What’s the Deal?


You send me your travel photos and I’ll create a set of watercolor snapshots (4” x 6” paintings) of your trip. I’ll use your photos as source material, but the paintings will be my impression of your trip--they might be altered, simplified, combined, or clarified for aesthetic purposes.

Sample Albums



Ted & Rita in Japan--Medium Album


Jenny & Travis & Family California Road Trip--Medium Album


Brittany & Michael in Panama--Custom Album


Small Album $250

8 watercolor snapshots of your travels in an archival box, plus scanned high-resolution versions of your “photos” emailed to you, if you like. Shipping to the US included.

Medium Album $500

20 watercolor snapshots of your travels in an archival box, plus scanned high-resolution versions of your “photos” emailed to you, if you like. Shipping to the US included.

Large Album $900

40 watercolor snapshots of your travels in an archival box, plus scanned high-resolution versions of your “photos” emailed to you, if you like. Shipping to the US included.

Custom Album Sizes Available (just contact me).


How to Order

  • Select an album size, above
  • Email me using the contact form and we’ll discuss the current lead time
  • I’ll send you my paypal account info for payment
  • Send me your travel photos via email (see Handy Guide, right, for tips)
  • I paint then mail out your Illustrated Vacation watercolor snapshots in an archival box. I’ll also scan and email you digital versions of your “photos.”

Handy Guide

  • Send me more photos than you’re ordering--around double is great.
  • Albums are most successful with a mix of subject matter. A general rule of thumb:
    • ⅓ photos of people
    • ⅓ photos of sights (vistas, buildings, etc.)
    • ⅓ photos of stuff (your beautiful lunch, an animal, trinkets in a market, or a funny sign)
  • Your watercolor album will be my impression of your vacation, not an exact representation. I’ll base my images on your photos, but I may zoom closer for a better view, make an abstract pattern from the leaves of a tree, combine the best aspects of three photos into one composition, or simplify the surroundings for a more pleasing painting. Know that you’re employing an artist rather than a computer program and enjoy the variations inherent in this process.
  • Do you want an album with non-vacation subject matter? Email me and we’ll talk.
  • Did you lose your camera and want me to recreate some memories for you? We can work something out.