Custom Watercolor portraits

of your wedding, home, venue, & more

The Process

let's work together

1 – SELECT | Choose the type of custom watercolor portrait you’d like created from the choices below then click “Order Now”

2 – SUBMIT You’ll have the ability to submit your order, provide pictures and guidance, as well as your payment to secure your spot in my work queue.

3 – DRAFT | I’ll be in touch to confirm your order, and plan out your pencil sketch. You’ll get a chance to review a pencil sketch draft and provide feedback, request revisions, or share your thoughts in general on the portrait direction.

4 – PAINTING |  Once you approve your pencil sketch, I’ll get to work laying in the paint and the details!

5 – FINAL APPROVAL |  After the painting is complete, you’ll have a chance to again review the portrait and provide feedback. I provide endless revisions (though you likely won’t need them thanks to my seamless process and communication!)

6 – FREE SHIPPING |  Your portrait will be thoughtfully packaged and shipped out to you, arriving safely on your doorstep and ready to hang on your walls or gift to a loved one!

Words cannot describe how I feel about my new artwork… I opened up the box & was moved to tears.

Ashlee m

My Promise as a North Carolina Artist

It’s my promise that you’ll love your final piece. Through my unique client-focused process, we’ll discuss your vision for your painting and make sure all the special pieces come together.

Have a photo depicting your wedding venue, but it’s missing people that you wish could have been in that shot? Let’s find a photo of them and I can add them in during the painting process! Do you have a picture of your childhood home, and another of your childhood dog, but want them in the same painting? Not a problem. We can change the “season” that’s depicted from summer to fall, or even the time of day from mid-day to a beautiful sunset!

That’s the beauty of custom watercolor painting. Far beyond what Photoshop or computer programs can do, we can make the scene exactly what you’d like it to be. 


custom watercolor portrait of wedding couple in the ocean

I’d be thrilled to work with you on a hand-painted, romantic and whimsical watercolor painting to capture a beautiful moment from the big day. Whether it’s  a wedding gift, anniversary gift, or just because, this painting will look beautiful framed and displayed anywhere. I look forward to working with you to create this special heirloom to cherish from the most important day of a couple’s life!

We can personalize and customize the portrait however you’d like – whether it’s adding certain family members (even the fluffy kind with fur!) or including details from all throughout the day into one scene, we can work together to make it happen. 

Home Portraits

Custom watercolor home portrait

This custom home painting will be hand-painted with archival quality watercolor to capture the charm of your home and it makes the perfect gift. Whether for a special family who is moving, attending a going away party, or as a gift to commemorate a special place in your life, this custom home portrait will look beautiful hanging up on your wall!

Keep in mind we can customize the landscaping, the sky, or any other details you’d like modified.

I can’t wait to get started and work with you to create the perfect custom watercolor portrait exactly as you envision it!


Barn of Chapel Hill Watercolor Illustration


A hand painted watercolor wedding venue painting can capture the charm of your special day and makes a wonderful gift! We can incorporate your wedding flowers, special landscaping, or a lovely sunset if you’d like, too.

Whether for a wedding gift, the traditional First Anniversary “paper” gift, or just because, this watercolor wedding venue illustration will look beautiful framed and displayed in your home. It’s a special heirloom you’ll cherish from the most important day of your life!

I can’t wait to get started and work with you to create the perfect gift!  


My husband and I spent such a large part of our wedding budget on the perfect flowers for our big day. Their delightful aroma and whimsical beauty were an important part of our day and we never once regretted it. However, after our perfect day had came and went, I was left with a bouquet to dry out and a few small centerpieces I wanted to preserve. Unfortunately, flower preservation can only keep a fading hint of color and beauty. I desperately wanted to find a way to keep those flowers’ beauty in my everyday life, giving joy and sweet memories. With that, the seed was planted to create a watercolor portrait that I could adorn my walls with and enjoy every single day. Full of color, whimsy and beauty, a watercolor painting was the perfect way to capture their beauty and enjoy them to this day.

Floral bouquet custom watercolor portrait


Please Note:
Commissions for 2023 are currently closed.

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Once again, Ashley’s artwork is phenomenal! 

This was my second purchase from Ashley and I couldn’t be more happy. I ordered a painting of the church that my brother-in-law is getting married in this weekend. They’re going to love it!

kyra c

watercolor wedding venue

Custom watercolor portrait artist in North Carolina studio