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Aidan Casey

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Memorial Portraits | Honor the Legacies of Loved Ones Through Art

In the past, only the wealthy and famed were lucky enough to have a memorial portrait of themselves commissioned. Paintru’s mission is to combat the exclusivity of the art world and make custom fine art accessible to all of us. One great way we accomplish this is by helping customers pay tribute to their loved ones with a custom hand-painted memorial painting.

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The Paintru Custom Art Gift Guide–Memorable Gifts Sure to Impress

Giving a meaningful and memorable gift can be a trying task, but it doesn’t have to be! By turning photos into custom paintings, Paintru makes it simple to discover creative gifts, perfect for everyone on your list and, for every occasion. At Paintru our artists help you create beautiful custom artwork that makes for an incredibly personal and creative gift that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Take a look at our 2021 gift guide and get ready to take credit as an exceptional gift giver this holiday season and beyond.

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An Artistic Ode to Summer–Turn Travel Photos Into Incredible Paintings

And here we find ourselves again, in the transition of summer to fall. Travel landscapes are some of our favorite projects here at Paintru, we wanted to share a few of our favorite commissions as an artistic "Ode to Summer" from Paintru, to you.

Paintru artists can turn customers' travel memories and photos into a painting, making it so simple to create hand-painted works of art not only as an incredible way to keep your memories alive but also the perfect elevated home decor.

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Wedding Gift Ideas For Every Type of Couple

What makes the best wedding gift? A gift that is meaningful, special, and something your giftee will cherish during their years together. Taking these into consideration, we have to say that Paintru custom artwork is the perfect wedding gift for any couple.

With so many choices to make, which type of artwork will be the perfect gift for the lucky couple(s) on your list? We've created a guide to help you find the perfect wedding gift idea with 9 types of wedding artwork for near every couple celebrating union.

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The History of Portraiture: A Paintru Guide

The history of portraiture is inextricably wrapped in everything it means to be human. The portrayal of a person - or people - has, for millennia, acted as political propaganda, shaped religious and social beliefs, and fostered collective opinion and imagination among communities.

How a person is portrayed is as important as the who: think of Alexander the Great and you will be hard-pressed to picture anything but heroic, leonine hair and a serene expression evocative of Golden Age Greece. It was carefully planned artistic rendering, as well as an astute awareness of the history of Hellenistic art, that transformed Alexander from leader of men to demi-god.

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Turn Your #travelgram into Art

Karl Lagerfeld once said, “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” It’s no secret that this is where the pull of Instagram lies.

Whether you are an avid photo poster or not, the attraction of curating images of your best moments is obvious. Studies of the most popular hashtags show that Travel is a stalwart topic: #travel, #travelgram, #instatravel, #wanderlust consistently hit the top of user lists, out-shined only by Design and Food, and outperforming Fitness and Inspiration.

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Home Sweet Home: The Joy of House Portraiture

A painting of a house can be a powerful thing. Homes are where memories are made, relationships are forged, and celebrations occur. Our homes are more to us than just bricks and mortar: those walls have witnessed a myriad of life’s precious moments.

It is easy to see why houses and buildings have for so long enjoyed a special place in the history of art and commissioning. House portraiture brings the personal story of a home to the forefront, allowing artists and homeowners to express the often deep and emotional pull that we as humans feel towards the buildings we inhabit.

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