"Marybeth was enthusiastic, easy to work with and she did a wonderful job. We couldn't have been happier with our painting!"
~Claire Parker, customer
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To create an original, handpainted watercolor home portrait or pet portrait (for example, dog portraits ) for you, I'll use your photos, discuss your needs and what you'd like included in the painting. It takes about two weeks to complete a painting.
I realize that you are not just ordering a copy of your photograph to be made into a painting, but are looking for a lasting and treasured memory of your home, pet or loved one.
If interested, simply call me at
or email me at
OR use the contact form at the bottom of this page
whatever's easiest for you!
I've been doing custom watercolor paintings for about 20 years now and can say I've won awards for my watercolor paintings but that I'm most proud of my many happy and satisfied customers. My art studio is really just a small space at my kitchen counter or at a table overlooking my front or back yard. That way I can chat with my husband or have my basset hound Roxy in my lap while I paint.
People find the process of ordering a family portrait, anniversary painting or custom pet portrait surprisingly easy. A phone call or email and a couple of photos is really all I need to get started, You don't pay until you receive a picture of the finished work and approve it.
As a portrait painter in the Buffalo NY area, I've done paintings of lots of local homes, people and pets. People who have hired me to create custom watercolors from their photographs will tell you that the process is simple and that I'm easy to work with . It's nice to get to meet the people or pets I'm doing a watercolor portrait of, but most of my clients come to me through the internet and I never have the chance to meet them. But through talking to them and seeing pictures of the people, homes and pets that are important to them I'm lucky to get to know them a bit.
Watercoor Artist MB Cunningham
Here's the photo I used to create the commissioned watercolor home portrait.
Here's the watercolor home portrait I created from the image after discussing what changes to make
"After finding a great frame we have it up and on full display! Beautiful work as always! Adam and I love it! "
"We are so fortunate that Marybeth painted a portrait of our family's home. The painting is beautiful. Marybeth took the time to put in so many small details that brought her work to life. She absolutely captured the essence of our home, and my siblings and parents are very, very grateful. Marybeth is an extremely talented artist and one who is dedicated to customer satisfaction. I recommend her work without reservation. "
-Betsy Elizabeth, customer
Marybeth—thank you! It arrived yesterday and looks great. We’re finding a place for it now.
And thank you for your patience as we waited for the trees to come out. We think it looks beautiful.
"Marybeth painted a portrait of my parent's home as a Christmas gift. It was an absolute joy to work with her. She painted the house from pictures I emailed her since we are in MA. It came out beautiful-the detail was incredible. The process was easy & her communication was fabulous. I would highly recommend Cunningham Watercolors."
-Shauna Flynn, Customer
"Marybeth, We just can't thank you enough for the picture of our lake house with the towels. You sure captured this beautiful memory for us. You are incredibly talented and we are forever grateful for the beautiful painting."
-Steve & Jenny Kane, customers
"Mary Beth was enthusiastic, easy to work with -- and she did a wonderful job. We couldn't have been happier. "
-Claire Parker, customer
"Marybeth is a joy to work with and her art is truly wonderful. We are moving to a new home soon and are excited to commission another home portrait. Thanks again! "
-Jacob Lundquist, customer
"Marybeth, We want to thank you for the lifelike painting of our dear Mr. Opie"...We look forward to hanging this masterpiece in our home."
-Terri & Ken Charest, customers
"You are so talented! ... The more I look at it the more I love it. I know my friends will too!"