Eclectic Legacy oil portraits

preserving your cherished moments one brush stroke at a time

Gallery of Past Clients

.  Dont let the present slip by

A Family Heirloom Portrait is What Keeps Us Connected to Our Past.  It Reminds us Where we Came From.

Designing Your Legacy Portrait, . . .  

Each portrait piece is designed with the utmost careful detail in mind. I will meet with you, go over in detail what you have in mind and help you in each step of the way. I will take you on a journey , from your ideas, adding my creativity and then showing you exactly what size portrait will be right for your home decor.

 Custom Legacy Oils 

Starting at $4000

starting size,  20x30

Each commission is custom quoted.  Price is depended on design, location, framing and installation.    I am the one designing your session, photographing, and creating the all brush strokes making each piece into a painting.  Each piece is printed on canvas with added transparent glazes of oil for a rich illuminating feel.

A custom art piece represents "a pause in life" 

A child's portrait reminds your children that they are the center of your home. 

sisters-best friends for life-holding on to the light of life

30 x 40 Custom Oil Piece

Watching the girls see their portrait for the first time and seeing their eyes grow as big as saucers and growing grins as big as the cheshire cat was delightful!

Family Portrait 

50 x 40  canvas oil of  beloved grandparents

  Printed on Canvas , each piece is painted and professionally framed.  Custom art pieces are one of a kind and certainly will be treasured for a lifetime.  Become a caretaker of your family's heirloom for the next generation to love.

Fairy Princess

20 x 27  inch portrait in a gold frame

Our 'realities' are make-believe - whatever we make ourselves believe, we experience.             Jen Sincero

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Schedule a 30-minute free consultation.  517 627- 2159

About Me

Carol began her artistic endeavors as a watercolor artist, then later expanded her career to include professional photography. Carol earned the Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America in 2014. Her journey increased her passion for art, as she began combining photographs with digital painting techniques.

This process begins with a photograph, but evolves as digital brushstrokes are each carefully placed, blending pixels into textured strokes with painstaking detail. This technique may take several days to complete on a single image.

Carol finishes her work with traditional oils painted on top of the canvas image, adding texture, color and luminance. The technique involves multiple layers of  oil finished with a sealer.

The combination of these modern and classical techniques has led to the creation of Carol’s “Illuminating Oil” paintings.  Each piece is transformed into a painterly style of old world art.  In some portraits, Carol adds a touch of fantasy and others a more classical style.  Each image is created based on personal consultations with the client before the commission actually begins.  Carol’s studio is in Grand Ledge, Michigan.  She accepts commission works from around the world.