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164 Winthrop St.

Framingham, MA 01702

Amy was retiring, and this hand drawn caricature that was custom made for her surprised and delighted her.

How do you celebrate life's milestones?

Major events in people's lives are often complicated. There's the celebration of the joy of a new beginning, but also the bittersweet ending of something else.

So what do you give ...


  • The work colleague, who makes your day, but just announced he's retiring.

  • An older woman selling the home where she raised her kids.

  • The single mom who loves her children, but is going through a tough time.

For that, I suggest a customized, personal gift that tells the recipient you really care.

The one question I help clients answer is how to express themselves to their loved ones. I have a knack for capturing people and places. It's just what I do. When you look through the pages of my personalized drawings, you don't just see illustrations, you see ...

A good drawing tells a story.

Scroll through these pages and you will come to know:


  • A woman watching the birds from the window of the home she lived in for 50 years.

  • A young bride's love for her new husband as they move into their first home.

  • The poignant memory of a pet's unconditional love.

Clients commission me to do drawings for these occasions and more, because a custom drawing is the ultimate personal, thoughtful gift.

My clients connect with their drawings.

When a client tells me that the person they gave the drawing to burst into tears when they opened up the package and saw the drawing, I am not surprised. A personalized drawing creates an emotional connection between the drawing and the recipient. And it shows that you, as the giver of that drawing, get what that person is feeling.

Feel free to scroll these pages, and get in touch with any questions. I'm here to help.

Marianne Orlando Illustrations:
Helping people celebrate life's milestones, one drawing at a time.

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