Paintings That Celebrate Those You Love

 ⬆️  Watch this video story of a Christmas tradition honored with a painting.  ⬆️  

Honoring a Christmas Tradition with a Painting. 

the gift of a magical painting commission of santa's sleigh and reindeer
capturing the source images for the special magical portrait painting commission

original reference photos captured

work in progress creating the magical portrait commission

hand-rendered stroke by stroke

detail of the finished painting with the sleigh and reindeer

finishing details on canvas

Loved It!



"My parents totally loved it! Thank you so much!"    
- Jay


Wouldn't it be amazing to have a meaningful painting
that celebrates someone special?


Let's explore the possibilities!


What is a painted portrait?

Painted portrait commissions combine traditional photographic portraiture with hand-applied painting artistry. Using a mixed media approach, I blend a variety of mediums and tools, from a camera to a tablet to more traditional artist mediums and oils on canvas.


Each portrait commission begins with a reference image and is transformed into a work of art, initially with hand-rendered modern brushwork, and later the painting is transferred to canvas and enhanced with texture, glazes and oil paints. In the end you'll have a painting that you'll love!

Your photograph. Transformed.

Your work of art can be transformed into a painting from most any camera photo or image regardless of the background. In addition, you may also be able to use a digital file you had someone else photograph as long as we have permission. Send us a photo, or we can schedule a sitting.

It's easier than you think to Commission a Painting.

What story would you like to tell?

We accept 5 commissions a month.

Will yours be one of them?

More Painting Commission Stories.

Read more heartfelt stories of meaningful paintings.