An original, hand-drawn and painted illustration by British artist Zaza Shelley.
LAST GUARANTEED CHRISTMAS ORDER DATE - DEC 11 (due to postal strikes)
Zaza paints in ink and watercolour from your photograph/s. Unlike the bulk of digilised and computer assisted portraits and prints on offer, Zaza paints purely by hand (no tracing or scanning of your photo) and she only paints originals. She simply sits with your photograph/s and draws them by hand in pen and ink and then finishes with a watercolour wash.
Zaza's style is illustrative and fun and she also paints pet portraits in the same style. She paints one child per painting but if you would like addtional children and/or parents added with the child, please use the drop down options.
Each portrait is hand-drawn and hand-painted from photographs you send. It is entirely original and personal from start to finish. Since every aspect of this is hand-made and hand-drawn, Zaza is happy to receive requests of all natures to make this a truly personal and treasured piece.
Zaza draws everything to order, if you'd like to add a favourite pet, a toy or have the child in a particular outfit, please contact Zaza and she will be happy to discuss with you. Usually, as a rule, extra objects (teddy-bear etc) or changes in outfit have no cost; extra figures (including pets - unless it's something small like a hamster!) are £8 a figure.
FRAMING: This piece can come with mount only, or our standard frames.
POSTAGE: All paintings are sent with Royal Mail and fit through a standard letterbox so there is no need for special delivery (unless specifically requested)
Zaza has completed commissions for Highgrove and worked alongside the BBC painting illustrative pet portraits. She has featured in various magazines with articles on her work including Country Life, The Field, Kew Gardens Magazine and Cotswold Life. BBC Radio 4 have also featured one of her illustrations. She holds an annual solo exhibtion with the National Trust, had illustrations of insects in their shop and has run art workshops for them. Zaza used to teach Art and History of Art at an independent school in London before lecturing at the National Gallery in London.