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Welcome!



I'm a commissioned 
based artist 
and mother of two precious boys! 
(please excuse the photo montage...
I had to show them off! :)
 

I create a wide range of artwork including: 
pet portraits
home/building portraits
people portraits
nursery art / murals / furniture and more!  

Click the links above to view portfolios

TO VIEW PHOTO AND PAINTING COMPARISON SIDE BY SIDE PLEASE VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE AT 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-by-Kristen-Kluttz

All I need from you to get started is size preference and a great, emailed photograph!
To commission a portrait, please email me a photograph of fairly high resolution. Cell phone pictures are often ok if they are taken with your phone on the HDR setting. Higher resolutions are needed for people portraits with faces showing. Professional photographs are recommended unless you have a very nice camera. It is important that you send a picture that you would like to have made into a painting. Some pictures work better than others. I will work with you on choosing a picture. I will also work with you regarding style and color as I have created a wide variety of portraits. 
 
I will let you know once I begin your painting.  Soon after (a week or two) I will photograph the painting and email it to you for your approval. At this time, you will have the opportunity to ask me to revisit any areas and I will make minor changes free of charge. Any additional changes after this are $30 an hour with a minimum charge of $30.  No payment is exchanged until the painting has been approved. It is very important to me that I create something that you truly love!


  Feel free to contact me with any questions! 
kricket22@gmail.com
facebook/creationsbykristenkluttz 
Thank you for visiting!

Pricing and Commissioning a Portrait

Commission a Portrait
All that is needed to commission a portrait is a great emailed photograph of fairly high resolution. It is important that you send a picture that you would like to have made into a painting. Some pictures work better than others. I will work with you on choosing a picture. I will also work with you regarding style and color as I have created a wide variety of portraits. 
 
I will let you know once I begin your painting.  Soon after (a week or two) I will photograph the painting and email it to you for your approval. At this time, you will have the opportunity to ask me to revisit any areas and I will make minor changes free of charge. Any additional changes after this are $30 an hour with a minimum charge of $30.  No payment is exchanged until the painting has been approved. It is very important to me that I create something that you truly love!
 
Commission a Mural 
The best way to commission a mural is to contact me given the wide range of murals desired. I will work with you to design a mural that best suits your room.

Pricing
Pricing for artwork varies according to project size and complexity. All paintings are created on 3/4" stretched canvas. Pricing estimates for sizes 5" x 7", 8" x 10", 11" x 14" and 16" x 20" are quoted below. Other sizes available. Contact for more information.

$350 for a 5" x 7" single pet portrait
$400 for an 8" x 10" single pet portrait
$450 for an 11" x 14" single pet portrait
$500 for an 16" x 20" single pet portrait
$550 for an 18"x24" single pet portrait 
$600 for an 20"x24" single pet portrait
$650 for an 24"x30" single pet portrait
additional sizes available upon request

*add $95 for each additional subject



$450 for a 5" x 7"
$500 for an 8" x 10"
$550 for an 11" x 14"
$600 for a 16" x 20"
$650 for an 18"x24"
$700 for an 20"x24" 
$750 for an 24"x30"
additional sizes available upon request 

Embellished Photo Canvases
Package available to Realtors only to give as Closing Gifts. Email me a photo of the home you would like for me to paint and I will order a photo canvas for you and paint over it for you to give as a closing gift to your client. Painting over a photo canvas is less time consuming so prices are lower and turn around time is quicker.


$200 for an 8"x10" embellished photo canvas (frame is extra $60)
$250 for an 11"x14" embellished photo canvas (frame is extra $75)
$300 for a 16"x20" embellished photo canvas (frame is extra $90)

People Portraits
Portraits can be created of single subject (one person) or multiple subjects (mother/child, father/child, siblings, child/pet, etc.) Prices vary according to amount of face showing and whether I create a sketch or a painting.

Prices below are for portraits with minimal faces showing. Scroll down to view prices for portrait paintings with faces showing and portrait sketches with faces showing.

Portrait Painting Prices with Minimal Face Showing 


$350 for a 5"x7" portrait of your child (minimal face)
$400 for an 8" x 10" portrait of your child (minimal face)
$450 for an 11" x 14" portrait of your child (minimal face)
$500 for a 16" x 20" portrait of your child (minimal face)
$550 for an 18"x24" portrait of your child (minimal face)
$600 for an 20"x22" portrait of your child (minimal face)
$650 for an 24"x30" portrait of your child (minimal face)

additional sizes available upon request 

*add $95 for each additional subject

Prices for Portrait Painting with Faces Showing 
(Subject to change depending on background)

$450 for a 5"x7" single subject portrait (face showing)
$500 for an 8"x10" single subject portrait (face showing)
$550 for an 11"x14" single subject portrait (face showing)
$600 for a 16"x20" single subject portrait (face showing)
$650 for an 18"x24" single subject portrait (face showing)
$700 for an 20"x22" single subject portrait (face showing)
$750 for an 24"x30" single subject portrait (face showing)
 
additional sizes available upon request

*add $150 for each additional subject

Portrait Sketches
Created with a mix of pencil and charcoal. Sketches will be black and white. If you would like your portrait in color please contact.
Quotes below are for people portraits. Please contact if you are interested in pet or home sketches at kricket22@gmail.com
$350 for a 5" x 7" sketch of one subject
$400 for an 8" x 10" sketch of one subject
$450 for an 11" x 14" sketch of one subject
$500 for a 16" x 20" sketch of one subject
$550 for an 18"x24" sketch of one subject
$600 for an 20"x22" sketch of one subject
$650 for an 24"x30" sketch of one subject
additional sizes available upon request 

*add $115 for each additional subject

Custom Framing 

frame with edge and without
I would be happy to create a custom frame for your commissioned work. All frames have an old wood, "rustic" feel and can be painted whatever color your prefer or will be painted (or stained) to match your painting. I make simple frames or frames with an edge. Edged frame a little more expensive.
Due to the nature of the reclaimed wood that I use, slight bowing is expected. Framing is offered for artwork sizes 16"x20" and below.
$45 for a 5" x 7" simple frame ($60 for frame with edge)
$60 for an 8" x 10" simple frame ($75 for frame with edge)
$75 for an 11" x 14" simple frame ($90 for frame with edge)
$125 for a 16" x 20" simple frame ($140 for frame with edge)


I ALSO FRAME PHOTO CANVASES!
I would be happy to frame your favorite photo canvas too! Please get your photo printed on 3/4" stretched canvas and send or get it delivered to me. I can work with some 2" photo canvases. I will create a custom, rustic frame for your special photograph! 
Prices same as framing above. 
Prices do not include shipping if necessary.

(You may also send the photo to me and I will get it printed for you. I will charge you the exact price of the photo canvas plus the cost of frame as above.)

Wooden Signs



Wooden signs are a great way to decorate small or otherwise awkward spaces. Perfect to hang over doorways or closets, cribs, etc. Completely customized for your home.
Signs starting at $85 and up depending on complexity and size. Contact for more information
kricket22@gmail.com 

Pet Portraits

dog artPets are a very special part of many of our lives. They are our babies, our sleep mates, and our best friends. Commission a painting today of your furry loved one for yourself or for the person you love. Pet portraits make wonderful mother's day, father's day, birthday, anniversary or any day gifts. I will work with you regarding personality, color, and any decor! Some of my pet portraits are funky and colorful, some more restful and realistic--depends on customer preference. All that is needed is a fairly high resolution emailed photograph and a description of the companion I will be painting. I also provide optional custom framing.

For pricing information click here: "Pricing/Commissioning" 

TO VIEW SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISONS OF PHOTOS AND PAINTINGS PLEASE VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE AT 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-by-Kristen-Kluttz


Dudley Painting 12"x12" oil
Piper Painting 8"x10" oil

Biscuit's Nose 24"x24" acrylic and oil
 
Ferris Painting 24"x30" acrylic and oil

Carter Painting 18x24 oil



Lilly Painting 8"x10" oil
Lilly Painting 8"x10" oil with Custom Framing




Callie Painting 11x14 oil
Testimonial for Callie
"I was simply stunned on how great it looks. You captured Callie perfectly. The painting is really a treasure to me as Callie is 12 years old and I don't know how many more years
I will be blessed with her.
Thank you so much for lending your amazing talent to something
I will enjoy for many years down the road.
Thanks,
Bradley Campbell."
--I love my job :)
Heidi and Gertie Painting 11x14
Heidi and Gertie Painting (11x14) and Custom Frame with Edge
Jax 11"x14" oil


Phoebe Painting 8x10












Hudson and Jack. Commissioned to be hung together.


Molly Painting 11x14
Molly Painting with Custom Frame

dog painting
Winston 16x20
colorful dog painting
Libbie 16x20
Libbie and Winston. Commissioned to be hung together.






Archie Painting with Custom Frame


Ollie Painting 8x10

Ollie Painting and Custom Frame



Bristol 16x20


Wilson 8x10


Huxley Painting 11x14

Huxley Painting and Custom Frame


Artemis Painting 11x14


Artemis Painting with Custom Frame



House Portraits


Everyone has a building that they love. It may be the home you grew up in or a farm or mountain house. Perhaps it is the church you were married in or the college you attended. Maybe it is the family business. Whatever the building, commissioning a painting of it is a wonderful way to hold its memory forever. I also provide (optional) custom framing. Commission the complete package and perfect gift today!

(Realtors--I have a package just for you! Contact me today and let's talk about the perfect, one of a kind closing gift! Email me at: kricket22@gmail.com)

For pricing information click here: "Pricing/Commissioning" 
TO VIEW SIDE BY SIDE COMPARISONS OF PHOTOS AND PAINTINGS PLEASE VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE AT 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creations-by-Kristen-Kluttz

Pilot Mountain 8"x10" oil

Beach 8"x10" oil

Beach Painting and Custom Magenta Frame

Switzerland Embellished Photo Canvas 16"x20" acrylic

Butterflies for Eggers 8"x10" oil

Brinkley Home Painting 11x14 acrylic



Pippitt Lake Home Painting 8x10 acrylic


Taft Home Painting 5x7
Taft Home Painting (5x7) and Custom Frame

Welch Home Painting 8x16

Welch Home Painting and Custom Frame



Broadsword Embellished Photo Canvas (Painting over a photo canvas) Available to Realtors Only as Closing Gifts


Robinhood Circle Embellished Photo Canvas (available to Realtors as closing gifts) 8x10


Guastavino's Painting 12x24


Miriam's Mother's Home Painting 8x16


Oates Home Painting and Custom Frame
Van Zandt Home Painting 11x14
Van Zandt Home Painting (11x14) with Custom Frame with Edge
Sheepshead, Ireland Painting 18x24

Sheepshead, Ireland painting (18x24) and Custom Frame with Edge




Pochick Home Painting 16x20
Hilton Head Painting 11x14

Hilton Head Painting with Custom Frame


St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Painting 11x14



Petree Cabin Painting 8x10

Petree Cabin 8x10 and Custom Frame


Wilkerson Home Painting 11x14
Wilkerson Home Painting and Custom Edged Frame Take One

Wilkerson Home Painting with Custom Edged Frame Take Two


Swift Former Home Painting 11x14

Swift Former Home Painting (11x14) and Custom Frame
 

Young Home Painting 11x14
Hoekenschnieder Home Painting 8x16


Hoekenschnieder Home Painting with Custom Frame
 

Barrier Home Painting 16x20

Barrier Home Painting with Custom Frame

Lafferty Home Painting 16x20

Lafferty Home Painting (16x20) and Custom Frame


Allen Home Painting 8x16
Allen Home Painting 11x14
Allen Home Testimonial
Thank you so much Kristen Kluttz for painting my mother in law's childhood home for us. She and her sister loved these paintings!!! We can't thank you enough for helping us preserve the precious memories they shared in this soon to be torn down home. Yours is a true talent!
--Elle Allen
Both Allen Home Paintings Together

Elrod Home Painting 8x16
Elrod Home Painting with Custom Frame
Barrier Home Painting 16x20
Barrier Home Painting with Custom Frame


Barrier Mountain Home Painting 16x20
Barrier Mountain Home with Custom Frame

Moore Home Painting 11x14

Moore Home Painting and Custom Frame



Wall Home Painting 6x12

Wall Home Painting with Custom Frame




original photo canvas
painting over photo canvas





The Battle's Home, Painting with Frame
1355 Williams Road Painting over Photo Canvas 11x14--package available to realtors only to use as closing gifts

1355 Williams Road Embellished Photo Canvas with Custom Frame--package available to realtors only to use as closing gifts



Kluttz Mountain Home at Roaring Gap, NC 12x24