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My Custom Portrait Paintings are meticulously crafted by hand to provide you with a beautiful and lasting commemorative piece. Whether you're looking for a family portrait, couple portrait, or a wedding portrait, my paintings are created with the utmost attention to detail. Each painting is unique and one of a kind, making it an incredibly sentimental and personal keepsake. Trust us to turn your cherished memories into a work of art that will be treasured for years to come.

A traditional oil painting, painted on stretched canvas with top of the range Michael Harding Oils and Mediums. My custom portraits are created with love and attention to detail, capturing unique personality and spirit through every piece.


Please make sure that you have filled in the commissions form to confirm your contact details and specific requests for the custom portrait. There you will have submitted your photos that will be used as reference for your painting. 


Please be advised that by ordering a commissioned work by Melina Maree Art, you are aggreeing to commission terms and conditions, fully listed here.


A digital mockup of the composition and colour study will be sent to you via email to confirm that you are happy with the composition of the painting before my work commences. 

While wait times will vary dependant on the amount of orders I have, typical process times from sketch approval are listed below:


Approximate Time Frames:

Traditional Oil Painting (Stretched Canvas) - Painting may take up to 6 weeks from commencement, to allow time for the oil paint to dry between layers, varnishing and full dry time to allow for safe shipping and handeling. 


For pieces that require faster turn around time, either a combination of acrylic and oil, or acrylic will be used instead. Acrylic used is high-quality, lightfast paint from top of the range brand, Golden Acrylics. The quality and longevity of the piece in not effected whatsoever, and the difference is virtually imperceptable.  

Custom Portrait Paintings

    • If you have a date that you need the commission completed  by, please notify me of this within your commission form submission, and I will be in contact to let you know if I can accommodate this (I usually can), otherwise you can contact me directly at to enquire on availability and wait times.
    • All deliveries for original traditional paintings are sent through a trusted delivery service, DPD for UK domestic and international delivery. 
    • Although every care is taken into ensuring your painting reaches you in time and at the best price, delivery delays, as well as any international taxes, duties or customs charges are not covered by Melina Maree Art, and are the customer's responsibility. 
    • Please note, once the colour study and initial sketch have been approved, commissions are non-refundable.
    • If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the final proof, I am more than happy to make any small changes that you request, free of charge, up to 3 times before finalising the painting process. I want to make sure that you absolutely love your painting!
    • If there is a major change that you would like to make, and this request was not specified at the time of making your order, additional work to make major changes may be subject to an additional revision fee, and will be calculated at the artist's discretion, based on the complexity of the requested revision/s. 
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