Some lovely words from my happy customers

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From beginning to end commissioning a house portrait from Jan was an absolute pleasure. Prompt informative responses always with a personal touch. 

Jan produced a draft version which was then tweaked after feedback resulting in a painting that will give us pleasure for years to come.

If you are considering having a house portrait - Jan is the lady to do it!

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Beautiful original watercolours, superb service - highly recommended

When I struck upon the idea of a painting of the venue where we got married as a Valentine's Day present for my wife, I was struck by the fact there were none I could find anywhere...and then I found Jan Adams.

Jan had actually done a watercolour of our wedding venue some time in the past which I really liked and, with a couple of clicks, I was able to commission her to do the same picture again. With constant updates, sketches and layouts, Jan was brilliant in keeping me aware of progress and seeking my approval at key stages. And then, as promised, the painting arrived - beautiful and it brought back happy memories of a lovely day. Amazing since I'd not actually left her a lot of time to do it and so to receive something to such a high standard in rapid time was a real bonus.

On the appointed day, and having purchased a frame and wrapped it up, I presented the painting to my wife who was absolutely thrilled. So much so, that she asked if Jan would do another for us to make a pair.

Proving the beautiful painting and superb service were not a "one off", Jan repeated the process of continuous updates and produced a gorgeous original watercolour based off a few photos that I sent over.

I guess, you won't be surprised to read that I rate Jan exceptionally highly for her work. And for any of you wondering what to get as an anniversary present, a keepsake or as a memory, based on my experience, an original by Jan would "tick all the boxes". If you got married at Bury Court Barn, check out the ones Jan painted for us and I'm sure you'll be agree that she's captured the beauty, the colours and atmosphere of the place. I would also emphasise that reading the words "original watercolour" shouldn't put you off or frighten you when it comes to the price - they are astonishingly good value for money in my opinion. Highly recommended.

House portrait artist, painting from photo, venue illustration

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Once we had decided which season represented our house and garden the best Jan took many photos highlighting special features, flowers, shrubs and most important our beloved dog sitting in his favourite place amongst the daffodils. She also excluded the bits we didn't want!

A stickler for detail she visited the house again to get the correct colours in good light and always kept us informed. We are delighted to have a wonderful painting of all that we love about our garden and house...a treasure full of memories

House Portrait Commission, house painting from photo



I commissioned a special birthday present for my husband. When he came to open his present, he loved it! In fact he was a little emotional.

Thank you so much for the best 40th birthday present I could have given him!
I would certainly recommend you Jan if I know of anyone needing a painting!

House Portrait from Photo, custom painting of house



Jan’s work is amazing and I cannot recommend her highly enough. We moved into our new house just before Christmas. Despite already being fairly busy, Jan took on this commission as a Christmas gift for my wife. Working from a small number of photos she painted this amazing picture of our house, and made sure I received it in good time.

It now has pride of place on our wall. We love it, and everyone who has been to the house thinks it is both beautiful and an amazing likeness.

I would strongly recommend Jan to everyone. Thank you, it’s one of our favourite pieces of art in the house

House painting commission gift, painting from photo



I approached Jan about painting a picture of my childhood home as a Christmas gift for my parents. Jan responded promptly to all my emails and asked some great questions to make sure the painting was exactly what I wanted. She sent me updates as it was being created, I even got to specify the colours of the tiny plants in the hanging baskets and which ugly drain to leave out of the picture!

The completed painting was finished well within the time scale Jan had advised and was well packaged when it arrived.

My parents were thrilled with it (there were tears!) and it has pride of place in their new home. I can't recommend Jan enough, the painting looked exactly like the picture I provided and will be treasured"

Venue illustration, pen and ink custom sketch, monochrome painting of building



A group of friends and I commissioned Jan to sketch a building portrait as a gift. This request was made the week before Christmas and Jan delivered the project ahead of deadline. She remained in close communication throughout and was responsive to feedback.

The finished portrait was extremely impressive and the recipient of the gift and all my friends were thoroughly impressed with the work. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Jan.

Pen and watercolour wash house portrait, house sketch from photo, custom house painting



There isn't enough words in the dictionary to describe how happy I am with Jan's painting of our Edinburgh flat. Every detail is perfect and she really managed to encapsulate the colour and design of the flat!

Very professional and quick communication, very reasonable prices and awesome final product! Thanks Jan!

House Portrait from Photo, personalised house portrait, keepsake gift



I honestly can't express how talented Jan is. From start to finish she has displayed nothing but professionalism.

Jan's communication has been prompt and thorough and she was keen to establish exactly what I was looking for. Her work is outstanding and the painting is truly beautiful.

Thank you Jan once again for creating a piece of art that will be treasured

House Portrait Artist, childhood home painting, watercolour painting of house



Jan did a fantastic painting of my Mum’s childhood home .

There was only a couple of photos to work with and she was able to recreate it perfectly. She kept me informed at all stages so that I could then have the opportunity to change or add things which was great.

Would highly recommend.