Children’s portraits with a modern twist!

Hi there, thanks for dropping by. My name’s Maria Harding and I create custom stencil portraits from your photos. Each and every painting has been designed and hand painted with a whole lot of love, in my studio in Sydney. Visit the process page to find out more. I look forward to creating a personalised and treasured portrait for you. Update: May 2016, I am taking a break from painting portraits for the next few months so I can concentrate on an upcoming exhibition, apologies for any inconvenience and thanks for your understanding, Maria x

"Our stencil portrait by Maria has provided us the most precious memory of our boys. We adore the reclaimed wood, making it organic and earthy and almost ‘moving’. Most of all you can tell it was primed, created, painted and fine tuned with love and care. Maria, I can not thank you enough for capturing a memory that brings a warm gentle smile to my face every single day."

− Charmaine Keegan

"My portrait has arrived safely and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! I can’t wait to hang it on the wall to show it off, I am sure it is going to get a lot of comments, you are very talented. Once again thank you very much."

− Claire Polkinghorne

"This has to be one of the most precious gifts any mother could be given. Thank you so much for capturing a moment in time and making it into a beautiful work of art that warms my heart every time I see it. "

− Gabrielle Green

"I wanted to write and thank you so much for the stencil of my two girls. It is a truly joyful representation of the special relationship the girls have together, and I will treasure it. I can’t thank you enough, you are very talented."

− Danielle Sinclair

"We just love it, my husband keeps saying its the best present ever. Thank you so much Maria."

− Keiva DeGooyer

"Maria, I am indebted to you! I can’t thank you enough for creating such incredible portraits of my family. The likeness is remarkable, and the overall warmth and beauty of all three pieces is astonishing. You are a truly talented individual."

− Mandy Prowse

"Very very happy with it. You are super creative with ‘the eye’ that a true artist has. Thank you again ever so much for your efforts."

− Judith Anderson

Easy 4 step process

1. Order a mock-up and email your photo/s.

2. Confirm colours and size, and then transfer your payment.

3. I get to work on the real portrait, this may take up to three weeks.

4. Pick up your portrait from my Sydney studio or look out for the postie to arrive!


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