Oil Painting Portraits
Brooke specializes in custom pet portraits and memorials, family portraits, wedding anniversaries, and other personalized gifts that are a celebration of life.
Her one-of-a-kind works of fine art are created using traditional oil painting techniques learned in Europe.
Brooke Walker-Knoblich is an american artist, currently living in Portland, OR.
Art shipped nationwide.
Celebration of Life
Baby portraits capture the fleeting moments of early childhood with love and tenderness. These paintings are often created to honor parents, with a mother's day gift or a father's day gift. Certificates also available for baby shower gifts so the painting can be created after the birth.
Remembering a loved one with an oil painting portrait 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
in 7 Easy Steps
Pricing Custom Art
This tier accomodates the lowest of budgets. These paintings are created on yupo paper and have a fresh, painterly quality. They do require framing before display, unlike the paintings created on cradled birch. Oil sketches start at $100 for 6 x 8."
Portraits with Personality
Brooke's portrait comissions capture the unique personality of a subject with a background scene that helps weaves a story about the character of a person. These paintings are more valuable than a portrait with a tonal colored background because of this complexity.
Custom family paintings capture loving group dynamics in a candid and relaxed environment. Brooke uses photos and video clips in her family portrait studio to capture the best expressions of every family member in a painting. She will help stage an encounter and asks families to think of their favorite places to be together that spark joy for the portrait. She can paint from your favorite family photos, but Brooke prefers to take photos herself to best capture the light and interact with the family to better understand their unique personalities.
This tier includes single portraits 11 x 14" 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. increases the value of the painting.
Brooke's custom pet portrait paintings capture the unique personalities of animals. She creates personalized dog paintings and cat portraits to honor the creatures that bring love and joy to our lives. Bird paintings and horse art also available. Brooke will paint your pet great or small... if you love them, then they're a worthy subject of art! These paintings make beautiful pet memorial gifts and pet remembrances after they've crossed over the rainbow.
1. Fill out the form at the top or 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.
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 most. Portraits painted with oils glisten and move with the light, making them feel alive and full of spirit.
Brooke Walker-Knoblich paints many different subjects, not just portraits. She's created custom artworks of flowers for Mother's Day and landscapes that are loaded with meaning. Brooke is open to your ideas and suggestions. No subject is too humble.
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 than the 18x24"
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.
" 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
Brooke's oil painting portraits come with decades of experience painting from life to imbue an image with beauty and emotion. She uses vibrant colors to turn photos into paintings that become family heirlooms.
To turn a picture into a painting
fill out the form below...
The artist will email you!
Art in Healthcare
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.
These paintings celebrate love and honor the commitment of two people. Couples portrait paintings are often made as personalized anniversary gifts or unique wedding gifts, anniversary gifts for couples or for parents to receive for a marriage anniversary gift.
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.
Brooke's wedding portraits commemorate this important life event with vibrant colors. She can work from your photos or combine several images into a single painting that captures the best expressions and lighting. Wedding gift certificates available.
This tier includes large-scale paintings 30x40" + in size 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.
Brooke's oil paintings come with decades of experience painting from life to imbue an image with beauty and emotion. She uses vibrant colors to turn photos into paintings.
To turn a picture into a painting fill out the form below...
The artist will email you!