The First Home

by Catherine Cotton


A sweet wife ordered this illustration for her husband to remember the first years of marriage in their house. I loved the green shutters, old bench and beautiful crape myrtle in the front yard. This was a fun project and I loved capturing the unique qualities of this special home!


The Old Photographs

by Catherine Cotton


This fall I received an email from a childhood friend who has recently gotten married. She wanted to give a unique illustration to her parents and in-laws. She chose two old photographs that were special to each family and asked me to illustrate the photos. She then framed the illustrations and the photos side by side to hang in their homes! I loved how these illustrations turned out. It was so fun to capture the love of these parents. these two sets of parents have created a strong foundation for this couple to build on for their future family. My hope is that the parents will be reminded that they are loved and honored when they look at these illustrations. 


The Elementary School

by Catherine Cotton


I love the fact that each illustration I create is completely unique and meaningful to each person that orders. It fills me with joy to know that this form of art will capture the love and memories of an individual's family and friends. I typically instagram each illustration that I create but that really doesn't do it justice. There is a story to each project and so I have decided to blog about them. My hope is that you will enjoy reading them and feel inspired with ideas of your own! 

I recently was asked to illustrate an Elementary school. This school is being named after a husband and wife who have been working in the same school district for over 30 years! Their daughter ordered it for them as a special Christmas present. I love capturing a building that will remind this couple that they are loved and cherished by so many. What a tribute to their loyalty and perseverance. I was honored to work on this special gift and my hope is that it would bring them great joy when they look at it in their home.