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Portrait painting is unfortunately a lost art of sorts in today’s times. With photography taking its place over the last century the uniqueness of a painted portrait is more unique and special now more than ever. If you are considering a way to capture a person or group in a timeless way - consider having a portrait commissioned by one of our portrait painters.
 
Some of the earliest portraits of people who were not kings or emperors, are the funeral portraits that survived in the dry climate of Egypt's Fayum district. These are the only paintings of the Roman period that have survived, aside from frescoes.
Portrait Subject Ideas:
• Family
• Children
• Pets
• Wedding / Bridal
• Military
• Executive / Retiring Executive / Chairman / CEO / Executive / Partner / Founder / Public Figure
• Memorial Pieces
• House
Portrait Painting

Our portrait artists can work in either acrylic or oil on canvas or wood. Portraits are intended to display the likeness, personality, and mood of a person. Our highly talented and classically trained artists are capable of creating portraits with rich realism and unprecedented attention to detail.

Turn your most precious day into a stunning painting. Weddings are memories that should never be forgotten. Portraits can be terrific gifts for an anniversary or wedding. These heirloom works become part of your family and every time you look at it you will smile as you remember that very special moment in time. Think of the joy your loved one will experience as you celebrate your next anniversary with a painted portrait. If you wish for it to be a surprise we can work from photographs within an incredibly fast turnaround time.

Nothing is as precious or as important as family and some family memories are meant to be something more than simply photographs stuffed in a box. Turn your favorite photos into stunning works of art. Capture your most special moments by turning them into incredible hand painted masterpieces. From the sweetness of a newborn baby to the that picture perfect family portrait, our artists can work with you to ensure that those paintings are captured in the most memorable medium possible.

Do you have memorable photograph of a pet? Why not turn that photo into a hand painted pet portrait? To many people, pets can be just as near and dear as biological family members are. Our incredibly talented artists can work with any type of animal.

Commissioning a Portrait typically involves working with your portrait artist to finding the perfect photograph to paint from. If you do not already have a favorite suitable photograph, then Imago Dei can schedule a photo session with you and allow you to choose from a few different photos.

Have a photo that you think would make a great portrait? Feel free to send it to us and allow us to give you a quote.

BENEFITS SUMMARY
• Realistic Faux Marble
• UV-ray Resistant
• Natural Climate Control
• Durable
hover over the image below to see an example of a bridal portrait painted from a photograph
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Commissioning a Portrait typically involves working with your portrait artist and finding the perfect photograph that the artist can use to paint from. If you and the artist cannot find a suitable photograph then we will schedule a photo session for you and allow you to choose from a few different photos.

Have a photo that you think would make a great portrait? Feel free to send it to us and allow us to give you a quote. Here are a few tips to consider before sending anything:

Look for photos where the subject is not smiling or showing teeth. It sounds strange but its true! "Teethy" photos make great photos but typically do not make great paintings. A serious look translates into a timeless archival portrait painting much more than a smiling headshot or snapshot.

Find a photo with excellent lighting. This may or may not mean that a professional photographer shot the photo. Well-lit photos are one of the keys in finding a suitable photo for a portrait painting. Things to look for in a good photo: even lighting, gradual transitions into shadows, no lighting "hot-spots", no oily skin reflections or unflattering shadows under the eyes, and no mark of an on-camera flash.

Minimal "Photoshoping" required. Many times you may have a photo of the subject that you like but (and this can be a big "but") you're not crazy about the background, color, composition and the person your subject is standing next to - and you were thinking we could take the head from another photo and paste it onto this one.... this sort of "frankenstein-ing" can be done although it is usually not recommended. It is always best to reshoot the photo if at all possible. We understand however that there are many circumstances where this is not possible, for instance when dealing with children, pets or memorial pieces. If it is not possible we would be happy to let our Photoshop wizards work their magic at our standard hourly design rate.
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