Watercolor Illuminated Names

Your name can be a work of art!

What’s an “Illuminated Name?” No, I’m not talking about special lighting effects here. . .

Illuminated manuscripts have a long history of embellishing an important book or document. Often, the first letter or word of a page would be elaborately decorated – usually with scenes or symbols related to the work.

Inspired by this tradition, I use your name and turn each letter into a personalized painting – your interests & colors, suited to your occasion. I use small-scale watercolors and multi-dimensional layering to give this ancient tradition a modern look – perfect for a truly unique birthday, baby, or thank-you gift.


First, I’ll ask for some information about you or your gift – to tailor the painting to your tastes & interests. Then, each painting is meticulously hand-drawn, hand-painted, hand-cut & hand-assembled.

Check out the Watercolor Name Gallery and order form below. Thanks!


4 Responses to “Watercolor Illuminated Names”

  1. Beverly Grant-Turner June 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    They are so cute and such good quality

    • ladybug-go June 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

      Thanks so much Beverly!
      Beverly does fantastic, quality jewelry using natural stones and amazing bead finds. Check out her work!

  2. Beverly Grant-Turner June 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    I can’t wait to see it!

    • ladybug-go June 13, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

      I can’t wait to finish up your paintings! Each one is truly personal, I hope you love them!

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