Commission an Original Artist's Portrait

Hand-drawn family or pet portraits make a perfect gift.


The very talented portraitist Diane Morrow is the sole artist, who works in Conté crayon—a technique first used in France in the 1700s. Just send a photo 3" x 5" or larger to receive a 16" x 20" portrait ready to mat and frame, or we'll professionally mat and frame it for you. Photos are returned. Hand-drawn family portrait is available in black-and-white or color.

These portraits are individually drawn by the artist and the work cannot be rushed. After placing your order here on our website, please mail your photos to: The Orvis Company, C/O "Artist's Portrait," 1709 Blue Hills Dr., Roanoke, VA 24012.
Or e-mail your photos to Photos are returned.

Color Conte Crayon Portrait.

This item ships directly from the manufacturer and requires a physical street address for delivery Shipped to contiguous 48 states only.
Express shipping/gift packaging not available.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 43 reviews


39 of 43 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Priceless - 2/28/2014
    By: from Utah

    The drawings were better than I could have ever imagined. I was blown away and brought to tears when I opened them. I commissioned four drawings and was very impressed by the artists amazing gift. I bought them for my husband for Christmas and he said that it was his favorite present that he has ever received in his entire life. They look gorgeous framed and will be cherished for many years to come. Words can't express my gratitude to the artist. I love, love, love the drawings!

  • 5/5

    Beautiful sketch - 1/3/2014

    This is the second sketch I have ordered. One of my grandson a few years ago and this year of my granddaughter. They are absolutely gorgeous. The likeness is remarkable and will be something to cherish forever. And we're received in a timely fashion.

  • 5/5

    Best Christmas Gift under the Tree! - 12/28/2013

    The portrait of our daughter's baby was just so beautifully done and exactly what we hoped when it was commissioned. We are so pleased! Thanks for the wonderful likeness and for getting it finished in a timely fashion.

  • 5/5

    Treasured Pictures - 12/23/2013
    By: from Little Falls, MN

    I chose to Commission an Original Artist's Portrait using pictures of our growing children and our late dog. The artist captured them in perfect detail. As our kids move on, we will always have these beautiful images on the wall to remember them, and our late family friend, by. Spot on accurate. Thank you for the wonderful work!

  • 5/5

    Artist Drawing - 12/18/2013
    By: from Charlton, Ma

    Having two granddaughters within a month of each other has been such a thrill...Doing something special for their parents was accomplished with the artist drawings. The artist captured the essence of each child! When I received the package, I delayed opening it - I had such a high expectation and was afraid to be disappointed. I was not and am very anxious for this exciting Christmas present which will be something to be passed on for the children. Thank you for the opportunity - the artist is amazing and captured the sparkle as only a loved one could!

  • 5/5

    Portrait of my new granddaughter - 12/18/2013
    By: from Stratford, WI

    This was the most beautiful gift I have EVER given in my 47 years!! The portrait was exquisite!!! What a talented artist, I don't know how to explain how happy I am there are no words in the dictionary to explain how talented she is and how happy I am!!! I will purchase another as my granddaughter grows older. I will buy one every year for her, I have found the one thing I can give to my granddaughter for the next 18 years as a collection!!! Can't say how proud I am of this artist!! Purchase this product, so worth it, beyond worth it, and the price is well below what she should be charging!!! Thank you, my soul has been touched for the rest of my life. Jill

  • 5/5

    A Beautiful Gift - 12/6/2013
    By: from Langhorne, Pa.

    The Artists Portrait was of our first grandchild...It came out much better than expected, so beautiful..Done from a picture we enclosed..We have since had it framed and will give it to our son and daughter in law as a Christmas gift..So professional, so perfect..A joy to look at..Thank you to the artist who did this, what talent..Very pleased all the way around..Thank you so much...

  • 5/5

    Darling Children - 3/11/2013
    By: from Long Island, NY

    I have wanted sketches of my grandchildren for a while, now I have beautiful renderings of them both. The artist did a spectacular job of capturing them.

  • 5/5

    What A Treasure!! - 2/23/2013
    By: from Roanoke, Va

    I ordered a portrait as a gift for my daughter for her birthday. It was my favorite picture of my 2 year old grandson. The portrait turned out even better than I imagined it would. I didn't order it framed, so when my daughter put it in a frame, my grandson was so taken with it, he was carrying it all over the house. She had to hide it from him before he hurt himself as the frame was rather heavy. I took it to work and showed all my coworkers and they were as stunned and pleased with the quality as I was. It caught his personality perfectly and honestly was even better than the original picture. Thank you so very much for a wonderful treasure and keepsake!!

  • 1/5

    Diappointed - 1/21/2013
    By: from Wisconsin

    I spent a lot of money & waited two months for this rendering of my sister's cat who passed away last year. Although the photo I sent was a full body picture the artist chose to fade out at an odd point of the cat's rear quarter which doesn't look "artsy" but makes the portrait look half finished, like the cat is missing a leg. I'm not sure I'll even give this to my sister. Very sad.

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Portraits by Diane Morrow

Portrait Artist Diane MorrowArtist Diane Morrow started drawing portraits for classmates in the 6th grade for 3 cents each and was an instant success--she drew 29 portraits her very first day! Passionate about art and design, she went to college for her BFA, started working in graphic design professionally upon graduation, and continued drawing portraits. She gave her notice at a publishing company while expecting her first child. Diane says, "I wanted to stay home with the baby and had already told the editor that I would be quitting, when I got a call from [Orvis CEO] Perk Perkins asking if I would like to draw portraits for Orvis." Thrilled with this unexpected new opportunity, Diane remembers, "The very first order came when I was in the hospital having Jonathan." That was 17 years ago, and today Diane is a valued member of the Orvis family. We are proud to offer her work to our customers, and know that you will treasure it as much as we do.

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  • Unframed - One subject $149.00
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  • Unframed - Three subjects $350.00
  • Unframed - Four subjects $450.00
  • Unframed - Five subjects $550.00
  • Framed - One subject $250.00
  • Framed - Two subjects $350.00
  • Framed - Three subjects $450.00
  • Framed - Four subjects $550.00
  • Framed - Five subjects $650.00
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