About Us

Hello & Welcome to Portraits from Photos!

A small but talented online art studio that hand paints beautiful oil portraits from your photos.

Portraits from Photos was founded in 2007 in London and has been painting beautiful oil portraits of families, children, animals and ancestral portraits for people ever since.

Talented artists matched with brilliant customer service makes Portraits from Photos the perfect online art studio to paint your portraits for you. As long as you have clear photos showing us what you want, we’ll be able to paint a beautiful oil portrait for you.

Every portrait that you commission with our portrait artists is completely custom-made. Meaning, not only can we paint your portrait to any dimensions that you need, very handy if you have an old frame that you wish to re-use or have a specific area that you want to fill but if you wish, you can also have complete control in how you want your portrait to be painted. If you have ideas on how you would like the background to be painted for example and in what colours, please tell us. We’re really happy to listen to any of your ideas..

Our Core Members

Apart from our 5 portrait artists, Portraits from Photos is run by 4 members.
Tim Bertram
Tim Bertram


If you want to discuss an idea for a portrait, Tim is the man you'll be talking to and will be supervising your project from start to completion.

Anouska Bertram
Anouska Bertram

Marketing Director

Anouska is responsible for online marketing and website enquires.


Graphic Designer

If you want your portrait artist to work from a lot of different photos, sometimes it's best to get a mock up done in photoshop to show your artist what you have in mind. Vlatko is the man that prepares a visual brief should you require it.

Sarah Palmer
Sarah Palmer

Postage & Packaging

Sarah thankfully helps us out with making sure all your portraits are beautifully wrapped and packaged securly

Why Portraits from Photos

Online Proofing

Once we’ve finished painting your portrait, we will send you a high resolution photo of your oil portrait for your approval.


If you would like your artist to make slight amendments to your portrait once you’ve seen it, then please just ask, we want you to be delighted with it.

Mock Up Service

If you require it (usually if you want us to work from lots of photos) our graphic designer can prepare a mock-up for you and your artist.


Free World Delivery

We hate delivery charges as much as you do, so we won’t charge you a thing for it.

Brilliant Customer Service

Tim’s on hand if ever you need to ask a question. He’ll supervise the progress of your painting and give you a date of when your portrait will be ready.

Choose your own Artist

See a portrait that you like? We’ll get the same artist to paint yours!

The Process - How it Works


    Black and white portraits

    1. Email or upload your photo(s) that you would like your portrait artist to work from with an idea of size and choose how your would like your portrait to be painted. ie. with a studio background, realist, painterly style. You can see our styles here – Portrait Styles

  • 2. Once we’ve gone over all your requirements with you and you’re happy with us to start, we’ll begin your painting. We do ask you to pay a 50% deposit at this stage. Tim will also give you a date of when your portrait will be ready.


  • war oil portraits3.  Once we’ve completed your oil portrait we will email you a high-resolution photo of your painting for your approval and should you wish your portrait artist to make any slight amendments (within reason) then please just ask. We want you to be thrilled with your oil portrait.

  • 4. Final step – Once you’ve approved you portrait, we’ll ask you to settle the balance. When the oils have sufficiently dried we will then securely deliver your oil painting to you and give you a tracking number..

  • We can offer you a mock up service

    Meaning if we're working from lots of different photographs, and you're not sure how your portrait will look. Our graphic designer can prepare a visual mock up for you using photoshop, so you'll be able to see exactly how the composition will look beforehand.
  • We paint high quality superior portraits that you will be proud to display

  • Reliable, Creative and Affordable!

What our clients say

  • "Thanks, Looks Great!"

    Mr H Goodman
  • "Hi Tim, Painting has arrived safely and looks fabulous so many thanks. My daughter won't see it for a while as she's just gone on holiday today! She doesn't even know about it yet so will get a lovely surprise when she returns. Flinty was such a special chap and you have really done him justice. Thanks again!"

    Margaret Goodwin
  • "Thank you, it's perfect. It arrived safe and sound and was very well received."

    Ms C Reeds
  • "Wow! I am bowled over. That is just brilliant. Please congratulate the artist on a remarkable effort. It is so true to life I almost felt the old boy was back with me again. His mischievous twinkly grin has been so well captured. This is just perfect".

    Mr L Brass
Portraits from Photos is a small online art studio made up of 5 extremely talented portrait artists. Based in London, but we do deliver world wide.
  • 11 Westville Rd, London, W12 9BB, UK 
  • +44 (0)20 8354 1818
  • hello@portraitsfromphotos.net
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