It may seem early, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas.

No, I don’t mean playing Christmas carols or putting up decorations, even though some stores have already begun stocking their shelves with Christmas items! (Actually I find that kind of annoying.)

However this is the time to start thinking about a special gift to give someone you love. A custom house portrait makes an amazing Christmas present, and the months leading up to Christmas are my busiest time of year.

So to thank you for your early planning, I am including 10 free note cards (a $20 value) with every custom portrait ordered before September 1st.

Choose from 3 standard sizes in either pen and ink or watercolor. If you would prefer, I also offer personalized gift certificates.

You can visit my house portrait page for more information. Contact me today to book your portrait before my schedule fills up!


If there was ever a structure that possessed quintessentially British style, it would be Bourdon House on London’s Davies Street. Formerly the residence of the Duke of Westminster, this Georgian mansion is now the retail home for luxury menswear company, Alfred Dunhill.

Built in 1720, the home’s architectural details feature an elegant red and black brick façade, with an outdoor courtyard bordered by a stately wrought iron fence.

Restrained refinement meets modern elegance at Bourdon House where clients are offered bespoke tailoring and the finest accessories and products. It also boasts a spa, barber, private screening room, Humidor cigar keep room, cellar bar, and restaurant.

Rated as one of the ten best shops in the world, to visit Dunhill’s Bourdon House is an experience to say the least. It’s no surprise that over the years Dunhill’s clientele has included British royalty, celebrities, and politicians from Coco Chanel to Winston Churchill.

This week’s Print of the Week, Bourdon House, is a pen and ink print made from my original. This illustration first appeared in Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report and was also featured by Dunhill on merchandise swing tickets and promotional booklets.

Bourdon House is available as a 5×7 or an 8×10 print.

If you have your own poem or quote that you would like to have made into a print, I can always create a custom piece just for you. Be sure to check back next week for the new Print of the Week!

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After many years of providing custom illustration and house portraits, and selling art locally, I have decided to (finally!) open my online shop and offer fine art prints and digital printable art to my customers. It’s such a joy to create artwork for others to live with and enjoy in their homes. New products are constantly being added, so please check back often.

To celebrate the opening of my shop, if you spend $25.00 or more you will save 25% on your purchase! Enter coupon code “SAVE25” at checkout. This offer applies to prints and digital printable art only. Offer not valid on house portraits or custom illustration.

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I appreciate your business, and thanks for stopping by!