visual prose and poetry.
Though creative writing is my first love, I have also been a keen appreciator of visual art for as long as I can remember. I recall sitting in the closet of my childhood bedroom leafing through my mother’s college art history books while painting with oils on canvas for hours a day. When I was a young teen, I traveled to Washington, D.C. and spent days of the trip wandering the halls of the National Gallery of Art utterly awestruck. As a young adult, I visited Florence, Italy and found myself humbled and moved by Uffizi Gallery and Galleria dell’Accademia, and by the greatness of Santa Maria del Fiore and the romance of Ponte Vecchio. I often use fine art, architecture, and photography as inspiration for my writing, but I only recently began using my drawings and paintings as visual companions to my words. Because I feel that this fusion of the written and the visual is incredibly captivating to a modern audience, I would like to offer my illustrative services to writers looking to share their work visually. If you are interested in hiring me, continue reading below.
Custom Illustrations for Writers: $25/per illustrated poem or piece of prose. Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the poem or piece of prose you wish to have illustrated. You may share your vision with me if you have a specific image or object that you would like to have illustrated to accompany your writing, or if you don’t have something in mind, I am happy to brainstorm ideas with you based on the content of your poetry or prose. I will combine your custom illustration with your writing in a high-resolution file formatted for you to use on social media or in printed book copies.