Peter approached me about the possibility of commissioning a painting of the first house he and his partner had lived in together. I totally got it when he said in his initial email that his “previous experience of buying art extends only to pop prints from the internet” – I’ve only recently commissioned my first painting myself, and I know it is daunting.
It is always important to me that I do houses justice, however modest they might be. It is always the sense of home that matters, rather than whether it is Grade 2 listed.
“We are completely delighted with it and keep on stopping to look at it even though we haven’t got as far as deciding where it should go yet! It makes the house look as special as feels to us, being the home we first lived in together, eventually bought and walked from in order to get married in August this year. We will treasure it!” Peter and Grant