maryfrancessmith

Custom Home Portraits In Ink and Watercolor

Missouri, United States · 900 Sales

maryfrancessmith

Custom Home Portraits In Ink and Watercolor

Missouri, United States 900 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   Hi! I’m a freelance artist specializing in custom home portraits. I offer house portraits in both ink and watercolor with ink detailing and in several sizes ranging from 5"x 7" to 8"x 10" and 11"x 14".

My passion is capturing the sense of place in a custom drawing of a family home, vacation spot, or other cherished scene. I’d love to work with you to produce a piece of treasured artwork for you or as a wonderful gift for someone you love. You can see more of my work at www.maryfrancessmith.com and my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/maryfrancessmithgallery.

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 27, 2016

Hi! I’m a freelance artist specializing in custom home portraits. I offer house portraits in both ink and watercolor with ink detailing and in several sizes ranging from 5"x 7" to 8"x 10" and 11"x 14".

My passion is capturing the sense of place in a custom drawing of a family home, vacation spot, or other cherished scene. I’d love to work with you to produce a piece of treasured artwork for you or as a wonderful gift for someone you love. You can see more of my work at www.maryfrancessmith.com and my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/maryfrancessmithgallery.

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5 out of 5 stars
(203)
Pat Lubking-Gauthier

Pat Lubking-Gauthier on Sep 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very lovely. I am well pleased.

jenniferlruth

jenniferlruth on Sep 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Great communication through the process, shipped as expected, well packed and arrived in great shape. The quality of the drawing was amazing, many in my family were teary eyed when they saw it and kept pointing out little details! Thank you so much!

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Watercolor added and ready for ink.
Just beginning to add watercolor for this little house portrait. Pencil sketch is done and mask added to save white for the gorgeous blooming tree in front. Check in later for update.

About

Hi. I draw houses.

I draw houses and apartment buildings, churches and restaurants, and bars.

So much of who we are is reflected in the places in our histories. I am thankful for the ability to help capture those memories in a way to be treasured for generations.

I was first introduced to architectural rendering way way back in the '80's, at Purdue University, where I earned a BS degree in Interior Design. As a stay at home mom looking for a creative outlet I began doing home portraits for friends, neighbors and local real estate agents. Through the years I’ve continued (and still continue) to take classes, explore new mediums and techniques. Now, twenty years and hundreds of drawings later I have art work hanging in collections around the world.

The combination of my love of travel, design background, and coming from a family of architects and builders has given me an interest in structures and city scapes. I am fascinated with the challenge of trying to capture a sense of place, whether it is a medieval town, an olive grove or the house down the block.

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Shop policies

Last updated on April 2, 2016
Hi! Welcome to my shop. I’m so happy you’ve stopped by to see my artwork!

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Payment is accepted through PayPal or Direct Checkout.
Shipping
Artwork to US addresses is shipped via Priority Mail. To those addresses outside of the US it will be shipped first class. If quicker delivery is need please let me know and we can check out other options and upgrades.

All orders will be shipped to the address you have on file with Etsy. Please check to be sure your address is correct. Anything returned to me will result in new shipping charges which will be the responsibility of the buyer and will result in delays getting your drawing to you.

All orders are sent signature required at delivery. This is to be certain your drawing will be handed to a human and not left on your porch in the rain.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS (outside the US) are responsible for all import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. These fees and taxes and any additional charges for customs clearance are levied once a shipment reaches your country and must be borne by the recipient (it is NOT included in the item price or shipping charges).

Customs policies vary widely from country to country; please contact your local customs office for further information.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to love your artwork. When it is finished (or almost finished) I will email you a scan for approval. If after receiving you aren't satisfied, please contact me immediately and return it in condition received within 7 days and I will make corrections or refund purchase price. My best advertisement is word of mouth, if you aren't delighted when you see it, I don’t want it hanging on your wall.
Additional policies and FAQs
As all of my work is custom, your portrait is entered on my calendar only after purchase has gone through. Please keep in mind when inquiring to lead time, it may can change at any time as new orders come in and can only be promised after purchase.

Drawing time is generally about three weeks plus shipping, longer at the holidays. If time is a concern please let me know and I give you a more definite date. Rush orders may be available for an additional 20% over listing price. Drawings are not begun until order is placed.

I will need several photos, one from the angle you want me to draw, and several other views, especially details you want included (or want left out.) Please point out what is most important to you, such as significant landscaping, a basketball hoop, etc. Also, please keep in mind all I have to base your portrait on is your photos. Colors will look different in photos then in life. They will look different on my monitor then in life. They will look different throughout the day in life. I will do my best to match colors as I see them, but please understand there is no way I can promise an exact color match. But I will promise that if you are not happy I will refund your purchase.

All materials used are archival and will last for generations. Paintings are delivered in mats sized to fit is standard frames.