Craft Fairs and Paintings
My crafting journey started when I was a little girl, I could always be found painting and drawing. I was at my happiest when I was getting messy with paintings and crafts. In school I studied art and wanted to take it further but was encouraged to take up secretarial studies instead, so 'I would never be out of work'. Indeed this has stood me in good stead as luckily, I have never been out of work.
My crafting journey really took off when my children grew older and because of this I had more time to myself. Paintings and crafts gradually took over and I found I loved doing anything craft related. It was then that I started having stalls at craft fairs and I found I really enjoyed the whole experience. I made gem tress, cuddly toys, you name it. I realised I enjoyed painting really tiny things and started to specialise in dollhouse miniature paintings. They became a good seller and I attended various specialist Dollhouse Fairs in London.
My crafting journey took another turn when a work colleague asked me to paint his house as an anniversary gift for his wife. I found I really enjoyed the creative process of painting houses and buildings and capturing all those lovely memories.
"Jan's work is amazing, I cannot recommend her highly enough"
I still loved paintings and crafts in full size and it was then that I started to offer personalised house portraits and that remains my main business today.
I love creating paintings for clients and achieving their vision of a beautiful house portrait.
My journey into painting houses has taken yet another turn and I am now incorporating textile house portraits to my portfolio. Painting with fabric and thread. This is still a work in progress whilst I explore what works and what does not. It's a definite learning curve.
I still paint for just me, and these originals are kept safely at home as I cannot part with them! They are my babies. These paintings have been professionally scanned and then printed onto various household items and accessories and are now available in my shop.
Thanks for taking the time to read a bit about me and please feel free to have a browse. If you have any questions, please do get in touch
Artwork for your wedding stationery
I can paint your wedding venue, the location and even paint a map of the area. The perfect way to help inform your guests of the location of your venue.
All I need are some photos to get started
It was a pleasure working with Jan to create a special watercolour painting of my daughter’s wedding venue in Spain. From start to finish Jan kept me updated and sent me the sketch before finishing the painting. She worked extremely quickly and I am very happy with the finished product. I highly recommend Jan.
Jan painted our holiday home for a Christmas gift for my parents. Thanks to her quick turn around time this is the most organised I have ever been with a Christmas present!! She was able to work off only a few photos, and added in some other details too which were not in the photos. She was quick to respond to any queries, and able to accomodate every request I had. The painting itself looks wonderful and I am so excited to give it too my parents this Christmas (tears expected!). Thank you Jan!
I ordered one of Jans paintings of our parents house as a present for our mum. Jan captured the house so beautifully and we are absolutely thrilled with the result, I cannot wait to give it to my mum, she is going to love it. I would really recommend Jans artwork to everyone!
I ordered two paintings from Jan, both portraits from different artists views of our wedding venue. From the first interaction, Jan was amazing with communication, inputting her wonderful ideas, keeping me constantly up to date with numerous pictures of how the paintings were coming along.
Each original painting I have is exquisite, with so much attention to detail, if I could give more than 5 stars I would!
The whole experience has been phenomenal, if anyone is considering using Jan for any custom work, I cannot recommend her enough, you will not be disappointed.
Jan created a beautiful painting of our wedding venue as a gift for my wife on our first anniversary. We are both delighted with how Jan captured the feel of our venue.
The communication post ordering could not have been better: Jan initially shared a pencil sketch for review prior to adding colour, she was also kind enough to offer framing recommendations (which are perfect too!). If you're contemplating a painting of your venue; I couldn't recommend Jan Adams Art highly enough. Thank you!
I ordered a print of my parents’ house for my dad’s 80th birthday. It’s is beautiful. Jan has captured the character of the house perfectly.
Jan was such a professional, providing her expert opinion on how best to capture my home in a painting, sharing regular updates and asking for my sign off at various stages of the process. She even sent the finished product ahead of schedule. I’m so delighted with the painting I received - it’s already up in my home and will be a treasured piece of art for many years to come. Thank you!
Perfect all round. Great communication, amazing artwork and attention to detail, even help with finding the perfect frame to finish it off. Could not fault and would recommend to anyone looking for a gift with a truly personal touch for a special occasion. I’m itching to give it to my parents and know they will love it just as much as I do!
Jan has painted a beautiful picture of my parents house. She has captured the house and garden perfectly. The colours are lovely. Jan was so careful with the details and sent me regular updates. I was only able to send photos from late spring, before the leaves came out. Jan was able to add the new leaves and wisteria flowers. The painting looks better than the photos that I sent Jan.
Thank you so much. I have a beautiful present to give my parents on their 60th wedding anniversary. This is the second house portrait that Jan has done for us - both are lovely.
I was very pleased with my house portrait. Good communication and care.
Jan did an absolutely amazing painting of our wedding venue! Communication was fantastic and Jan kept me informed frequently, even letting me review the painting at each stage. Delivery was also very quick and arrived safely.
I can’t recommend Jan enough!
We are so delighted with the beautiful watercolour painting. It is the perfect gift for our son and his new wife, a lovely reminder of their special day.
Jan has created a beautiful work of art for us. She was in constant contact from our very first message and guided us to finding the perfect photo for her to use. She provided regular updates asking for our approval and input at every stage. We chose the 16x12 inch canvas, which Jan used to create a wonderful detailed painting. We were unsure about the size to start with but don't regret selecting the larger size when we saw the picture.
We would hightly recommend Jan's beautiful venue paintings as the perfect wedding gift and wouldn't hesitate to commission her again.
We are so happy with our stunning painting.
I would like to thank Jan for producing such a beautiful picture. This picture is for my mother-in -law, who is very proud of her garden. Jan has captured the garden and house perfectly.
Jan has been so helpful and gave advice about the best picture to work from. She kept me up to date about the picture and sent copies of the sketch and finished picture. I would highly recommend Jan.
Jan is absolutely fantastic. We didn’t have a full picture of our entire venue and she was able to work with several photos that helped create the bigger picture without an issue. The painting looks beautiful and exactly how it looked on the day. Great communication and I would highly recommend.
Jan's painting of my house is absolutely magical - she captured all the special details and I love the character and style of the painting. Her communication was also fantastic. I'll be coming back to Jan for gifts for friends!