House Portraits drawn by Baya Clare are an artful way to celebrate a beloved home or business. They make good housewarming gifts, wedding presents and anniversary gifts. Often people who are moving out of their home and into assisted living or nursing care appreciate having a house portrait as a memento as well.
If you’d like a custom drawing of a home or business, please contact Baya at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 612-836-7393. Drawings are done with pens, pencils and markers on a high-quality archival paper called Stonehenge. They are available in three sizes: 7 x 7 inches, 11 x 14 inches, or 20 x 30 inches. Price depends on several factors, including size and amount of detail, but you can generally expect to pay $50- $100 for a drawing on 7×7 paper, and $200 – $350 for a drawing on 11 x 14 paper. (Please note that the actual drawing will be smaller in size than the paper so as to leave space for matting and framing.) It takes up to 3 weeks from the time you order one of these sizes. The largest drawings begin at $500, and can take longer to complete. We can negotiate that. It’s up to you to get them framed. Bartering is sometimes an option.
The usual process is to begin with a photograph of the house. If the house is located in the 7-county metro area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, I am happy to do the photography myself for a flat fee of $50.00. If you prefer to send me some photos, then a clear color photo of the entire front of the house is preferable. If you can send it to me as a jpg attachment via email, that’s best, but if you want to send a print via snail mail, give me a call and we’ll work that out. Your print photo will be returned unharmed.
If you only have a black and white photo, we can talk about that as well. Most things can be worked out.