Haunted House Portraits

I love it when September turns up after a long summer. It won’t suprise any of you that Autumn is my favourite season. Big jumpers, gingerbread lattes and Halloween. What is there not to be excited about? The start of September is when requests for my Haunted House portraits begin to increase rapidly too. 

I always recommend that if someone knows that they want a portrait for a birthday or Christmas that they get in touch sooner rather than later at this time of year. I usually cite a 3 week turnaround for portraits. In the warmer months I can often turn them around even quicker. However once Autumn hits and people start to think of Christmas I unfailing end up closing the books in November at the latest. This is to ensure that I have enough time to dedicate to each portrait and can be confident of having them delivered before Christmas comes.

Haunt my House 

All I need to be able to haunt your home is some photos. I’ll always suggest ways you can get a good picture. I’ll also let you know early if there are any issues with the photos sent. I can create portraits in A4 or A3 sizes and they are all hand drawn on good quality paper. It doesn’t even need to be a house either. I have haunted bars, vehicles and flats too. If you have an idea but aren’t sure if it can work, just get in touch and we can see if we can work something out.

I’ll also ask a few exploratory questions to make sure that the haunted house I come up with is perfect for you or who you are gifting it too. I can go entirely by my imagination, use your suggestions or even draw an already haunted house. I recently captured an incredible Halloween display for one family for a gift for the lead Halloween house haunter. 

Unique Gift

What I love about the portraits is that they are always so different, I love hearing everyone’s ideas. Being able to draw a range of properties with such different personalities is delightful too. I love creating spooky stuff for spooky people! It’s what I love and it’s what I am good at too. I have created dozens of these portraits and the feedback for them has happily always been glowing. 

If you want to book a commission slot with me to create a haunted house portrait for you, just drop me a note on the contact form of this website or email me at sianellis@hotmail.co.uk 😊

Spooky House Portraits, a Spotlight


One of my favourite commission projects to work on are my spooky house portraits.For each one I get inspired by photos of the clients home and make it haunted! I will use stories and favourite themes from the client if they have them.I will go wild with what I think suits the house best for those who want a surprise.

They are such a rewarding thing to work on. I get to have a glimpse of people’s lives and homes and get such wonderful stories shared with me. I get to connect with folk who love spooky stuff too! It’s great to come together with people and hear ideas about their spooky homes.

Haunted Houses

Originally I began the commissions by adding ghosts to house portraits I had drawn as I thought suited the house best. Through working with so many people it has been wonderful to see so many different ideas come through. From giant fuzzy toys and Godzilla-like monsters to haunted pets and mothmen. I have even drawn some allegedly haunted properties! Recently I got to draw a house in the US that was teeming with spooky stuff before I even started. A halloween house haunt captured for the owner in A3 size. What a great way to celebrate halloween all year round? All that hard work decorating and prop making should be remembered more frequently for sure! It is so nice to see all the different ways the portraits can go.

Not Just Houses

I have event drawn venues including the ‘Red rum’ bar in Stafford. One of the several haunted properties I have drawn. However, you don’t have to have a spooky story attached to your property for me to draw it. You don’t even have to have big ideas. JUst telling me that you like spooky stuff is fine! You can leave it to me to do the rest.

Get In Touch!

If you have taken a gander at my haunted portraits and like what you see, get. In touch to find out more! I can give you examples of portraits, current size options, lead times and prices and we can see about the best way to haunt your house. Just fill out the contact form on my website or email sianellis@hotmail.co.uk for details 🙂