Custom Watercolor Portraits

While I am known as a photographer, many do not realize I am also a long time artist with experience in many mediums such as ceramics and painting. I am excited to introduce a new way to enjoying art of your little one, through custom hand-painted watercolor portraits. I love children, and while working with them over the years I have enjoyed all the details of their sweet faces; rosy cheeks, big bright eyes, long eyelashes, and wispy hair. I love baby faces and now I am able to take a simple photograph of your little one and turn it into a work of art!

These watercolor paintings have been very popular with mommies who hang them in baby’s nursery, make them part of a gallery wall, or give them as a unique gift. It is perfect for new parents, grandparents, a spouse or loved one, for a birthday, or any other special occasion. It will be a treasured family keepsake for years to come.




I use a cold press, acid free, 140 lb. watercolor paper. I tape off the edges to preserve a white border, then gesso the paper giving me a beautiful surface to paint on. I paint from two pallets of vibrant Grumbacher watercolors, mixing custom colors for each portrait as I go.




Once I receive your digital photographs and completed commission form, I will send you some samples of how the final painting will be cropped and discuss color choices and other relevant details with you. After your payment is received I can begin working on your commission. The portrait takes shape as paint is added one layer at a time. I will send you some snapshots of your watercolor as I am in the process of painting so you can see your portrait come to life!

Below is an example of an original source image and the resulting painting in process. Baby is admiring himself in the final watercolor painting after it was beautifully matted and framed by his mommy.






Click on the image below to view more portraits that have been commissioned.




8×10  Single Subject Watercolor Portrait is $250

I am currently offering 8″ X 10″ head-and-shoulders portraits, with one subject, as seen in the sample paintings above. Please check back in the near future if you are interested in larger portrait options (such as 11×14 and 16×20 paintings) or multiple subjects in the same piece of art.

Please click HERE to commission your own custom watercolor portrait!