the story behind the home
a portfolio of work with testimonials
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! She captured the beauty of my mother's childhood home which she is no longer able to visit and it instantly brought happy tears! We are both so in love in what she did for my sweet momma! I met her at the Southern Women's Show and instantly clicked. 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. Thanks a million, Monarch Creative Studio!! -Taylor
The tiny House
I decided last minute I would love to gift McKenzie’s artwork for Christmas. And might I add she did an amazing job! She worked with me wanting to add/change some details to the drawing and made it perfect! She did such an awesome job capturing my moms camper with her dogs in front 💕 Her turn around time was impeccable and I would definitely recommend her! -Alexis S.
blue stone row
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. There was a small time crunch but she delivered! 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.
Thank you McKenzie! Thanks to you, we have this amazing original piece of art of the place we call home! -Sandy
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
kensi on Kensington
I have long wanted a portrait of my home and after seeing an article about McKenzie’s work in a neighborhood newsletter I contacted her. She 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
the lombardy market
the krazy lady II
I love my sailboat picture!! Such great memories brought to life with this picture! Thank you so much! -Ann
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
Garden & Golden
Porch Pirate Possums
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 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.
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.