the story behind the home...

a portfolio of work with testimonials

tudor, your majesty

tudor architecture

McKenzie Shill is an exquisite artist. Also, while working on our house portrait her patience, during the exchange of ideas,  was extraordinary. Her expertise made the experience painless and the result is extraordinary.  Her talent and expertise are immeasurable, and we highly recommend her.  -The Durkin's

the big house

McKenzie did a FANTASTIC job on a beautiful mother's day gift that I ordered for my mom! We are both so in love in what she did for my sweet momma! Her work is very unique and unlike any artist I've found (I searched long and hard to fine the perfect person). She is very easy to work with and really took the time to understand what exactly I was looking for in my final print. I highly recommend McKenzie to anyone wanting to capture the beauty and love of a place they hold near and dear to their hearts.    -Taylor




Working with McKenzie was a total breeze. From start to finish she made me part of the process. I had originally contacted her to recreate my house as a gift for my boyfriend but when I started to see her work I knew I needed to do the same for my parents as well. We are completely in love with our pieces and would highly recommend to anyone looking to capture a special place or moment in time. Thank you, thank you, thank you!    -Alexis G.

blue stone row

pennsylvania landscapes

stay golden

nala the golden girl

We loved our portrait that McKenzie drew of our golden retriever!!! She did an absolutely amazing job and her drawing is even better than the picture!! My fiancé gave it to me as a surprise for Christmas and we have it hanging in our living room :) She is so wonderful to work with and her drawings are absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you for the most perfect and special portrait of our loving golden!!! 🤗❤️   -Kristine 

McKenzie could not have been any better to work with and we love the final results. My husband loved it so much he had her do a portrait of his store too, and once again, the result was amazing and just what he wanted (no easy task given what he asked for!!!). I highly recommend McKenzie and wish her much success!    -Kay

kensi on Kensington

lombardy market

go rogue

or go home

the krazy lady II

I love my sailboat picture!! Such great memories brought to life with this picture! Thank you so much!    -Ann

garden & golden

english rogue garden

McKenzie did a fantastic job capturing the details of our old and new homes, AND our doggies' personalities! Knowing that I love to garden and will eventually have one at the new house, McKenzie asked permission to create a garden in the painting. She painted a garden that's complimentary and true to the style of the house, that I'll probably use as a plan in reality. The whole process was easy and McKenzie is a delightful collaborator!    -Ellie

porch pirate possums

the he-hut

Perplexed and peeved by the pack of persistently pesky possums parading these parts. Perhaps a posse of patrolling pooches will put an end to the protracted problem of possums perusing people's porches and patios.    -Turner

happy hydrangeas

happy cats, happy home

McKenzie did an amazing job capturing my parents home. My parents garden was on point this past spring and she was able to capture the beauty of it. She also added in my moms two cats. My parents loved their Christmas present.

I highly recommend her!    -Ashley B.

remembering dad

McKenzie's rendering of the house that my father built was perfect! He recently passed away, and this was a Christmas gift for my mother so that she would always have "their" house with her. It was beautifully done and she loved it. I highly recommend her services.    -Pam

the pigeon hole

This is a portrait for my boyfriend.  We met on a blind date for brunch at this restaurant, The Pigeon Hole, and I would love to give this to him as a gift for our anniversary!    -Sarah

the summer camp

McKenzie did an incredible job capturing the details on a rendering of our family's beloved summer camp. She is easy to work with and goes the extra mile to make sure that her customers are happy. You couldn't ask for a more talented artist who is dedicated to making sure your finished product is exactly what you want. Our family was blown away by the finished product. We give McKenzie our highest recommendation. Commission Monarch Creative Studio for your next special project or gift. You won't be disappointed.    -Ashley R.

Custom home portrait of a house in Richmond.

Richmond, we love you. Check out the before & after of this beautiful Nantucket style architecture, specifically the landscape design! Currently, the home's front lawn is a gravel lot, but the homeowner let us have some ROGUE fun! We added a lush English style garden in the front, complete with her two precious pups! How would you customize your home portrait?!