It was Singapore’s heritage architecture that inspired me to return to painting over twenty years ago. The city’s historic shophouses captured my imagination and I rushed to paint them before they were demolished or renovated. The paintings formed a collection that sold at the airport and hotels and I was requested to paint tropical homes, company bungalows and institutions (such as the British Club of Singapore and the US Embassy.)
Returning to the UK in 2006, I have continued to paint treasured homes and views to commission. Please scroll down for an explanation of the process.
I can guide you step-by-step through your commission, starting with a visit to talk around your ideas. I will note down important elements to include and use photographs to plan layout and to edit lighting conditions. A portrait of a past home can be recreated from photographs using image editing software. After you have approved a photographic mock-up of the painting and planned layout, a 50% deposit is taken to start the painting. A further viewing and adjustments are made nearer to completion.
Please contact me to discuss your ideas further.
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