Listing #: 529813720
Business name: by Valerie's Gallery
Location: Titirangi
Waitakere City
About: My name is Valerie and I love to see the expressions on people's faces when they see themselves or loved ones eternally captured on paper or canvas...
Services offered: I create lovely portraits in a variety of media - pencil, fine pen, watercolou­r, pastel and oil. I paint children, pets, cars, favourite places etc.
Areas serviced: Auckland area and NZ wide. Courier charges may apply to regions outside of Auckland.
Availability: Normal daytime hours.
Sizes of images and type of medium can vary. I usually work on A3 premium watercolour paper in either Black/ White pencil or water colour.

Prices start from $185 depending on subject and number of faces...I can draw from multiple images eg. faces do not all have to be on the same photo. But the photo has to be good quality or high resolution.
1 face A3 - B/W - $185 or watercolour --$ 215
2 faces - A3 - B/W $ 235 or watercolour --$ 275
3 faces - A2 - B/W $ 295 or watercolour - $ 325
4 faces or more need to go A2 or bigger - will quote accordingly.

I love to paint a variety of subjects and explore in different mediums painting mainly from my imagination. Recently, one of my landscapes won the People's Choice Awards in the Waitakere Art and Sculpture Awards 2012.

Please contact me for a free consultation and quote of your cherished image.
COMPLETION TIME - usually 7 days after approval of photo quality.

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Valerie drew a portrait of my nephew and fiancee who are getting married in Melbourne and I had a limited time frame to get this done. Valerie's communications skills are second to none and she was able to draw the portrait from a photo and did a fabulous job - I just love it. I am taking it to Melbourne this weekend and I am sure the recipients will be as thrilled with it as I am. Thank you Valerie for making this present come to life.
shonamilne (0 0 positive feedback)  Mon 06 Nov
Thank you Val for the awesome portraits and recreating memories for my friend :) you managed to capture them all so well you are so very talented!!! I can't thank you enough was very much appreciated :) I would highly recommend your work to anyone considering having a portrait done, you will be amazed !!!!!!
mabones (247 247 positive feedback) Address Verified Oct 2017  Mon 27 Mar
Val White: thanks so much Chevaun !! -- I loved the challenge you set me of recreating the portraits from old photos.... it can't always be done so I'm really happy that we made it work together ---- what a wonderful client you were as well.......take care V
Thank you for the beautiful drawing you did of my fiance and daughter - we have had so many comments about how stunning it is! Great service too - prompt and friendly! Thanks again :)
carlamaree (54 54 positive feedback)  Sat 13 Aug
Thanks Val for the picture of my dog Yasmin and my son. As my dog has passed this was such a special picture and I was nervous as to how it would look. But.. you did it justice and some. I cried when I saw the picture.. but they were happy sad tears and were a true testament to your talent. Thank you Val I love this picture..
michellenicho (27 27 positive feedback)  Mon 04 Jul
Thanks Val for the lovely painting of my daughter and her horse. You did so well to put it all together from separate photos. She is over the moon with it and goes to bed every night looking at it. I was impressed with the speed you completed it and with the way you were so open to comments and little adjustments. Thank you so much for giving her this beautiful artwork that she will treasure forever.
lucy999 (115 115 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2017  Wed 25 Feb
Stunning watercolour of an alpaca, detail to eyes wonderful, well done Val!
craike1 (24 24 positive feedback)  Wed 30 Jul
Excellent work and excellent service couldn't be more happy with the lovely picture of our daughter thanks Val
billi4 (331 331 positive feedback) Address Verified Sep 2017  Tue 18 Feb
Hi Val...thanku so much for what you done for me....i would say that you have a magical hands... the portraits you have done for me was extraordinary....and really beautiful,....the all purpose to make the special person happy n we succeed in all credit goes to you.... once again thank you so much.... al the best and i will gt bck to u soon....... for all the other portraits lovers i highly highly recommend vel ....:)
charlie077 (32 32 positive feedback)  Mon 25 Nov
Val White: WOW - I'm really flattered !!! but it's easy to portray beauty when given a such a beautiful face to work from....and I love to make people happy with my work. Credit to you for thinking with your heart....... even tho you may not be the person who actually draws the portrait its the thought and love behind giving something so personal....... cheers to us both.....V
Thanks Val, your portrait of my mum, sister and I made my mum's birthday very special. You did an amazing job and was extremely helpful. It will be treasured forever. Thank you.
jsweeting83 (34 34 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2016  Tue 18 Jun
Georgeous Val, what can I say, your amazing portrait brought tears to my eyes you captured our beautiful Olivia perfectly, a future heirloom to be treasured forever xxx
hairlockz (1448 1448 positive feedback)  Wed 27 Feb
My children's portraits are paintings 19 and 20. I received these as a gift and I was over the moon with them. They are very lifelike and are going to look stunning up on the wall - Thank you so much you are very talented.
panc104 (37 37 positive feedback)  Wed 09 Jan
Val White: thank you so so much -- I really appreciate your response and kind words....V
What a talented Person you are! Thanks Val, your painting now has 'pride of place' in our lounge. Perfect attention to detail, very consultative during the process, completed in a timely manner at a great price. Good luck for the future, I can highly recommend you to anyone looking for a unique piece of art.
camenymcvertt (1039 1039 positive feedback) Address Verified Apr 2017  Tue 13 Nov
Val White: Oh thank you so much....your kind words make what I do all the more
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