I CREATE CUSTOM ILLUSTRATIONS OF PEOPLE'S HOMES AND THEIR FAMILIES. ALL WORK IS DONE IN WATERCOLOUR FROM PHOTOGRAPHS AND TAKES ABOUT 4 WEEKS. EACH PRICE BELOW IS FOR AN ILLUSTRATION ON 8x10" PAPER .
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New YORK APARTMENT
An illustration of a Manhattan apartment for New York Magazine. When choosing photos to send, it helps to have a few different angles to choose from. Rooms with lots of colour, or lots of decorative detail (the pattern on the rug, the dots around the blue screen, the shapes on the wall) render better than monochromatic, white or streamlined interiors. $2500.
A small vignette, in this case an entry I painted for Deborah Needleman's book The Perfectly Imperfect Home, is just as pretty as painting a larger space, and a sweet way to pay homage to a beloved piece of furniture. $2000.
BOY, AGED 7
A simple portrait, such as this child at left, is a lovely way to record the years. $2000.
Portrait in Sorolla's Garden
A head-to-toe figure in an enchanting landscape. I prefer to put people in beautiful spaces, preferably outside in a garden, to add some romance and adventure. Here, my sister in the painter Sorolla's garden, in Madrid. I can improvise and make suggestions about backgrounds that would go well with your portrait. $2000.