.. by Mary Casserley make an ideal portrait gift for your partner or family. The House Portraits are high quality original artwork. Mary Casserley has been working as an artist and illustrator since 1985 and produces superb watercolour/pen and ink house portraits throughout London,the Home Counties and beyond.
Mary's portfolio includes house portraits & drawings of properties ranging from small terraced cottages to large country estates. Mary Casserley has also undertaken commercial commissions including businesses, churches, town councils, schools and colleges.
Mary Casserley is happy to work on commissions from real life i.e. Mary will visit your property, set up her drawing board, and work on location. Equally, if you prefer, Mary will photograph your property and work on the illustration from photographs and quick sketches. If you have a favourite photo that you want to provide yourself - that’s fine too!
Once you have bought your portrait it is entirely your property, Mary keeps a photocopy for her own reference, but the image is yours. Some people like to scan them and turn them into place mats, party invitations, postcards and much much more. Businesses may use the image as part of their corporate stationary or on their web site.
Working in pen and ink with transparent water colour washes, it is Mary's amazing attention to the smallest things - from doorbells and letter boxes to specific flowers in the garden and the correct style of bricks on the chimney that make Mary's houses unique. Throughout her lifetime, Mary has created hundreds of private commissions - affordable "house portraits" of family homes, first home portraits, dream home paintings or simply portraits of homes with significant sentimental value. Her paintings have "travelled" as far away as Asia, Australia and the United States as well as from coast to coast across Britain. Mary can create a home portrait that your family will treasure for years to come.