As well as many house portraits, I’m also often commissioned to create exhibits for museums and stately homes. Last year I was asked to create a model of the famous Rockingham Castle in Leicestershire for their 950th anniversary celebrations. It shows the castle as it was in the 13th century. Using a written survey from the year 1250, a scale drawing made in 1644, OS maps, aerial photos and a Lidar survey I spent weeks piecing together a possible layout for the buildings and landscape of the castle. With some features like the famous great gate remaining from the period I was able to design and finally build all of the structures on the site. I took inspiration from castles of a similar period and layout such as Trematon Castle, Wiston, Wallingford, Launceston and Windsor.
I’m so grateful to the owners of Rockingham, Elizabeth and James Saunders Watson for giving me the opportunity to create this piece for them. The model is now on public display at the castle
Any Building Anywhere
Please feel free to get in touch to make an appointment. Remember that it is possible to create models of any type of building, from town house to shop or country house. Without a site visit this makes the ultimate in surprise gifts! This service is not limited to the UK and commissions are welcome from anywhere in the world! Please email me a single photo of your house and I will provide you with an estimate, or give me a call for more information. The usual cost of a house portrait model in a box frame starts at around £2,500+vat. (more details about ‘small projects’ here).