Custom Painted Stories

Capturing your memories & celebrations in a custom painting

I simply love painting personal stories. The spaces in which we live, work, and play are deeply personal and filled with unique and cherished memories…

Our spaces are part of our history and are filled with rich experiences of light, sound, weather, and memories of moments shared and people loved. Experiencing these places recreated in a painting not only captures a moment in time, it brings back a flood of associated feelings.

Perhaps a life event has brought back a meaningful memory – a home, a room, a place that is dear to you or that no longer exists. Or,  you have come across a family story that you wish to honour and celebrate.

I can help you capture these stories in a hand-crafted custom painting.

My hope is that you will look at your painted story and feel a sense of peace and wholeness. It is a way of honouring your story and bringing it with you. Your memories are unique to you and tell the story of your place in this world. They should be cherished, shared, and passed along.

Custom Painting Options

Custom House, Garden, or Location Portrait
A custom painting based on a specific photo
This is the perfect option if you have a specific photo you’d like made into a custom painting. I’m happy to change the season or weather, or make small additions/removals from the scene, as you wish. 

Fully Custom Painted Scene 
A custom painting created from stories and/or multiple photos
This is perfect if you have a subject in mind, but need to research or imagine missing pieces and combine various elements into a scene. Sometimes there are no photographs – for example of an historic building or place. I can work with you to capture your story in a custom painting.

Download the Getting Started Guide (PDF)

For a more detailed look at the process of crafting a custom painting, I walk through a project start-to-finish – from photos, through sketches, to shipping the finished artwork. 

Tell me your story

Having Your Own Painted Story

It can be so fulfilling to celebrate and cherish the unique experiences that make up your personal history and story. Having a painted story allows you to carry them with you, feeling grateful and filled with the good that came of these things. It also makes a heartfelt gift for someone special.

Download the Getting Started Guide

Words from Clients

The first time I saw the painting, I cried because part of my youth was captured in the artwork. I had a flood full of memories, it was as if I was rewinding time that had slipped away. Every time I look at it I can picture myself living and working there with my parents. I cherish it very much. Thank you. – Maria, Musca

You are creating both meaningful and cherished pieces of artwork that not only bring comfort and conjure up warm memories, but also an opportunity for one to grieve and hopefully mourn a personal loss… No question, you are making a difference. – Mary, three custom paintings of a family home