Traditional hand drawn & painted art
Sheilamade sign

Sheila Smith

07721 378 653 • info@sheilamade.co.uk

I've been drawing and painting from an early age, initially for pleasure but mostly as a professional signwriter for the last 30 years.

Much of my work has been based on commissions for drawings, signage & decorative paintings, some examples of which can be seen in my Gallery.

I hope you enjoy looking through my completed projects and I look forward to working with you.

 

Welcome to my eclectic collection of work!

Examples of my drawings, signwriting, painted wall art & canalware
can be seen at Banbury Antiques Centre OX17 1SN

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Pen and Ink Portraits

I enjoy taking commissions of pets, there are so many different characters. We love them all in our own unique way and I enjoy capturing their character in the pen and ink medium I use. As an animal lover and beagle owner I know how they can steal your heart!

Would you like to commission me for a pet portrait?

I like to work from high quality photographs please. You can send as many photos as you think will be helpful. Clear images need to show the fine details of your pet. Photos taken outside are best, not into the sun but with it behind you. Ideal photos are taken on a cloudy bright day where there are no harsh shadows evident. Try to get as close as you can, at their eye level for a head and shoulders portrait. No squinting allowed! You don’t need an expensive camera as most cameras on smart phones will provide good enough images to work from.

Please remember I can only draw what I can see!

For an original pen & ink head and shoulder portrait
of one subject I charge £250.00.
They are supplied mounted and framed,
approx size for one subject is 17in x 15in.

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Owl - £350.00
an original pen & ink drawing mounted
and framed in hardwood varnished
frame approx 16in x 17in

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Casper - £50.00
a print of my original pen and ink drawing

mounted and framed in hardwood varnished
frame
approx 12in x 12in

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Tiger - £350.00
an original pen & ink drawing mounted
and framed in hardwood varnished
frame approx 19in x 24in

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Gift voucher

Gift Vouchers

Available to your chosen denomination,
valid for 1 year redeemable against any Sheilamade purchase.
They can be posted or emailed and personalised with
your message to make an ideal gift.

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Personalised Name Plaques

Commission a personalised name plaque for your home: letters or numbers! Below are a couple of examples, they can be varnished or painted and signwritten with your choice of colours.

To give an idea of cost there are 2 examples shown below:

No.1 is a framed painted panel and was £62.00.
Ivy Cottage is unframed and painted and was £120.00.

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Traditional Signwritten Wall Art

Would you like something unique?

I am a self-taught signwriter. There are reportedly around 300 signwriters carrying on the age old tradition of signwriting throughout the UK. With brush and paint in hand we carry out our craft to the marvel of many an onlooker. Shops, churches, boats, pubs, to name but a few. So why not commission your own piece of wall art - framed as a picture to hang on your wall, and help to keep the tradition alive.

Black & White - £100.00
Hand painted black & white board,
signwritten in black, white & grey
and finished in a dark grey frame
Framed size approx 24in x 24in

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Antiques - £75.00
Hand painted dark green board,
signwritten in sublime green, orange, brown & black
and finished in a lighter green frame
Framed size approx 19in x 10in

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Man Cave - £85.00
Hand painted dark green board,
signwritten in white, red & black
and finished in a lighter green frame
Framed size approx 15in x 9in

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Dogs - £75.00
Hand painted dark grey board,
signwritten in white, blue & black
and finished in a white frame
Framed size approx 13in x 8in

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Framed prints of my original work

I have a number of prints available to order from my Gallery or commission your own picture for me to paint, which can be mounted and framed to take pride of place in the room of your choice. Below is a selection of prints currently available, they include a mix of drawings and paintings.

Mouse - £25.00
a print of my original pen and ink drawing,
mounted in a hardwood frame - size approx 7in x 9in

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Cap'n Jack Sparrow - £55.00
a print of my original painting, mounted
in a black painted frame - size approx 16in x 14in

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Jemima Puddleduck - £40.00
a print of my original painting, mounted
in a painted frame - size approx 10in x 12in

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Cormorant - £55.00
a print of my original painting, mounted
in a hardwood varnished frame - size approx 15in x 12in

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Gift voucher

Gift Vouchers

Available to your chosen denomination,
valid for 1 year redeemable against any Sheilamade purchase.
They can be posted or emailed and personalised with
your message to make an ideal gift.

Contact me to enquire

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Traditionally decorated canalware

I am self taught in the art of traditional roses and castles decoration as well as traditional signwriting often seen on canal boats. Having been practising for almost 30 years I have developed my own style of decoration but still adhere to the principles of the old tradition.

buckby can  Buckby can

Personalised Buckby Cans and other items of decorated canalware
are available to order, see price list below.

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Prices of items currently available are listed below
and they can all be personalised at an extra cost:

Mug - £6.00
Plate - £10.00
Coffee Pot - £15.00
Square painted panel - £15.00
Rectangular painted panel - £15.00
Bucket - £55.00
Watering Can - £75.00
Traditional horse feed bowl - £85.00

Boater's Stool - £100.00
Buckby Can, 1 gallon (approx 12in high) - £120.00
Milk Churn (approx 21in high) - £120.00

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I hope you've enjoyed looking at my completed projects and I look forward to working with you.