Artist James Keniston
I've long thought that one of the best gifts to give a new home owner is an original painting (or drawing) of their home. It's even nice for a new shop owner. Don't you think this is so sweet and personal? Someday when I decide to dig deep into my pockets and purchase a nest of my own, I'd love to have an artist like James Keniston pull something together for me. I love this San Francisco home in pink, and since some of us can only dream of living in a painted lady then it's beautiful as a print to display in our non-pink home. :)
James earned his Bachelors degree in Fine Art from the Bath Spa University in England but has since relocated to Orange, California where he works as a painter in addition to other artistic pursuits like photography, video and sculpture. You can learn more about his work here on his website and you can purchase some of these lovely homes to adorn your walls right here. He also maintains a fine blog called Artist's Journey.
(images: james keniston)