Since 2015, Stephanie has been turning photographs into remarkably life-like paintings for clients around the world. Whether you're looking for a timeless keepsake of a precious family photo or want to have a custom portrait painted as a gift, Stephanie can bring your vision to life. 

Hand-Painted Portraits

Portrait Painting Commissions

The Process of commissioning a painting

The Process

Commissioning artwork is the process of hiring an artist to create a piece of art, based on the client's request. It is often and emotional and person investment, and hiring the right artist for the job is essential. Stephanie is a uniquely talented artist and can work with you to bring your vision to life on canvas.

Commissions are currently closed.

Commissions are currently closed. Please click the button below to contact Stephanie about your portrait order.

I understand that you may have tons of questions about the process of creating a painting from a photograph, and I am delighted to answer them. You might find the answers quickly in my FAQs, but if not, please email me directly at



Begin with a conversation with the artist, describing your vision for your painting. Stephanie is delighted to bring any subject to life on canvas, from family portraits to architectural pieces to pet portraits.

Select your favorite high quality reference photo, or scheduled a photoshoot to get the best shot. Your artist will require a very clear image to use as a reference for the painting.

Next, choose your desired canvas size and format, vertical or horizontal. Stephanie can help you make the best decision based on the space in which to hang your painting as well as the reference photo she'll be working with.

Once the plan is created, you will receive a contract and invoice to secure your spot on Stephanie's order list. Turn around times will vary, please feel free to reach out with questions!


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All artwork is the sole property of Stephanie T. Gaffney and Torregrossa Fine Art, Inc and is held under copyright.
The images, artwork and contents of this website may not be copied or used without the written permission of Stephanie T. Gaffney.

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