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I am looking for a portrait artist to paint my 8 year olds
portrait. I know she will not sit for this but would really
like her personality captured. Can this be done by a mere
photograph. If you have any experience with local artists I
would like to hear about it. They do need to be reasonable
as far as fee goes.
Barbara Lipson is a local artist who specializes in portraits of kids AND she
paints from photos so your daughter won't have to sit still. She did a family
portrait for me, so I'm not sure how much her single-kid portraits are, but I
bet she's pretty reasonable. Another plus: she's a mom herself, so she knows
what you're looking for and she understands kids. Her website is
I highly recommend Jeanne Carlson -- 415.482.8708. She did our two sons'
portraits using photographs and we are thrilled with them. I'd be happy to
send you photos if you like. Just email me directly.
We just had portraits of our kids done by Barbara Lipson, a local Berkeley
artist, and I could not be more pleased. She exceeded our expectations and
captured the personalities exceptionally well. I highly recommend her.
Check out her website at www.barbaralipson.com.
I'm looking for an artist to paint a portrait of my kids ... any updated recommendations
of local artists?
I don't know the name of the artist, but Argento Jewelry in Montclair
Village represents someone who does great portraits -- I think they're
watercolors -- that I always admire when I walk by. If you contact the
store (510-339-2525 or argentomontclair[at]hotmail.com) they could probably
give you more details.
I just had our family's portrait painted by Barbara Lipson, a artist here
in Berkeley. Our family portrait was full of fabulous Renaissance details
(she put us in a Botticelli setting), but she also paints classic
single-subject portraits, and she specializes in kids. You can see some of
her stuff at barbaralipson.com, but I suggest calling her (510-527-2782)
to see her whole portfolio. Her prices are way reasonable, too.
Friend of our family, amazing artist...she specializes in portraits,
especially of children. You can see her work on her website:
I can highly recommend a portrait artist. He isn't local, lives in
Colorado and works off of a photograph. He can send you beautiful
examples of his work. He is amazingly inexpensive because he is building
a portfolio but has been painting faces for years and is an accomplished
fine artist. I was very pleased. His name is Daniel and can be reached at
daniel[at]danielmagoon.com 719 431 3390
I would like to HIGHLY recommend Laurent Dareau as a portrait artist. I had him
paint individual portraits of my three children and couldn't be more thrilled
with the pieces. In fact, everyone who has looked at the paintings have
commented on how amazingly well he has captured the personality and true image
of my kids. He is just great.
He lives in L.A. but travels up to the bay area frequently for work, and is a
former portrait artist for the French Army and Foreign Legion.
You can view his website at: www.laurentdareau.com.
feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Looking for recommendations for an artist to paint my
children's portraits. The archive recommendations are a few
years old so I am hoping for an update. Also, if you can share
what sort of price range to expect to pay for various options,
I would appreciate it, so I know what I might be getting into.
I highly recommend Jeanne Carlson to do portraits of your
children. Though she works in pastel, her portraits are high
quality, frame-worthy, works of art. Several of my friends have
had portraits of their children done by her and everyone has
been quite pleased. Jeanne can send you samples of her work via
Jeanne Carlson, portrait artist = neighmoo AT comcast.net
Love my portrait!
To celebrate our daughter's first birthday, we were thinking of hiring an
artist to do a portrait. I was thinking of a charchoal drawing and my
partner had a painting in mind. We were wondering if anyone can recommend
an artist they have used for a child's portrait. & /or any tips on finding
For the people who were interested in portraits, my friend Nancy Vachani
might be able to help you. She has been doing this for years, and has some
wonderful portraits of her children decorating her house. Check out her
website for more information:
My mother, Cynthia Kelly, is a portrait artist in Berkeley.
She has only been doing portraits for a couple of years,
so her prices are quite reasonable. She does watercolors,
pencil and oil paintings. She belongs to an Association
of Portrait Artists. You can contact her at 510-848-1277
or by email ckelly AT california DOT com. She lives in Berkeley
and has a number of pieces that you can look at to get an
idea of her work.
I have two recommendations for those looking for a portrait artist. Both
are not located in California, but it would not matter if working from a
photograph anyway. One is an illustrator who did a charcoal/pencil drawing
of my husband and me for our wedding announcements that we just love, and we have had many compliments on it. Her name is Amy Bates and you can contact her at batesa AT umich DOT edu or see her website at www.amybates.com. The other recommendation is for Anne Hammond. She is a portrait artist who works with a few different mediums, but specifically likes doing portraits of children. You can contact her at anneartist AT yahoo DOT com.
I can recommend Lisa Evans portrait studio in Lafayette.
She takes amazing photos which can be printed on canvas and painted to look
like potraits. She also does or "pencil sketches" of black and white or
sepia photos, depending on what you want. Be sure to ask about prices
before going in for a sitting. Some may find her pricey, but her work is
My friend, Phoebe Ackley, is an artist & community activist. I've
seen some beautiful portraits she has done from photos (an added
bonus if you want a portrait of a squirmy wormy young one!) You
can contact her at aphoebe AT pcmagic DOT net
I want to recommend my cousin, Gradiva Cousin, who is a wonderful portrait
artist. Check out samples on her website: http://www.gradiva.com/
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