Are you interested in a custom portrait or pet portrait? We now work with artist Emily Wilson to bring you the best in custom portraiture. Read below for all of the details and examples of past portraits. If you have any other questions, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.
First, you may choose the style of work you would like (charcoal or soft pastel). Next, we will work together to gather 2-3 images to send to Emily. Any adjustments to the photo (shirt color changed, hair is too crazy, etc.) must be noted before the artist begins working. Emily loves to learn about the personality of the people or pets so that she can encapsulate that emotion into the piece. We will then pick a background color together, or you can opt to have the artist choose what will look best. Once a 50% deposit and contract is signed, the artist will begin to work on the piece.
Emily will work on the piece and allows for one round of minor adjustments. The pieces are then finished with a fixative to prevent smudging.
Emily recommends framing the work in glass with space between the glass and the artwork. This ensures the safety and longevity of the piece.
Soft Pastel Portrait/Soft Pastel Pet Portrait
9x12 inches $625
11x14 inches $825
16x20 inches $1600
Charcoal Portrait/Charcoal Pet Portrait
9x12 inches $500
11x14 inches $700
16x20 inches $1300
Timeline: Please allow 6-8 weeks for a piece to be completed.
Emily received her BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2018, where she discovered her love for charcoal and soft pastels. While heavily influenced by figurative realism, Emily’s style is unique with its focus on contrast. Studying light’s intimate relationship with shadow brings her joy as an artist, a feeling that shines through in her work.
Emily is forever learning about her artistic style and expression. From the time she could hold a pencil, it was apparent Emily had an inclination towards the arts. As a child, she would take the tops of tissue boxes with an oval opening to “frame” her work and hang around her home. While the materials have changed and the frames have become sturdier, she still has that same child-like excitement when seeing her work completed.
Top Left: Girl pastel portrait, 9x12, Top Right: Charcoal pup grey background, 11x14, Bottom Left: Charcoal pup black background, 16x20, Bottom Right: Boy pastel portrait, 11x14
Interested in learning more or ordering your first custom piece? Contact us below with the subject "Custom Portrait".