Listing #: 716610267
Business name: RETROspect­ive PORTRAITS
Location: Tauhoa
About: I am offering a unique way to capture a special moment or person in your life retrospe­ctive.portraits@gmail.com PH 094224004
Services offered: Email me your favorite photo and I will paint your portrait
Areas serviced: All areas including internatio­nal
Availability: Please phone during business hours
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300 mm x 400 mm, $200

500 mm x 500 mm, $280

Larger sizes

500 mm x 600 mm, $360

600 mm x 600 mm, $500

914 mm x 610 mm $890

1000 mm x 1000 mm $1290

These prices are based on one person only.

Sized to suit and priced accordingly.

Additional charges for backgrounds and extra people

Unique and affordable portraits

Stylized acrylic painting, photo transformation using customized vintage, retro or pop art style.

Transform your memories to a unique visual experience.

Innovative idea for those 'hard to buy for'!

You may want a painting using a variety of photos of people brought together to make one group portrait.

I can make those changes that you would have liked in your photograph.

I can re-create your photograph using a fun theme for your portrait!!
I also paint animals, cars, landscapes etc.


I am happy to answer any questions you may have"


My name is Brenda Neal.
I have painted for over 30 years. I have had my own art design business.
I was a full-time art student for one year and have an Art Diploma.


Feel free to ask any questions.


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I sent photo's of my aged Great Grandparents to Brenda and a newspaper article of their wedding which included a description of their outfits, Brenda painted a portrait of them as a younger couple on their wedding day, they were married in 1895, the portrait is amazing,my Family all love the likeness, and it will become a much treasured heirloom
brantay (537 537 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2020  Sun 13 Sep
This is my second portrait from this amazing artist, I was not disappointed with the first painting and I am absolutely gob smacked with the second, just like looking at a photograph but better! Many thanks and I hope to continue doing business making art with you. ??????
ace76 (855 855 positive feedback) Address Verified Nov 2019  Thu 21 Nov
Brenda did an amazing job with the portrait I wanted. Got one done of our pet rabbit for my partner's birthday and she loved it. Brenda was good with communication and is very talented. Would certainly recommend if you want to have a portrait done for yourself or someone else! Thank you!!
nz_kid174 (71 71 positive feedback)  Sat 02 Nov
Fantastic work!! I explained Brenda what i wanted and she made it look exactly as I described. Well done! Highly recommended.
anatoly5 (27 27 positive feedback)  Wed 24 Jul
A cracker job - thanks Brenda. Jane now looks like someone a lot more real than she did in the little, wee photo that was the original. Doubly lovely:)
tessnjess (35 35 positive feedback)  Sun 14 Apr
Brenda Neal: Thanks Karen... Considering it was from a 170-year-old photograph it had its challenges...But very rewarding.
Brenda has done a magnificent job of a replica portrait for me. A difficult piece but she has provided a fantastic, well detailed painting. I have no hesitation in recommending your services Brenda. Excellent. Thank you so much. A gift for my partner which she will be thrilled to receive.
mothy2 (25 25 positive feedback)  Fri 30 Nov
If you are looking for something unique and awesome, this is it.Brenda is so talented and friendly. I ordered a portrait of my fav picture of my partner and me, for his 30th. My partner loved it, and was really happy with his gift. I thought it looked amazing, like a photo to which you would have added a painting filter, that realistic! I will definitely order another from her in the future.
melodiej (0 0 positive feedback) Address Verified May 2018  Sun 11 Nov
Brenda Neal: Thank you Melodie I loved painting this for you.
Hats off to Brenda for her stunning and brilliant masterpiece of art she did for me. Her work deserves to be right up there with the wider audience. She gets it right....by jove does she ever. Her attention to details is really astounding. She creates a language only she can understand and its called ART....awesome art. You wont be disappointed....I was not and am so happy with what she did for me. Talents and gifts like this are rare. I will be using her again in the future.
tellapartart (31 31 positive feedback) Address Verified Aug 2019  Sat 07 Apr
Thanks for the lovely painting you did of my sisters dogs. She cried when she opened it. A unique gift for hard to buy for people. AAA+
j992 (606 606 positive feedback) Address Verified Dec 2018  Fri 11 Mar
Brenda created a magnificent piece for my sisters wedding present - painting one of their photographs from their wedding - she did an amazing job!!!! So easy and lovely to deal with! For and unbelievable price you get a personalised, stunning piece of art work to keep for ever. Highly recommend to anyone thinking of getting their precious moments captured creatively and uniquely.
ogrey1 (23 23 positive feedback)  Sat 20 Feb
When you have been married for almost 50 years it gets difficult to find something different for special birthdays. I was so lucky to stumble upon Brenda's website and I knew instantly that I was on to a winner. Brenda is a delight to work with, her talent is superb, her communication outstanding. When her finished article arrived on time it was brilliant. She has my wife copied perfectly. No mistaking who she is. Thank you Brenda, for completing a happy day for us..
bw53 (22 22 positive feedback) Address Verified Aug 2017  Mon 23 Nov
Just received another of your wonderful portraits. We are so very happy with the result. Your work speaks for itself. Thankyou
poppy66 (78 78 positive feedback)  Mon 29 Jun
I have just received my painting and I just love it. Amazing considering you only a small photograph to work from. The likeness is perfect. It will be a treasured painting for many years to come. Many thanks.
poppy66 (78 78 positive feedback)  Mon 13 Apr
Excellent portrait that exceeded our high expectations. The painting really captured everyone well, even better than the original photo. Very highly recommended.
rachie42 (15 15 positive feedback)  Wed 07 Jan
I am blown away at the final result of my portrait. Brenda captured the real me and the painting is exceptional. I am delighted with the result and will be using her again to make a special portrait of my grandchildren. My warmest thanks for this stunning portrait.A+++++++++++++++
gaesm (359 359 positive feedback) Address Verified May 2018  Wed 03 Sep
This was a gift for our parents and they absolutely love it! They were blown away at the detail and the care put into it. Thank you Brenda! We will certainly be contacting you again for future art!
ladynicola (1058 1058 positive feedback) Address Verified Feb 2020  Sat 09 Aug
Sorry for the late feedback. Extremely happy with the painting. My husband loved it ( wedding anniversary gift ). It now proudly hangs in our room. Thanks for turning our picture into a beautiful work of Art. Regards karishma.
niksi (3111 3111 positive feedback) Address Verified Aug 2018  Sun 30 Mar
Absolutely a breeze to deal with. The portrait is stunning and done very carefully with a lot of detail. Highly recommend this service to all!
skittles93 (129 129 positive feedback)  Wed 12 Mar
Absolutely amazing!! I've always believed that a real artist won't charge the world for her or his art because they love what they do and they love giving their art. Not only was Brenda incredibly affordable but she is one hell of an artist!! When I received my portrait I was stunned, for the price I thought it would be good, but it's stunning!! I'm so stoked that I stumbled across this. Thank you Brenda! I look forward to more of your art. You have given us one memorable gift! :)
bepany (220 220 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2019  Wed 01 Jan
As with all the other review comments I too would like to express the same opinion with regards to the work Brenda produces. Communication is first class and of course quality of work equally as good. Highly recommend AAA+++
algi (711 711 positive feedback) Address Verified Feb 2019  Wed 18 Sep
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