10 October 1997


A HOUSE portrait by Clint is no mere photographic reproduction – it is a highly personalised view of the building and its owner.

Friends, family, pets, hobbies, characteristic quirks that are instantly recognisable to the people who know you well are all included.

Clint is actually Clinton Banbury, an accomplished and widely published illustrator and cartoonist. He started his house illustrations for fun and intends to stop when the commissions (which are coming thick and fast) reach 1000.

Houses on the receiving end of the Clint treatment, have ranged from suburban semis to country seats, and commissions are often ordered by people as presents.

He works in watercolours on acid-free paper in the most light-fast colours, and every picture is signed and dated by the artist and delivered by courier. Prices start from £139 plus VAT (unframed) for A3 size. Larger pictures cost from £300 plus vat.

Details from Clinton Ban-bury, PO Box 2892, Billericay, Essex. (01277-630421)

Tessa Gates

Clint produces highly individual house portraits which may include details that show the owners characteristics or interests.

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