Oil Paintings capturing energy and personality


Commission Process 

  1. Portraits can be created based on photos or a studio visit
  2. A $50 deposit holds your spot in my queue
  3. Choose and discuss the portrait size, pose, and color scheme
  4. Review up to two layout sketches (yours to keep - bonus!)
  5. Studio unveiling with all your important people or shipping for an additional cost

Sarah Thornton

My oil painting technique derives from my training in vertebrate biology and my love for color theory. I hand draw the subject on the canvas with precision then alter that realism with colors that evoke shadows, fur color, or have no basis in reality.  My process is very low tech: Lots of practice, a dash of obsession, and access to art materials


Meaningful, colorful, and joyful