It was Singapore’s heritage architecture that inspired me to return to painting nearly thirty years ago. The city’s historic shophouses captured my imagination and I rushed to paint them before they were demolished or renovated. I was commissioned to paint tropical homes, company bungalows and institutions (such as the British Club of Singapore and the US Embassy.) I still enjoy capturing treasured homes and views in watercolour. Please scroll down for an explanation of the process.

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.

What clients have said:
“Commissioned as a surprise birthday present by my husband & daughter, Catherine’s painting of our home – my dream house – is simply superb and fully captures the beauty and history of the building! I absolutely love it and only wish it was 4X the size.” Sarah

“Catherine created a beautiful land/seascape for me from a special family photograph. It’s just wonderful. She has such an eye for colour, detail and somehow capturing the mood of a place. Both myself and the extended family are delighted with it, and I couldn’t recommend her more highly.” Sophie

Please contact me to discuss your ideas further.

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