House Portraits ~ Custom Order

What gift is more personal than a hand drawn or hand painted house portrait?

Celebrate your family history in the uniquely sophisticated statement of a custom house portrait. With Sonja as your personal artist, she will collaborate with you to bring your vision to life. 

House Portraits are created by hand from your own photos. Working with a house drawing artist is the most popular way to honor a family home. These custom artworks inspire hometown memories, preserve a grandparent's home place, and create a new family tradition. Many art buyers give these custom house drawings as birthday, Christmas and anniversary presents.  Is there a more beautiful way to treasure your special home? Work with Sonja today, an artist who draws and paints houses.  
House drawings can depict any season and any time period. This is a key benefit in working one-on-one with an artist who draws houses. - Sonja 

"I'm an artist who works from photographs to create house portraits. I've been drawing homes for customers for more than 30 years. I specialize in historical architecture and capturing the small details that make your home unique. I'm looking forward to creating a house portrait for you!" ~ Sonja 
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When you hire Sonja, you are in the creative seat! What size and style do you desire?

  • Black and White Pencil Drawings
  • Colored Pencil Drawings
  • Acrylic Paintings on Canvas

Suggested sizes:

  • 8x10
  • 11x14
  • 16 x 20
  • 18 x 24
  • 24 x 36

    Ordering a custom portrait is very personal and prices vary, based on size and subjects. Average commission price ranges $250 - $750.

    Sonja works with you based on your vision, budget and timeframe. She provides free estimates along with concept sketches to help you decide on the perfect artwork that reflects who you are.

    You provide:

    1. Photographs of your home (1-3 photos are best) along with a description of important details you wish Sonja to know about your home/house portrait.

    2. Include your gift deadline or event date (if you have one). 

    Sonja will follow up with:

    1. Reviewing your photographs.

    2. Contacting you by email, phone or video to ask questions about what you would like to see for style and size.

    3. Will send a free estimate! Concept sketches are also included at no charge.

    Schedule your artwork: Deposit payments are required to be scheduled on Sonja's commission calendar.

    Where should I send my house photos? Email your photographs to Sonja. Paper photos can be delivered or mailed and Sonja will return them to you with your finished artwork.

    Photography services are not included. An additional quote for photography services will be provided upon request.

    Framing services are not included. An additional quote for framing will be provided upon request.

    Artwork Delivery: Artworks will be delivered flat (not rolled) and unframed. Local buyers to Central Virginia may pick up the artwork from the Fredericksburg area by arranging local delivery/pick up. All other artworks will be shipped to the address of your home town for the additional cost of shipping.

    The best custom house portraits are personalized for each family! Here are a few of Sonja's recently sold house portraits:

    House Portrait Commission Gallery


    Questions? Please contact me with any questions or ideas would like to discuss. 

    Prefer to book a call? Join a 10 minute call with Sonja to talk about your vision, ask and answer questions and discover if Sonja is the right artist for your custom artwork idea. It's important to work with an artist whose style you like and whose personality is a good fit for you. This consultation gives you a chance to interview the artist in real time!