Illustration Choices

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Red Rose Botanical


Red Rose

Perfect for rose lovers anywhere, this single rose's elegance is a great backdrop for your message. Choose from many rose-related quotes such as Robert Burns', "O my Luve's like a red, red rose . . ." One of our favorites is a beautiful line from Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore (in reference to this rose's delicate dew drop),

"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf."

Maria painted this classic beauty in a formal rose garden in Newport, Rhode Island.



Lady's Slipper

Complete with illuminated lettering, this botanical is a sophisticated backdrop for an award of thanks, recognition or a token of friendship.

"True love, like this flower is rare, protected, admired, precious and not easily found." (M. Thomas)


Jack-in-the-Pulpit Botanical




Need a more masculine flower? This regal image was first drawn for an award for the National Parks Service.

Some quotes:

"Find what you love. Love what you find."

"For lo! the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth." (Song of Solomon)

"Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil." (R. Heber)






An excellent choice for a child's bedroom or for someone who takes inspiration from the magical imagery of a butterfly's metamorphosis. This whimsical creature sits delicately on Maria's lettering.

Just a name and date complete this painting nicely!



Pink Rose Botanical




Pink Rose

Another turn on a classic single rose, this beauty is gently tied in place with plenty of room to carry a special message to your friend or beloved.


Violet Botanical






This single blossom is painted with its delicate roots showing. When used to celebrate a birth we like Hodding Carter's words,

"The only lasting bequests we can hope to give our children: roots and wings."



Holly Botanical





A traditional icon of many people's winter solstice celebrations, this holly illustration is a popular gift at Christmas time. List your family's names among its many leaves.

You will be surprised by how many people hang this illustration all year long!



Artichoke Botanical







Know anyone who enjoys cooking and fine food? Use this illustration for a whimsical play on words as in, "I'm all 'choked' up . . ." Maria painted this botanical wonder at a masters class in Venice, Italy.


We provide custom frames for these illustrations and offer suggestions for inspiring, romantic and uplifting inscriptions.

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