a more peaceful life as a painter doing beautiful paintings of people's homes and property..."
The Observer, October 2006.
Portrait size -
The portraits can be made in two different sizes: A2 and A1. These sizes allow maximum detail. A3 size will occasionally be used only for small non detailed structures.
Arrange for an on-site visit by the artist or just send photos -
An on-site visit by the artist is recommended for determining the most suitable angle of the house. However, you can send photos yourself following the instructions detailed in the link below.
Get your portrait on CD -
After creating the art work, the portrait is then scanned into the computer and given to you on CD. That allows you to have a wide range of possibilities and outputs in addition to the framed portrait itself.
House Portraits in Watercolour
Interested in commissioning a watercolour portrait of your house?.....
A watercolour house portrait can make a lovely gift for that special occasion for someone you love, or maybe you are moving and would like a memento of your present home. Whatever the reason, let me know, and I’ll be happy to help. If you would like to find out more call T: 01451 860462 M: 07899 782845or email me: email@example.com
Prices from £150 - £350 for the average House Portrait up to 20" x 16" fully framed.
(Includes double mount and packaging).
Framing available on demand - I have my own framing workshop.
Quick service available - within 2 weeks if necessary - try me!
Send me a photo via email or phone with a description of your house and I can give you a quote.
I will send you a working sketch prior to committment - for approval of details.
We agree on a size and price and I produce a beautiful portrait of your house! (personalised cards and prints of your house available - enquire for details).
Designs by Mary Beth
HOUSE PORTRAITS & PET PORTRAITS
DESIGNS BY MARY BETH
|THE LEADER IN CUSTOM HOUSE PORTRAITS
A CUSTOM HOUSE PORTRAIT
MAKES A GREAT GIFT OR KEEPSAKE!
PEN & INK
MARY BETH FLYNN
317 S. Forest St. Louis MO 63119 314-968-9148
|The St. Louis Business Journal
Jan 24-30, 2000
"Flynn designs homes-with pen, ink and watercolors"
|St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
|Greater Philadelphia House & Home
|Hobby Farm Home Magazine
|St. Louis County Living
"The Perfect Gift: A House Portrait"
|Las Vegas Review Journal / Home & Garden
Sat., Feb.10, 2007
"Home Sweet Home"
|Diversion / For Physicians at Leisure
"Pictures of Home"
|Hobby Farm Home
|Midwest Living / Home and Garden
"Frame Your Home"
John Maxwell is an award winning multi-media artist residing in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. His media include pencil drawings, pen & ink drawings, and watercolor paintings. John's work has been exhibited in shows and galleries throughout the Delaware Valley.
His "House Portraits" decorate hundreds of homes in the Delaware Valley. He has also done work on a commission basis for real estate agents wishing to give their clients a thank you for that special sale. Let John work with you to create a keepsake to pass on to future generations.
John is also well known as the "Boathouse Row Artist" as he has done innumerable works of the individual boathouses that line the Schuylkill River on Kelly Drive in Philadelphia. He can usually be found in a kiosk amidst the boathouses during the many regattas that occur throughout the rowing season.
He has also done many popular sites within the city of Philadelphia and the surrounding area.
John is currently working on the "Stadium Series" which includes Citizens Bank Park, as shown above. Soon to come . . . the Spectrum, and the Wachovia Center.
John Maxwell will take pride in creating the perfect image of your home. It should be noted that John's work is done totally by hand, there is no use of computers or digitized photographs involved in the creative process.
Choose the medium of your choice; Watercolor or Pen & Ink, the choice is yours - simply a matter of taste. Please view the Pen and Ink samples above and the Watercolor on the Home Page.
What to do: Photograph the home. Take photos from several different angles - some up close and some far away. Specific details should be photographed up close. The more photos provided the better job John can do. (Please provide colors of details such as shutters, house colors, etc., if not true to color on photograph.)
John will double mat and frame your house portrait to suit the colors in the artwork and ship it to you for a nominal shipping and handling fee. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery unless other arrangements have been made.
House Portrait Price Schedule
|16 x 20
|18 x 24
|22 x 28
|24 x 32
Standard frames supplied are attractive large profile satin silver or satin gold. Other frames are available at an additional cost. Add 10% for shipping and handling.
The above prices are for watercolor paintings. The sizes indicated are after double matting. Add 10% for Pen and Ink drawings.
Special Offer: 12 x 16 Pen and Ink drawing, matted and framed, $245.00. For an additional $125.00, 100 note cards will be included. Add 10% for shipping and handling.
Over 25 years of experience back these beautiful hand-rendered portraits. They are ideal for capturing those memories that make up what everyone calls "home." Consider this idea for a housewarming as well as a special holiday, birthday, or any occasion. This is an heirloom to be cherished by all for years to come.
In addition to having this fine piece of artwork hanging in your home for everyone to see, use it on greeting cards, letterhead, or note cards. Even newly built houses can be enriched with future foundation shrubbery and plantings to give it that finished look.
Watercolor and pen-and-ink are beautiful choices, but for a unique look, a sepia wash can be done for the same price as pen-and-ink wash. This gives your portrait a classic feel that is sure to add warmth and nostalgia wherever it is displayed.
For a more delicate look and feel, consider a pencil sketch rendering. The pencil adds a softness that cannot be achieved by the pen and ink.
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