The Bridge House, Ambleside

The Bridge House, Ambleside, Cumbria. We were touring the Lake District when we found this quirky old building. Possibly one of the region’s best known landmarks. Who could resist it?

I haven’t drawn it in my usual wonky, caricature style as it has all the character it needs. I’m not sure whether I should add colour or not – so I will let whoever buys the original artwork decide what they’d like.

Di’s Place (Sold)

photo of picture of Di's place

Delivered today. This lovely cottage is in Norfolk, UK. The picture was drawn with traditional dip pens and acrylic in on 220gsm drawing cartridge.

I was pleased and proud to receive this commission, as the owner of the house is the person who inspired me to ‘take matters further’ and turn my quirky houses in to rubber stamps for paper crafters and card makers.

The stamps are manufactured and marketed by Chocolate Baroque in England.

No 61 – Sold

This detached house is in Southampton and is on a hill overlooking the local airport. It was built in the early 1930s, and is brick with a pebble-dashed finish

The picture was commissioned for a Christmas present.

No 55 – Sold

No55 as drawn from photos

This lovely old house near Southampton has some interesting detail in the brick work and sculptured lintels.

The picture was commissioned as a Christmas present.

Christmas cards

Commissioned cards by Pen and Lens Artwork

This is a selection of Christmas cards recently commissioned.  

They are 5×5 cards with handwritten message inside, with either a photographic, or hand drawn image.

No 11 (Sold)

The first of a double commission. No11 is a modern end-of-terrace house. The neighbour has been removed to keep the focus on the house in question, and it makes for a better picture.

Cotswold Stone

This quaint cottage caught my eye with its lovely stone porch and decorative facia boards. It is built with warm, honey coloured Cotswold stone.

No 24 (Sold)


The client commissioned this piece for a close friend’s birthday. The house is a modern build and, although attractive and in a quiet and pleasant area, is of a modern style. Both the client and the recipient are pleased with my quirky rendition.

Love shack

This cute little holiday cottage became a ‘love shack’. I don’t think the local Romeo made it to the balcony, though.

Warsash clock tower

This clock tower in Warsash, Hampshire, UK, was build around 1900 as a water tower supplying the local estate. It fell into disrepair and in 1938 restoration work was started. It is now a private residence. The clock originally chimed with the nautical ‘eight bells’, due to Warsash’s association with shipping and the sea.

This is not my usual whimsical, cartoony style, as the building is already quirky enough, without my assistance.