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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, supported by mat board with a custom art label. To ensure your artwork arrives safe and sound, free tracked and insured shipping within Canada is included. If you would prefer local pick up in central Edmonton, you will receive a $20 discount on your order. 


Framing is not included.


A standard 12 x 12 inch house/building portrait commission costs $240.


A 50% deposit is required to confirm the commission. 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. 


As an artist who has multiple jobs and projects on the go, my workload changes throughout the year. When you reach out, please share your preferred timeline. If you have an important project, please reach out as soon as you can. This ensures I can make room in my schedule for your project.


If you do have a tight deadline, reach out and I'll let you know what's possible. The expected date of completion will be confirmed when booking.

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 by prepaying for the full amount of the commission through e-transfer. Once received, I will e-mail your gift certificate. You can either send the certificate to your loved one as a digital version or you can print it. Then, in the new year, 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 create the artwork!

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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