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Your Italy

Your most Memorable moments in Italy, as emotive works of Art

Venice from a distance

Venice from a distance

Has traveling to Italy brought a part of you alive in a way that you will always remember?  As you know from experience, the Italian landscape and its Architecture are just breathtaking.  Impressive monuments, inviting piazzas, dramatic vistas and more; it's all there, and it really moves you and remains within you.

Your encounters with these places have been captured on your camera.  However, these images that were meant to remind you of your travels, may have ended up being packed away in a closet, stored on your computer or phone, or displayed in a small frame. 

Bringing your Italy home

Glorious Encounter, a Venetian Vista

Glorious Encounter, a Venetian Vista

Your memories can be more than this.  What if what you found most beautiful in Italy can be made into an evocative watercolor painting; one that's especially made from a photograph that you yourself took, and that speaks of your personal memory of being in Italy. That's what I create for you; a painting created from your favorite photograph, of your time in Italy. 

I am excited to announce that my studio is currently open to take on a limited number of commissions. (Current pricing begins at $700 and varies depending upon size and complexity).

Please note that in order to assure a high quality work of art, I only work on a limited number of painting commissions at once, so be sure to get in touch as early as possible if you would like an early booking.

I use only superior quality artist's materials for my watercolors and you will also receive a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity with your painting, that states its originality and provenance.

Monreale Cloister capital, Sicily

Monreale Cloister capital, Sicily

The process of commissioning a painting is quite simple and you don't need a perfect photograph for me to work from.  Early on you will be shown a small preliminary watercolor, for your approval, before I begin the finished piece.  This will give you a pretty good idea of what the final watercolor will look like, so you can be assured that it will be to your liking. 

The bespoke work of art that I will create for you, based on your travels, will in turn make your home interior, your everyday abode, a more personal reflection of who you are. 

I would love to share what a recent client had to say about her experience commissioning a watercolor of Florence, to gift her parents for the holidays: 

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence

The Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence

On the process:
"It was easy.  Sophia let me know exactly what I needed to provide her to get started.  Then she gave me updates to show the progress of the commission.  It was a great experience for me since I have never seen a commission come to life."

On seeing the finished Watercolor:
"I had tears!  My parents have both had health issues in the last year, and to see something so beautiful created just for them was a special experience for me.  Plus Sophia has an artist's talent with a lovely heart to match.  She took the time to understand the story behind the picture and capture the essence of the memory."

-Linda Lepe, Madison, WI, USA

Ca' d'Oro, Venice, Celebration

Ca' d'Oro, Venice, Celebration

Does an impressionistic, evocative work of art in your home that is inspired by your very own photograph sound like the perfect way to relive and celebrate your Italian travel memories; a way to share them with others and to have as a unique and personalized family heirloom within your home?  If so, do get in touch using the contact form below.  I am very much looking forward to sharing the joy of my favorite travel destination with you. 

Wishing you my very best, 

Sophia

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San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice