Ordering a Custom Family Tree Painting

Frequently Asked Questions:

Family portrait painting from photos done in the style of family tree paintings

Examples of custom family trees painted as a surprise gift for parents’ 50th wedding anniversary

How do I order a custom family tree?

To order please go to the Shop and pick a family tree that suits your needs (your budget, number of people, painting size, etc.).

After you’ve placed your order, email the artist (at artnsus@gmail.com) a high resolution photo(s) of each person in your family to be painted as a portrait.  Please also include a short description of each family member’s personality, profession, hobbies or whatever else you think describes him/her best. For more information about what the artist needs to achieve the best results please refer to the: Ordering Steps blog post.  Please don’t hesitate to contact the artist with any questions you might have.

I would like to order a custom size painting. Is that possible?

If you can’t find a family tree painting in a size you’re looking for in the Family Tree Shop please contact the artist.  Custom sizes ARE available upon request. Please note that the artist needs to custom-order paper for watercolor paintings larger than 22X30, which means a painting might take just a bit more time to be completed.

Would my family members look like themselves in the painting?

Absolutely. Every person depicted in your family tree as a portrait will look like his/her photos.  So make sure to select photos that are a good representation of the way the person looks like in real life.


What makes you different from your competitors?

While most similar art services create custom family trees paintings with the names of the family members and/or a little portrait of each person there is not much personality in most of these paintings.  Plus, oftentimes the likeness to the subjects is vague at best.

“Family Tree for you” offers fully-customized family tree paintings.  The artwork includes full body portraits of everyone in your family that reflect BOTH each person’s likeness and personality.  Another significant difference between me and my competitors is that I offer money back if you’re not happy with the final result.

What's your average turnaround time for a family tree painting?

My project turnaround time could be anywhere from several days to several weeks.  It depends on the painting’s size, the number of family members to be painted, as well as on my work load at the time of your order.  Please note that the summer and Christmas seasons are the busiest for me. If your event is approaching soon, please contact the artist before placing your order to ensure the painting could be done on time.  If possible I recommend that my clients place their orders well in advance of the date of the special occasion they need the paintings by.

I live outside the United States, could I still order a family tree painting from you?

Absolutely. I have clients all over the world who order art from me.  I have shipped my family tree paintings without a single problem as far as Australia and South Africa. The only minor setback is that in certain countries, a painting might get stuck in customs for a few days.  To avoid getting your family tree later than the date you need it by, please make sure to order in advance.

What if I have ancestors I would like to include in my family tree painting, but I don't have their photos?

That’s not a problem. Your ancestors could still be included in your family tree as either names on leaves or tree roots, or in some other creative ways.

Are the shipping costs included in the price of the painting?

The prices are for the family tree paintings only. The shipping charges will be calculated once you enter your shipping address. If you’re in a country not listed as a place I ship to – please contact me, and we’ll figure out some alternative shipping method to get the painting to you.