Custom Portraits

Let me create an heirloom for you!  Here are some samples of what is posssible.

"Expressive Brush Strokes"
"Expressive Brush Strokes"

These are so fun! Custom portraits of your loved ones with silly expressions on paint brushes! I love doing them! Starting at $350.

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"Shelby's Horror" Brush Portrait
"Shelby's Horror" Brush Portrait

These are so fun! Custom portraits of your loved ones with silly expressions on paint brushes! I love doing them! This one is available for $450.

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"Angry Hannah"
"Angry Hannah"

These are so fun! Custom portraits of your loved ones with silly expressions on paint brushes! I love doing them! Starting at $350.

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"Self Portrait" on a brush!
"Self Portrait" on a brush!

These are so fun! Custom portraits of your loved ones with silly expressions on paint brushes! I love doing them! Starting at $350.

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"Bill Surprised" on a Brush!
"Bill Surprised" on a Brush!

These are so fun! Custom portraits of your loved ones with silly expressions on paint brushes! I love doing them! Starting at $350.

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Miniature Pendant Portrait
Miniature Pendant Portrait

This pendant comes in a few sizes. This is the smallest of them. This beautiful pendant can house a custom portrait of your loved one or furry family member! Contact Barbara for a quote.

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Samples of vintage framing.
Samples of vintage framing.

I have a large collection of vintage miniature frames. We can work together to choose the best one for your commissioned portrait.

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"Finger Food"
"Finger Food"

This is my grandbaby George! Wouldn't you love a portrait of your baby too! Miniature Portrait in oil on Board. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait. Image size: 2" x 2 1/2" Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"You Have My Attention" Egg Tempera Miniature
"You Have My Attention" Egg Tempera Miniature

An example of a miniature portrait painted with Egg Tempera. The medium is more "matte" than shinny like an oil painting. These paintings may have a more painterly or impressionistic look to them. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Dessert Denied" Miniature Portrait in Oil
"Dessert Denied" Miniature Portrait in Oil

Do you have a photo of your little one that is just to cute! Sometimes it's just the expression that captures the feeling. Sometimes the photo has other things going on that you wish weren't in it. I can turn that photo into a wonderful painting for you! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Master Miniaturist: Mary Grady O'Brien" Miniature Portrait in Oil
"Master Miniaturist: Mary Grady O'Brien" Miniature Portrait in Oil

Do you have a photo of your little one that is just to cute! Sometimes it's just the expression that captures the feeling. Sometimes the photo has other things going on that you wish weren't in it. I can turn that photo into a wonderful painting for you! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Crimson Chapeau"
"Crimson Chapeau"

This lovely young lady is a student of mine and the sister of the subject "Blue Bonnet." I've done several paintings of my students in vintage hats & blouses. Oil on Ivorine. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Blue Bonnet" -
"Blue Bonnet" -

Another adorable student! Oil on Ivorine Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"David with Bandanna" Digital Portrait
"David with Bandanna" Digital Portrait

This is an example of a digital portrait drawn from a live sitting. This is done on the IPad. If you sit there, I will draw you. This option is more affordable because I have to draw it fast and the likeness may not be perfect like a painting done from a photograph. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Augie"Miniature Pet Portrait in Oil
"Augie"Miniature Pet Portrait in Oil

Your favorite family members in a painting! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Little Tiger in the Tree" Miniature Oil Painting.
"Little Tiger in the Tree" Miniature Oil Painting.

Your favorite family members in a painting! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Easter Bonnet" Miniature Portrait in Oil
"Easter Bonnet" Miniature Portrait in Oil

This lovely young lady is another student of mine. I've done several paintings of my students in vintage hats & blouses. Oil on Ivorine. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Easter Bonnet" Scale Reference
"Easter Bonnet" Scale Reference

This shows you exactly how small some of my miniature portraits are!

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"Bill" Miniature Oil Painting , 1 1/2" x 2"
"Bill" Miniature Oil Painting , 1 1/2" x 2"

At last, I've painted my sweet husband Bill. Took me long enough! Needless to say, I'm keeping him! Oil on Vellum. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Mirror, Mirror"
"Mirror, Mirror"

A woman looking into a mirror. A very intimate portrait. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Rainbows on the Beach"
"Rainbows on the Beach"

Wouldn't you love a custom portrait of your own child playing on the beach? This piece is still available! Oil on Board. Framed in a miniature hardwood frame & floating in a larger frame. Ready to hang on your wall. It's kind of large for a miniature room but if it's a grand modern room it can work! Original: $750. Framed Print: $28.00 Image Size: 3" x 4"

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Dirk & Mojo 18"x24"
Dirk & Mojo 18"x24"

A fun portrait recognizing the bond between a man and his dog. Full size. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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Dress-Up Time
Dress-Up Time

This young lady looks like she has a little attitude! I'm very happy with the way this piece turned out. Oil on Polymin. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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Woman w/ Fuschia Scarf
Woman w/ Fuschia Scarf

A classic beauty with grey eyes, draped in a fuschia colored scarf. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Emily" 2"x1"
"Emily" 2"x1"

Another one of my beautiful students! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Mr. & Mrs. Reeves"
"Mr. & Mrs. Reeves"

Reenactors may be interested in a Custom portrait fitted to a vintage frame. Miniature Portrait in oil on Ivorine. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait. Image size: 3 3/4" x 3 1/8" Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait and photos of my vintage frame collection.

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"Hope" Miniature Portrait in Oil
"Hope" Miniature Portrait in Oil

This was an engagement gift to the Bride! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Portrait of the Artist" Miniature Portrait in Oil
"Portrait of the Artist" Miniature Portrait in Oil

People have asked for a self portrait so I thought I'd better do it before I got too old and wrinkly. Of course an artist has the license to improve a bit. This is my ultimate glamour mode. I'll have to do one that is a bit more like I am every day (with the glasses).

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Dave the Chef Life Drawing in Pastel
Dave the Chef Life Drawing in Pastel

An example of a portrait from life. If you actually sit for me it will cost you less for a portrait then if I did it from a photo. Depending on how long you are willing to hold still. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Edna" Digital Portrait
"Edna" Digital Portrait

I drew this on my Ipad from a live model! A digital life drawing can be printed in many sizes and multiples. If you actually sit for me it will cost you less for a portrait then if I did it from a photo. Depending on how long you are willing to hold still. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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Chestnut Mare Miniature Portrait
Chestnut Mare Miniature Portrait

Some of our loved ones have fur! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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Pushkin & Candy Miniature Portrait
Pushkin & Candy Miniature Portrait

Your favorite family members in a painting! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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Pet Portrait
Pet Portrait

Sometimes the loved one is a pet! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Anthony" Portrait in Oil
"Anthony" Portrait in Oil

This is an example of a portrait painted from a live sitting. If you sit there, I will paint you. This option is more affordable because I have to paint it fast and the likeness may not be perfect like a painting done from a photograph. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait. This painting is available to purchase! $125.

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Pet Portrait
Pet Portrait

Another beloved doggy! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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Portrait of Luc 8"x10"
Portrait of Luc 8"x10"

This one isn't a miniature! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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Pet Portrait 8"x10"
Pet Portrait 8"x10"

Capture your sweet pet in a beautiful oil painting! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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Pooh & Pa 18"x24"
Pooh & Pa 18"x24"

A tribute to a favorite family pet. Oil on 18"x24" canvas. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Mary Lee in London"
"Mary Lee in London"

Miniature oil painting, commissioned for a birthday gift, this is from one of their vacation shots in London. What a thoughtful, one of kind gift! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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"Ernie" 2 1/2"x3"
"Ernie" 2 1/2"x3"

A very handsome gentleman! This was an anniversary gift! Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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Rachel
Rachel

This is another example of my full size portraiture done in oil. Rachel shows off her big smile. Please contact me for a quote on a custom portrait.

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Rachel and her portrait
Rachel and her portrait

This is a photo of Rachel holding the portrait of her that I did. As you can see the resemblance is remarkable. Her mom was very happy with the painting.

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