Natural Florida Marriage Certificate: one of a kind watercolor illustrated wedding certificate features scenes from Florida including owls, swallowtail kite, woodpecker, live oaks and other birds, flowers and even a child peeking out at the viewer! Each certificate I make is a unique creation using the finest materials available to ensure a long lasting family heirloom. www.palmstone.com
Wedding certificate (detail) showing medallion with Monogram of bride and grooms names combined into one design in Arabic calligraphy. Watercolor, ink and metallic gold. Calligraphy and design by S. J. Thomas.
Calligraphy and brush painting are closely related. I created this painting some time ago as the main visual motif for a Florida bonsai conference. Watercolor and ink brush painting by Stewart J. Thomas.
“I don’t know where I end and you begin” after Rumi. Translated into Tibetan. The calligraphy is in a variant Tibetan script with the first line reading from top to bottom on the left and the second line reading from bottom to top on the right.
AHAVA — אהבה — Love: gold leaf Hebrew calligraphy on hand painted ketubah featuring birds and flowers, created by S. J. Thomas.
LOGO DESIGN: Śrāvya શ્રાવ્ય (audible) in brush-style Gujarati calligraphy for the startup of the same name: Sravya. Designed for client by S.J. Thomas.
‘Eshq — عشق — Love in gold leaf with pen and ink, gold filigree and hand-cut paper on a marriage certificate, or nikah. All work by artist, designer and calligrapher Stewart J. Thomas. www.palmstone.com
It’s a happy birthday wish — عيد ميلاد سعيد — in Arabic. Calligraphy by S. J. Thomas.
LOGO DESIGN: center portion of the logo designed for extraordinary ink artist Peter Madsen @blackhandnomad Calligraphic rendering of the syllable Gam in Sanskrit, Devanagari Script.