Photo Requirements and Tips

It’s best to use a digital photo or digital copy of a standard 6″ by 4″ photo or larger. Smaller sized photos may be used in some cases.

The picture should be clear and depict what you want in the final portrait (facial expression, clothing, gestures, etc.).

Photos that show some contrast (shadows or variations in color) tend to result in nicer portraits.

More than one photo can be combined into a single painting, in some cases. The photos should depict subjects of similar scale and lighting, if at all possible.

Unsure of what photos to use? Just email them to the artist for collaboration and assistance in deciding on the best portrait design.

Professional photos can be used if written or verbal permission has been obtained from the photographer. See order form for details.