If you are interested in book illustrations or cover art please contact me at with your inquiry, for a quote. I have worked with traditional publishers as well as self published authors. If you plan to self publish your book, in the body of your email please tell me which pieces from my portfolio you were drawn to, why you feel that I would be a good fit for your story and attach a sample of your manuscript. All images are drawn digitally in 300 dpi and sent as PSD files. I look forward to working with you!


Select works are available for art licensing. Please contact me via email for any inquiries.


I also offer an array of original paintings & giclee prints A giclee print is a high quality archival fine art digital print made on inkjet printers. My prints are affordable and very close to the original if you would like to own a work of art, but an original painting is not in your budget at the moment.


An original custom watercolor or gouache painting makes a special gift for any occasion; birthday, Mother’s Day, Christmas, baby shower, anniversary or just because you love to support the arts. I will work with you to make your vision come true and create that special piece that is unique to you or your loved one. You can view some examples of my custom watercolor & gouache paintings by going to the Custom page. I also work digitally if you would like custom work that will be printed.

How does a “custom painting” work?

Send me an inquiry with your idea! For example, your thoughts on size, subject matter, your location (or where the work will be shipped). Attach any reference photos that you would like for me to work from. I am happy to find additional references as well. A “work in progress” proof will be sent before the final payment is due in the event that any changes need to be made. I accept PayPal or Venmo to process online payments for custom works.

50% of the total price is required at the time of your order. The remainder is due at time of pickup or once the work is completed (if work is to be shipped). If you would like you can also pay in full.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING: I do not charge an additional fee for shipping and handling in the U.S. on custom orders. The remaining balance must be paid before work is shipped. The work will be carefully packed and shipped via USPS with a tracking number. Please allow 5-7 days for arrival.  

The following quotes are for an unframed watercolor or gouache painting on Arches watercolor paper. However every project is different. These prices are based on size and may be adjusted if I think that the painting will take more or less time to complete.

5” x 7”$125
8” x 10”$250
11” x 14”$350
16” x 20”$475
20” x 24”$575
22” x 30”$650

I am now offering 8″ x 10″ custom monogram gouache paintings for $125 + free shipping within the U.S. Please email me at for more information.

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