Here you will find sample portrait paintings created by my daughter, Gemma E. Champine, who is a professional artist with many years of experience. All portraits are oil on linen or oil on archival hardboard. Gemma has graciously offered to donate a portion of each portrait commission payment to my ministry. She can work from copies of your treasured photos. To contact her through me, use the "Send Prayer" page on this website, or contact her directly at GC43ARTIST@aol.com . Please put "Portraits" in your subject heading if you email her. Portraits of adults of all ages, children, pets, or horses can be commissioned, either as individual or group subjects. Prices range from $750.00 for sizes "5 X 7" or "8 X 10" to $1800 for a "16 X 20" single subject portrait. Each additional subject in a group protrait will entail an extra payment of $50.00 beyond the base price for a single subject portrait. Please contact her for larger size prices. A 30% nonrefundable downpayment is required upon commissioning your portrait. This is the ultimate one of a kind gift for the person who has everything, including yourself!
Please consider commissioning portraits of:
Children and babies
parents and grandparents
mother and child
dogs and cats
horses ( a longtime specialty)
ancestors (from copies of your historic photos)
deceased loved ones (makes a beautiful memorial)
Portraits Make Great All Occasion Gifts:
Gemma has shown her work professionally in one-woman shows in Saratoga Springs during the August racing season, since she has a long-time specialty in equine art as well as in portraits and still lifes. She has also shown work at A.G. Ackermann and Sons Gallery in NYC, one of the world's leading sporting art galleries, and her work has been shown at the College of St. Rose Gallery, the Russell Sage Schacht Fine Arts Center, the State Legislative Building, and R.P.I.'s Shelnutt Gallery, which hosted a one-woman show. She has also created a line of four high-quality equine art prints and, in past years, taught art courses at the Albany Institute of History and Art. Interestingly, she is a descendant of a dynasty of portrait painters, which includes Philippe De Champaigne and Jean Baptiste de Champaigne, whose work graces the Louvre and the Palace of Versailles.