How to Choose an Artist for Your Custom Portrait

How to Choose an Artist for Your Custom Portrait

Whether your youngest daughter is having her first baby or your parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, there is always a reason to celebrate with a commissioned piece of art. This is such an exciting time, because you are helping to create a family heirloom that will last for generations! Although exciting, this time can also feel a bit …

Artist Christina Carmel - How Much Does a Custom Portrait Cost

How Much Does a Custom Portrait Cost?

This question is asked over and over again across the internet because it is an important one. “How much does a custom portrait cost?”  Most people recognize the significance of a completely custom painting and portrait. They understand how priceless it is to give someone else or yourself a gift that will last not only a lifetime, but a lifetime …

Artist Christina Carmel - How to Choose an Inspiration Image for Your Custom Painting

How to Choose an Inspiration Image for Your Custom Painting

Whether you are commissioning a custom portrait for yourself or for someone you love, the most important consideration is finding a photo that truly exemplifies the subject’s personality. You are more likely to find the perfect inspiration photo when you squeal, “oh that is just so Annie”, more so than “wow, Annie looks beautiful in this photo”. The best portraits …