Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Genuine European Portraits Review

 “That is STUNNING”, the first words out of my mouth as we unwrapped Shiloh’s portrait from Genuine European Portraits. I just stood there, mouth agape in amazement of the beauty of it!
 As soon as I saw Shiloh’s print it brought to mind a portrait of my Great Grandmother in her youth. It is a drawn, treasured heirloom that still graces the wall of my Grandparents home today.

 This is the photo that I sent to Genuine European Portraits of my 7 year old.

  The artists are able to take a simple photo and transform it into a treasured heirloom.

There is something unique about a hand drawn portrait of a loved one versus the photos of today; A softer touch, a capturing of a person that only an artist can detect and draw.
It is a nice clean sketch that jumps off the page at its realistic qualities, almost as if looking through a window rather than at a portrait. 

Our only daughter among 5 brothers, Shiloh was the perfect choice for our review portrait. Daddy’s little girl, a beautiful gift for her Father this Father’s Day. 

The artist captures each detail so wonderfully from eye lashes to softening her hair!

Signed by the artist and you can look them up on the website to learn more about their art and career. Each piece comes with a bio of the artist as well. Each is a gifted artist that takes the time and diligence to create your heirloom portrait.

The great change with new technology is the model doesn’t have to sit for hours on end while the portrait is drawn? Can you imagine your little ones being able to sit still?? Not mine! The artist can work from a couple photographs and create a portrait that looks as if your child did indeed sit for hours on end! 

This is a perfect gift not only for Father’s Day as that approaches, but for

*Anniversary:  have your favorite wedding photo captured in drawing, or a wedding anniversary
*Grandparents:  honor them with a photo of their young family as a memory, or a recent one of your family.
* Pet owner; what about your daughter’s favorite horse, or son’s long loved dog
*Graduation; drawing of the student as a child or in cap in gown
*Loved one passing: keep their memory alive with a beautifully captured heirloom
*Birth; forever hold that precious infant in sight
 The list of ideas is endless! The quality is superb and breath taking!

I can visualize a wall in my home lined with a portrait of each of my children, a moment captured in time to pass on to the future generations. 

Genuine European Portraits is sponsoring the Super Dad Blog Event June 2-10

Be sure to stop by then for your chance to win a 16 x 19 Framed Portrait! 
Can't wait? (I wouldn't be able to !!) Visit Portraits.Org and get your portrait ordered today! 
If you order a portrait and are drawn the as the winner, Genuine European Portraits will refund your payment!

Visit Genuine European Portraits at their Facebook page and let them know what you think of their artistry!

I received a portrait from Genuine European Portraits in exchange for an honest review. All opinion expressed herein are solely my own and not influenced by the company in any way. 


  1. I am SO entering to win this! I would love something drawn of my hubby and I!

  2. This is so BEAUTIFUL!! I would love one!!

  3. That is amazing! Can't wait for the event to begin!

  4. Great portrait! Can't wait to enter!
    Joy H

  5. That is absolutely gorgeous!

  6. This is so cool! I would love to have a portrait of my youngest son as a baby!

  7. Stunning is right! That is such a pretty picture of your daughter.

  8. Wow that is amazing!! Great picture.

  9. Oh how great is that! Amazing! So talented! What a beautiful drawing to keep for years and years!

  10. these are beautiful. I can't wait to get one of my kids.

    heatherwhitford at ymail dot com

    heather abbe

  11. this is really cool. I would love to do this of my grandparents who passed. my son is named for my grandfather and my 3 week old daughter is named for his wife, my grandmother, who passed in january. i would put this near their room.

  12. wow that is great that is some kind like my little sister used to do when she was youndger wow i love to have my grand son done

  13. It is absolutely amazing how precise their drawings are. I am most definitely impressed.
    Tracy Awalt Juliano

  14. this is truly unique and timeless present for anyone

  15. I love hand drawn works of art. these are so pretty and this is truly a timeless piece.

  16. I would love to have one of these done of my two children before they get any older. This is definitely a keepsake worth having. Thanks!

  17. Oh wow what great work. I would love to surprise my husband with a portrait of the two of us. These would make great wedding and anniversary gifts too. Thanks for the review and bringing this company to our attention.


  18. The artists are very talented. The picture of your daughter is beautiful. Maybe someday I will save enough money to have a picture of my mom done that would be a unique gift.


  19. these are absolutely beautiful! the detail is amazing!

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  20. I love to know there are people out there that do this. I will definitely get one done of me and my family. Hope I win too

  21. I love this and I'm sure my husband would love this too! I like that (per the website) you can add multiple people to a drawing with just multiple photos!
    (toocaringforyou22 (at)yahoo (dot) com)

  22. I've always wanted one of these portraits done and this is my chance, thanks so much! Plus, I love how they describe how they create the portraits, and they do fine work as well! Thanks for the review!

    Julie KarmaBjerga BodhiDrum - karmabodhi80(at)gmail(dot)com

  23. Betsy Barnes

    They do an amazing job, so beautiful :)

  24. So neat! I love this. Very beautifully rendered.


  25. Elegant look. I really liked ur daughter's portrait.So sweet.