Paintings That Celebrate Places You Love

Painting of a Beloved Neighborhood Home. 

A Place Called Home for Decades

Upon learning that his neighbors were selling their home next door, Chris knew it would be an emotional decision for the couple to move after so many years in the neighborhood. So, Chris decided to mark the occasion with a deeply personal gift to his longtime neighbors. 


Adding Familiar Personal Touches

In any other year, the couple who lived here would likely have planted colorful floral arrangements in large flower pots. Had they not been busy packing, they might also have been proudly flying the national flag next to their front entrance. In designing the painting composition, these personal touches were added back in, to more fully represent the house they called home.


A Daily Reminder of Their Home

The couple now enjoys a uniquely meaningful reminder of the home they occupied for decades. Displaying the painting in their new home will forever remind them of a place they held so dear. 

giving a gift of a painting commission, a house portrait painting
original reference photo for the house portrait painting

original snapshot

work in progress of a house portrait painting commission as a gift

work in progress

work in progress adding details to the painting commission

adding details & flag

work in progress in the studio with bobbie bush

mixing oil paints

work in progress in the artist's studio house painting commission

on the easel

work in progress in the studio with oil paint

finishing brushed details

adding oil paint details to the house portrait painting commission

final touches in oil

Finished and framed work of art being gifted to a neighbor

finished & framed

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


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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.

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We accept 5 commissions a month.

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