About Our Portraits
In order to create your portrait, we must work from a photo that shows - at the very least - basic facial features. Most ancestor photos are black-and-white, and that's fine! Do try, however, to provide a picture that is in focus and offers a relatively detailed view of your ancestor's face.
For more specifics on photo requirements and our portrait process, read our complete AncestorArtist.com guidelines.
Standard-sized finished portraits are 9" by 12". They are sprayed with a fixative but this will NOT protect pastel portraits completely. Upon receipt of your portrait it is strongly recommended that you have it framed to protect it for years to come. Additionally, choose a place to display your portrait that never receives direct sunlight. (This is true of all art, not just pastels.)
Typical turnaround is two to three weeks, however, longer wait times are possible due to holidays and other factors. We will provide a more precise delivery date when you place your order.
Payment for all portrait orders is due in advance. The fee is $135 per single-subject 9" x 12" portrait. This price includes sales tax and shipping in the U.S. (Larger sizes are available and are priced on an individual basis. Use the contact form or Facebook Messenger below to inquire.)
To order, please use the PayPal "buy now" button on this page (which facilitates debit and credit card payments, even if you don't have a PayPal account.)