What do you want your portrait to say?

Each portrait subject is unique, and based on my years of experience serving my clients, I understand exactly what questions to ask in order to insure the best possible outcome. Most people seeking a portrait artist may lack the proper terminology to express precisely what they want. Over my forty plus years as a professional artist, I've developed an intuitive sense of getting to the heart of my their needs and pride myself on being able to not only meet but greatly exceed their expectations.

- Marvin Mattelson

Every portrait painting that Marvin creates serves a distinct and appropriate purpose. Portraits can range from very casual depictions of a spirited child to highly formal institutional acknowledgement of a noteworthy career achievement. A portrait serves as the ultimate gift, one that will be cherished forever.

Whether you are very clear about what you are looking for, or uncertain as to which approach is right for you, Marvin's vast experience will allow him to guide you on the best possible path forward.

In addition to representing the appearance and essence of the sitter, every portrait painting makes a statement. What story would you like your portrait to conveyl?

A well crafted portrait will last for centuries. Consider carefully what you want your portrait to say about the person being depicted. Where will it hang and what size should it be? How much of the subject do you want to include? Are there certain elements you'd like depicted? Should the subject's wardrobe be formal or informal, do you want any personal items included, or is there a particular location you want for the background?

Each portrait subject is unique, and based on my years of experience serving my clients, I understand exactly what questions to ask in order to insure the best possible outcome. Most people seeking a portrait artist may lack the proper terminology to express precisely what they want. Over my forty plus years as a professional artist, I've developed an intuitive sense of getting to the heart of my their needs and pride myself on being able to not only meet but greatly exceed their expectations.

- Marvin Mattelson

If you're uncertain, Marvin will be more than happy to guide you through the process of choosing the elements that will make your portrait noteworthy and unique. Please fill out a contact form to initiate the creation of your beautiful portrait.