Custom Portraits

'Capturing the Soul in Paint'

‘Let me capture someone you love in a truly special and unique way in paint and create a forever lasting memory

The eyes truly are the window to the soul, people and particularly faces have always fascinated me. I can’t help but get excited to capture the beauty I see in the face of my subject.’ – Artist Sanchia Marshall

3 available packages:

  • 1/4 sheet (28 x 38 cm - 11 x 15 in)
  • 1/2 sheet (38 x 56 cm - 15 x 22 in)
  • Full sheet (56 x 76 cm - 22 x 30 in)

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Sofie Formica - Brisbane Portrait Prize

  • Would you love a unique and truly special, one-off gift for someone special this Christmas?
  • Just imagine a hand-painted, specially crafted piece of precious art of someone you love?
  • What a beautiful gift idea for a special birthday, an anniversary, of your baby or child?

Yes Please

“I cannot actually articulate in words how genuinely gobsmacked I was to receive Sanchia’s amazing portrait of me. It is seriously so beautiful and even more meaningful than any photo I have ever had taken. I did not expect to feel the way I did when I first saw it. This is the most precious gift I have ever been given and the fact she added three small birds to represent my family was so thoughtful and beautiful. I would encourage anyone to go on the same journey and see your unique beauty and amazing soul brought out on canvas in the most magical of ways, I can promise you will not be disappointed. Sanchia is without doubt, a one in a million artist. I cannot thank her enough.”
Kim Morrison
Health & Lifestyle Educator, Award Winning Author, Founder Twenty8 Essentials

“Allowing someone to paint your portrait requires an incredible amount of trust. Sanchia immediately made me feel comfortable and able to trust her process. We spent a little time talking and she took lots of photographs. Her intuition and professional approach resulted in a beautiful piece of art. I was very humbled and flattered that she chose to paint my portrait for her entry into the Inaugural Brisbane Portrait Prize.”
Sofie Formica
Television personality / Brand Ambassador Mercedes-Benz

Details of Your Portrait

  • Each portrait is created by having a personal interview and questionnaire and with a couple of quality photos. This way I can capture those beautiful qualities and essence that makes you unique.
  • If I work from photos provided by you I require them to be clear, detailed and bright. If you are local to my studio we can also organise a sitting where I can take photographs to work from.
  • All portraits are created using Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton watercolour paints on Arches 300gsm sheets.
  • In the case of ordering a fully framed artwork, I work with a professional framer to ensure a high quality. You can expect a gallery framing mat surrounding the work and a standard wooden frame with  gallery acrylic glass to front the piece. Allow an extra 2 weeks for framing.
  • All artwork is sent in protective packaging with insurance and tracking, every effort is made to ensure it’s safe arrival. If local there is the option to collect from my studio. These prices do not include shipping fees and taxes.
  • As the artist I ensure that the experience of having a portrait done is a special one. Your portrait will be similar to the ones I have pictured. I work with you but have full creative license when creating each artwork.

What you get

  • Either:
    • A quick photography session with me; or
    • You send me a couple of good photos in the pose you want.
  • A conversation with me to capture your essence.
  • A watercolour painting on high quality watercolour paper in the size you choose
  • Optional: Framed in a gallery-quality art frame.
  • Postage or pick-up of your portrait.

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