Custom house portraits are a great way to celebrate a special place in your life!


Maybe you're moving into a new home or moving away from a place that is very special to you. House portraits also make great gifts for your pals.


what's included?

Your house portrait will be an original, hand-painted, unframed 12x12 inch gouache painting. It will be on 100% cotton watercolour paper, backed with mat board with a custom framing label.

what's not included?


Framing and delivery/shipping charges are not included. However, you are welcome to pick up your artwork at Nancy’s home studio in central Edmonton. If shipping is needed, it will be an extra fee.


A standard 12 x 12 inch house/building portrait commission costs $200.


A $50 deposit is required at the time of signing a contract. The remaining amount is due once the artwork is complete. You may pay with cash or e-transfer.

If you are looking to have your house painted larger than the standard 12 x 12 portrait, or if you would like your house portrait to include more than just the house, let me know and we can discuss the possibilities!

reference photos


Please send photos to I need at least one photo directly from the front of the house with good lighting. Additional photos are helpful to show details like the flower beds, curtains in the windows, etc. To ensure I understand your needs, all the details you want to be included in the artwork should be discussed prior to the signing of the contract. 


Plan for at least 2-3 weeks for the artwork to be complete. If you have a tight deadline, reach out and I'll let you know what's possible. The expected date of completion will be confirmed upon booking. Please note that bookings are now full for 2021.


gift certificates

Give the gift of a house portrait commission! This is a great option if your timeline is tight or if you can't track down photos without the gift recipient.


How it works: You purchase a gift certificate. I will mail your gift certificate to you or to your recipient, or I can send you a digital version to print yourself. Then, your gift recipient can contact me at any time when they are ready to have their artwork started. They will send me their photos and I will start painting. 

Please note: All artwork created by Nancy Nickolson is protected under copyright. Do not resell, reproduce, or alter the artwork. However, sharing attributed photos on social media and the like is encouraged.​ If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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