Custom Watercolor and Pencil Portraits

Group watercolor portrait by Sara Drescher

Group watercolor portrait by Sara Drescher

Sara creates an expression of a parent’s unconditional love in her portraits.  She strives to capture the likeness and personality of her subject.  

Custom portraits are become instant heirlooms for your family.  These portraits make amazing gifts for family members and get passed down in the family.  What is better than the likeness of a loved one turned into a piece of original art! 

I look forward to helping you create a lasting memory for your family!  I work from photographs so the process is very easy on my subjects!

Watercolor Portraits start at $299 for a single subject.  See below for more prices.

Watercolor Portraits start at $299 for a single subject.  See below for more prices.

Pencil Portraits start at $199 for a single subject.  See below for more prices.

Pencil Portraits start at $199 for a single subject.  See below for more prices.

Pet Portraits are available in acrylic(seen here), watercolor, and pencil.  Pricing below.

Pet Portraits are available in acrylic(seen here), watercolor, and pencil.  Pricing below.

Basic Portrait Prices

Prices are based on the size and the number of subjects.  A deposit of 30-50% is required and payment in full upon completion.

*I am happy to provide a digital photograph of your portrait and release form for you to make a custom Christmas card or make prints for your family members!  Just ask!*

Basic Prices:
Watercolor 11×14 $299/person plus tax if applicable
Pencil 11×14 $199/person plus tax if applicable

  • I charge an extra $100 flat fee per two subjects to do group portraits.  My limit is 4 subjects per portrait.  Group portraits are large format and much more difficult to execute.  Group portraits will be created on 22×28 size paper.
  • Simple backgrounds ( i.e. white, one color, or a color fade) are included, of course!
    Complicated backgrounds are $50-$100 more per subject depending on the request.
  • Larger sizes for portraits depends on the size.  Please ask for quotes.
  • Extra charges for full body portraits or other special requests start at $50

I will be happy to discuss larger sizes or special requests depending on the project.

I am happy to give you the rights to make your portrait into small reproductions, or holiday cards for family.  

I like to work from photographs for the convenience of my clients in this busy world.  I prefer to take my own photos, if possible, to get the chance to meet my subject and get the lighting just right.  However, that is not always possible due to distance or the fact that some of my subjects have already left this world.  If I am working from your photos, please email me the highest resolution photos possible so that I can create the best portrait for you!

To get started, please email me or call me to discuss what you would like.  Then, if I am not taking the photos, email me the highest resolution photos possible.

Pet Portrait Prices:

The animals in our lives are precious parts of our families and deserve to be remembered with a custom pet portrait.  Whether your furry friend is still at your feet or has passed on, pet portraits are a treasured reminder of her presence in your life.

I work from photographs.  Please email me your pet’s photographs to get started on a custom pet portrait!

I charge $175 each for 11×14 pencil portraits of animals and $275 each for 11×14 watercolor portraits of animals.
*New* 10×10 acrylic on canvas pet portraits $175; 12×12 $250

 See the above for extra charges.

To get started, please email me or call me to discuss what you would like.  Then, if I am not taking the photos, email me the highest resolution photos possible.