Portraits by Brooke



Contemporary symbolism realism oil painting self portrait artist Brooke Walker-Knoblich


1. Fill-out the form at the bottom of this page and start collecting photos (if you have them). 


2. Respond to the email you receive from Brooke (at) Portraitsbybrooke.com and attach your photos.


3. Participate in exchange of ideas until size, price,

and image is agreed upon.


4. Make 50% deposit to start work. 


5. Receive photos and/or videos of painting in process

and make formal requests for changes as needed. 


6. Approve completed painting and pay final 50% of painting fee.


7. Art can be picked-up in Portland, OR. or shipped.





Capturing a family in a relaxed and candid dynamic gives a contemporary presence to Brooke's family portraiture oil paintings. She prefers to meet the family and interact in a natural environment, but can work from available photographs if travel is not possible.


Starting at $325

Custom portraits created on cradled birch wood panels and sealed with a protective, gloss varnish. 8x10" single bust portraits.


Additions of people, complex background scenes, including hands, clothing details, etc. increases the value of the painting.


$425 for 11x14"



"Portraits create a direct conduit to the heart. They connect us to our humanity through empathy and memory by honoring the people and animals we love."

~Brooke Walker-Knoblich

Celebration of Life 


Paintings that honor parents with personalized gifts for Mother's Day and Father's Day celebrations. Custom portraits of children capture the early years with love and tenderness. Order personalized paintings as birthday gifts for mom or as unique gift ideas for dad.


Newborn portrait paintings available as baby shower gifts. Certificates given for portrait paintings to be created after birth.



Remembering a loved one with an oil painting honors and celebrates their life and spirit. Memorial paintings can be created as bereavement gifts and remembrance gifts. They make unique sympathy gifts by helping in the grieving process to bring  beauty, joy, and color into our daily lives.

 The Commission Process

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Pricing Custom Art

Brooke Walker-Knoblich's original oil paintings are inspired by classical realism aesthetics. She studied the techniques of the Old Masters in ateliers in Paris, France and Florence, Italy and earned her BA in Studio Art from UCSD in 2005. Brooke is a full-time professional artist with years of experience painting portraits. Her work is held in private collections throughout the country and internationally. Brooke Walker-Knoblich is a contemporary American painter, currently living in Portland Oregon. 


Starting at $100

5x7" original oil sketch, unframed.


Brooke's sketches are created on yupo paper, a modern synthetic surface that holds oil paint beautifully. These paintings have a loose and energetic, impressionistic quality.


$150 sketch matted and framed to 8x10"


" I commissioned a painting of my daughter with Brooke. She did a fantastic job and the painting hangs in a prominent spot so it's always in sight. Couldn't be happier. She was easy to get ahold of and very responsive to any questions."  

~William H. Los Angeles,  California

"Brooke painted our dog "Doc" who recently passed away. She listened as I poured out the details of his life and how much he meant to our family. She captured the details and personality in his eyes with her painting. Incredible attention to detail and amazingly beautiful work. We all cried when we opened the painting and will be forever grateful... Thank you Brooke!" 

~Angela  H. Sacramento,  California

"Brooke is amazing. She worked with me over the course of several months to create a unique landscape painting of our family farm (including a 4-hour road trip out to see the farm.) I surprised my wife with the painting and it will be a part of our family for generations."   

~Chuck B., San Francisco,  California

"I commissioned a painting by Brooke for something very sentimental to me. She went above and beyond, exceeding my expectations in every way. This is clearly not just a job but a passion and it shows every step of the way. I highly recommend Brooke. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. "  

~John H. Pasadena,  Maryland


"A historically great painter. Mark my words."  ~Terry T., Aurora,  Illinois

"Without a doubt one of the most talented and focused artists I have ever had the pleasure to meet... she has the ability to represent the spirit of the subject of her work and inspires people both vsually and with her beautiful presence to view the familiar with new eyes."

~Cassie H., Sacramento, California


"One of the most exciting young artists of our day! Brooke's realist and classic style is reminisent of the greats of the Renaissance of Europe. I love following her work. Truly captivating, raw, and inspiring. Bravo!" 

~Jessica H., Grass Valley,  California

The Healing Power of Art



Creating a beautiful, loving environment that sparks joy and peace is essential for the healing process. Realism paintings create immediate and deep reactions that fill our hearts and minds with positive, connective energy. If you or a loved one is struggling with grief,  Brooke would be honored to create a painting of the subject most beloved.

In Memoriam Artworks


Brooke Walker-Knoblich paints for the non-profit organization Portrait Connection, whose mission connects artists with families of critically-ill children to deliver the healing power of art through the gift of a portrait painting. Brooke donates art several times a year and welcomes sponsorships for this important program.


Under $1000

This tier includes single portraits 18x24" or smaller painted on cradled birch wood panels and sealed with a protective, gloss varnish.


Additions of people, complex background scenes, including hands, clothing details, etc. may be included  in this budget range, but will be painted smaller, for example a 16x20" size.




Under $2000

This tier includes double portraits 18x24" or smaller or single, complex portraits 24x30" ~16x20" painted on cradled birch wood panels and sealed with a protective, gloss varnish. Family/small groups may also be included in this budget range as a smaller painting. Price depends on complexity.

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Love & Commitment


Celebrate an engagement, marriage, or  anniversary with a gift of custom art.


Brooke's wedding and bridal portraits capture the loving bond between two people and can be gifted as a certificate to be fulfilled after a ceremony. 


Commemorate a special anniversary with an heirloom oil painting for generations to remember and honor eternal love.

Family Portrait Paintings


Over $3000

This tier includes large-scale paintings 30x40" ~ 48x72" with full figures in complex scenery. They are painted with oils on cradled birch wood, varnished, and ready to hang. Their commanding size makes an impressive statment in any room.

Portrait Paintings by Brooke Walker-Knoblich

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Custom Art & Commissions

Brooke Walker-Knoblich paints custom oil portraits and fine art commissions to honor the special people and animals in our lives.


She offers a diverse range of sizes and price options to accommodate most budgets.


Custom paintings are collaborative in nature. Brooke keeps her clients involved with photos of works in process and invites feedback to make the best artwork possible.


To request a painting quote, fill-out the form to the left. Brooke will contact you to request photos and discuss your ideas.

Animal Lovers


Pets bring so much joy into the lives of the families that love them. Brooke's custom pet portraits capture the unique personalities of animals. They make beautiful memorial gifts to help in the grieving process and honor their memory.

Art in Healthcare

Brooke Walker-Knoblich's portrait painting was donated to the family through Portrait Connection.

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Mothers & Fathers


Starting at $800

Custom portraits created on cradled birch wood panels and sealed with a protective, gloss varnish. 16x20" single bust portraits.


Additions of people, complex background scenes, including hands, clothing details, etc. increases the value of the painting.




About the Artist

Custom Art & Commissions