Commission A Portrait

Planning Your Portrait

Custom Portrait Example Portrait

If you are interested in having a portrait painted, please feel free to come into the shop to discuss your options. If you have a busy schedule please feel free to contact us.

All portraits are painted from an existing picture. Once the picture is provided we will then submit it to our artist to ensure that it meets with thier approval. No formal sitting required for the portrait.

The entire process will take approximately 3 to 4 weeks from start to finish. If there is a special date you would like the portrait for (ie. Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, etc.) please let us know and we will attempt to accommodate your request. Your portrait time on the artist's calendar is reserved once your deposit is received.


All portraits are painted on canvas using oil paints.


The dimensions of each painting will be determined by both yourself and the artist. The price of the portrait will depend on the number of individuals to be in the portrait and the final dimensions.

A deposit of 50% of the total is required before the portrait is started. The remainder is due when you receive the completed painting.


Owner and operator Mario Brideau has been providing the highest quality of archival framing in Saint John for over 15 years. During those years he has framed many thousands of works of art with conservation and preservation in mind. He will be happy to assist you in choosing the right frame to meet the needs of your portrait.

Please note that framing is an additional cost and is not included in the overall price of your portrait


Custom Portrait Portrait based from photograph on the left

Custom Portrait Portrait based from photograph on the left