Personalised Maps & Artworks
** Please note that due to high demand my current lead time is 3 months **
It gives me great pleasure to create personalised maps and artworks. I collaborate closely with every client to bring their ideas to life and enjoy fine tuning my pieces to ensure all personal details are just right.
Each personalised map is completely unique. Designed to reflect the life of the person it’s made for, a lot of research, and a lot of love, goes into every bespoke piece I make. My personalised maps and artworks make excellent gifts and are perfect for weddings, anniversaries, important birthdays and other special occasions.
Katherine, thank you so much for the beautiful artwork you made for Bayju. He said it was the best present he had ever received. So many treasured memories, we keep looking at it. You've created a beautiful and original form to present a story - what a talent that is. It will be enjoyed for years to come. Priya Thakar
My family and I wanted to give my grandparents something truly personal to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. We came across Katherine on Etsy and loved her illustrations- but saw that she wasn’t currently taking commissions as she was travelling. However when we reached out, Katherine was so accommodating and allowed us to ‘prebook’ for when she was back, which was so kind of her! She went above and beyond at every interval- even sourcing a new framer who could deliver in time even with the Covid restrictions that were in place. She worked really closely with us to get a real feel for who we were as a family, and paid such attention to detail that when I saw the finished result, I was brought to tears. She’d captured everything so perfectly! Each time I look at the picture, I find another thoughtful detail. The whole family loved it- but especially my Grandparents. I can’t recommend Katherine highly enough! Alex Maher
When I first saw the artwork that Katherine created for us, I was completely lost for words and very nearly started crying. It is a very beautiful thing, so incredibly personal, which is something at the outset I really had not envisaged. We have it framed in our restaurant and have printed a black and white version for children to colour in at the tables, which is extremely popular! We are absolutely thrilled - thank you so much. Jamie Farrar, Shell Bay Restaurant
This sketch was so fun to create and the finished piece was just beautiful. Katherine was so easy to talk to and very quick to respond if we had an idea to run by her. Our friend said it was just the nicest present she'd ever received and had so much fun spotting different memories throughout the sketch! Thank you so much! Christi
Would definitely recommend! Had great experience collaborating with Katherine on a piece for my mums 60th birthday. Katherine took our family's ideas and really made them pop, creating a beautiful, sentimental picture that was loved by all. Thank you. Rhona
To get started I require a list of ideas, a "brief", to be included in the artwork. This should specify who the artwork is for, the deadline and a list of what you would like to be included in the artwork.
Photos of specific items such as the family home, or favourite pets are also really helpful, although not absolutely necessary.
Once I receive your finished brief, I will prepare a pencil sketch laying out the general composition to give you an idea of what the final artwork will look like. This is the point at which we can make some additions and changes, and often seeing your ideas on paper can give you inspiration for some extra special personal touches.
I then prepare the final artwork, first drawing it in ink with my "Rotring" technical drawings pens, and then painting in watercolour. Each artwork is made on Vang 300g Universal Block paper, which is acid free, PH neutral and has superior archival and lightfast properties.
When coming up with your brief use these guidelines below to inspire those ultra personal details! An artwork obviously does not have to feature any of these, these are just suggestions!
Who is the artwork for? Their name, family members, hobbies, pets, work life, first car etc.
Important places: Favourite holiday destinations, homes they have lived in, schools, wedding venue, places of work etc.
Text: Would you like a central 'Happy Anniversary', 'Happy Birthday' with a special birthday number or their name/ date of birth etc. ?
The more personal details the better! Often it is those funny moments captured in a small detail that really make these personalised artworks special.
PRICING & SHIPPING
How long does it take? Turn around is currently around 12 weeks, from receiving the initial brief to dispatching the artwork. Sometimes I can fast-track works, depending on my work load. If you have a tight deadline send me a message and I will see what I can do!
How much will it cost?
I have three standard sizes available. Prices include a mount and frame:
- A6 postcard size (14.8cm x 10.5cm) £200, final frame size is 21cm x 15cm
- A5 (half a sheet of A4 - 21cm x 14.8cm) £350, final frame size is A4 29.7cm x 21cm
- Square 21cm x 21cm £450, final frame size is 30cm x 30cm
Other formats are also possible, if you have a specific size in mind send me a message and I will give you a quote.
How do I receive the artwork?
I ship artworks worldwide with DHL, insured with tracking and requiring a signature for delivery .
I can also provide digital files that you can print and frame yourself, if desired.
Like to discuss an idea?
If you would like to know more, just send me a message here!