Yes, I make custom watercolor artwork for folks like you. I create portraits of buildings, homes, landscapes, wedding venues, etc.—made with ink and watercolor on thick watercolor paper.
It’s a one-of-a-kind piece of art that captures a memory: the bar where you met your partner, the travel snapshot from that great trip, the restaurant that felt like a second home.
The process is simple. Email me, we figure out reference images and discuss size and timing. I make the work and then ship it you.
Do I need one perfect image to work from?
No. I often work with many images to piece the final together.
Can I add things to the piece that aren’t in the photo?
Yes. A few scenarios I’ve encountered: add a specific vehicle to the driveway, draw her favorite flowers in bloom, add the beloved hammock to the trees, add a gay pride flag on the porch, etc. I love to work with my clients to get these details right.
What if the picture is low resolution or small?
That’s okay. I have worked from some rough photos before—and sometimes Google street view can help in these situations.
What if all the trees and grass are dead in the photos?
No problem. I always draw and paint plants at the height of spring, everything alive and green.
Do I create artwork that isn’t a building?
Yes, although it depends. I do not do commissions of people or animals. I can do landscapes, interiors, and objects (vehicles, food, etc.).
How does the artwork get to you?
I ship all commissions sandwiched between two pieces of cardboard inside of a flat mailer. If the artwork is larger than 12x16” it will be shipped in a tube. Shipping costs are included in the commission price.
Can you have prints made of the original artwork (to share the love)?
Yes! I can scan the original work and create prints. It is also possible to have prints made in different sizes than the original.