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Oil Portraits That Tell  YOUR Story


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I work with some of the greatest people when I create custom portraits and commissions. Take a look at what some of them are saying... read more


Deborah Kimic

“This portrait of my beautiful daughter Sandy arrived today, Marlene has captured the very essence and spirit of my beloved daughter perfectly. With that look I had seen so many times on her face in life. Marlene's talent as a gifted artist aside, she is an absolute pleasure to work with. So goodhearted and kind. There are not enough words to fully express my deep appreciation. I will treasure the experience of working with Marlene, almost as much as I will treasure this amazing painting of my beautiful lost girl. Thank you so much Marlene! You are an angel.” 

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Bonnie Salisbury

“Marlene is, obviously, a very talented artist and painter as well as one of the nicest, most thoughtful and kind people you will every be lucky to meet and to work with for something as personal and powerful as one of her works of art. What truly sets Marlene apart from others is another gift she has. The ability to truly SEE a person, to interpret what she sees and then convey that onto Canvas to make what is truly a one of a kind treasure you will keep and cherish forever and then some. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you. I hope I am able to call you friend for a very long time. :)

You ROCK! ;)”


Stephen Ritchie

"It is hard to put into words how wonderful an experience has been to work with Marlene - She is a very gifted and talented artist - and has become a good friend! She has painted two very special portraits of myself and Best friend - this #1 of #2 - She carefully caught the essence of our friendship, which was very emotional for me as my friend has become challenged with living with ALS - So, I cannot thank Marlene enough for her kindness and understanding that coincides with her talent - Thank you Marlene!! I highly recommend Loving Portraits Shop..."


ANNIE BANKS, collector

Absolutely adore this beautiful portrait of my mother by Marlene Kurland. It will fast

be a treasured piece of Art within my family. My three children are already putting dibs on it!! Marlene captured my mother's youth and beauty. I smile every time

I look at it.

Thank you Marlene Kurland for creating something so ever-lasting, so precious beyond compare.

TERRI BLACK, collector

“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS BEAUTIFUL & SPECIAL PAINTING! Our friends and family love it too! My mother cried when she saw it! We truly appreciate the love and hard work that Marlene put into this piece! Also, awesome customer service!


She communicated with us throughout the entire process! She even sent a couple of pictures to show the progress. We certainly have many more pictures in mind and can't wait until we can order another painting!

TRACEE, collector

Marlene, thank you, thank you, thank you for this wonderful painting… it truly made my day. What a great gift for a 3-year wedding anniversary! I absolutely love it, and yes, we definitely have a few empty walls where this piece will look absolutely gorgeous.


We took this picture when on vacation in Mexico two years ago. Now, every time I walk by this painting the fun memories come back to me and I think of how lucky I am to have such a thoughtful and loving husband. Marlene, you are the best!

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