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“My sister and her fiancé LOVED the watercolor. They were so touched and could not believe how beautiful it was. It really turned out just lovely…”
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“I just wanted to thank you again for the two lovely watercolors. Both of the brides went on and on about what a unique and gorgeous gift they were. I could not have been more pleased with the artwork, and also your timely and professional demeanor. Looking forward to an occasion in the future where I will be able to use your talent again!”

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Moments and Memories: Three Reasons I Love Painting Commissions

When I was a child I wanted to be an architect. I understood early on how built space shapes our human experience. I channel this love of architecture into my work painting commissions for collectors who desire to bring those experiences into their home. We all have specific places (outdoors, indoors, public, private…) that hold an important … Read more

Custom Painting: Creative Family Gift

I wanted to share this custom painting commission: a panoramic view of the family cottage. My brother-in-law commissioned this wonderfully creative gift for the entire family. It is a series of paintings of his (and my husband’s) parents’ summer cottage. He wanted something that each family – siblings and parets – could have to remember … Read more

StMary's Watercolor wedding gift

Wedding Gift Watercolors

My most recent commission project was two watercolors intended for wedding gifts. I shipped them off last week. This watercolor is the exterior of St. Mary’s church in Memphis, Tennessee.   I so enjoy when I am able to work with one of my favorite subjects (church architecture).

Finished Commission for Jamaica Plain Parish

I am pleased to be able to share the completed painting for Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. I worked on this painting through the spring and finally finished in July. I love being able to share my love for church architecture with a living community. The painting has been printed into notecards … Read more

State Street Mobil

I completed these two drawings for the same client. The first location, State Street Mobil, is in the historic district of Newburyport. When the client bought this new business he comissioned this drawing (Ink on paper,  14″ x 20″) for use with publicity and investors. The drawing is featured on the front page of his … Read more

Alton Bay Cottage OIl Painting Michelle Arnold Paine

Alton Bay Cottage

We delivered this commission last weekend to its new owner! Cottage: Alton Bay (Oil on canvas, 18″x 24″) was painted for a friend who spent many summers friend spent many summers here on Lake Winnepesaukee in New Hampshire both as a child and as an adult.