I find artists and their work completely mesmerising and I have so much admiration for the creatives among us that can pick up a pencil or a paintbrush and create something beautiful.
At just 21 years old artist Jessica Dorè has built her business Watercolour Heart into something quite special. Watercolour Heart is a personalised, hand-drawn image illustrating business, taking photographs and turning them into unique illustrations. The goal is to make every day a celebration of life and creativity, even for people who are not artistically inclined. Jess is passionate about people, especially family, and turning everyday moments into the most exquisite personalised watercolours. She will take your most treasured moments in photographic form and transform them into a magnificent piece of artwork.
I really was delighted when Jess contacted me to tell me about her work. We ‘met’ on Instagram after I admired her gallery and I was so flattered that she wanted to turn one of my special photographs into a watercolour. I sent Jess a selection of some of my favourite shots and asked her to surprise me with which one she would choose to draw. As the photos I sent across were of Rose, Jess asked if I’d like a floral wreath painted around the image and we both agreed that it would indeed be fitting to have roses. Well, what else?!
Jess also asked if I’d like any special words or phrases and I went with one of my all time favourite quotes and one that describes my little Rose perfectly. We also talked about which colours I would like for the rose wreath and I said that I liked all tones of pink. Once all the finer details were decided and the brushwork had begun, I was thrilled to get a sneak peak of how things were going when Jess posted a timelapse video on Instagram, I watched it over and over, showing Rose who exclaimed excitedly ”that me!” It was all such a lovely process.
Here’s the original photograph of Rose taken last summer.
I received the completed image within 10 days which is the sort of timeframe you can expect if you place an order. You will receive a high res jpeg file and pdf file so that it is easy for you to print or share online. With Mother’s Day in a couple of weeks would be completely perfect timing if you order soon.
So here you have the finished watercolour, isn’t it just divine?
This beautiful watercolour now has pride of place on the mantelpiece, and will remain a true keepsake to be cherished for many years to come. Jess is, without a doubt, an extremely talented artist and I would love to work with her again in the future. If you are looking for something beautiful and unique, then I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Watercolour Heart to you. With Mother’s Day in a couple of weeks, this would make the perfect gift too!
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*I was gifted this beautiful piece of art for review consideration, all words are my own.