"THE BEST GIFT I EVER RECEIVED!
How many people truly mean that after unwrapping their present? I am one who sincerely believes that the Home Portrait made as a surprise gift for me is, in fact, the best gift I ever received!"
New York City, NY
"You were willing to listen and understand my ideas, and you took a great deal of interest in the project. The finished product is perfect in every way. Everyone who comes to my home admires the portrait."
"Down to the tiniest details, Susan beautifully, sensitively, and skillfully portrayed our home's unique personality. The entire process from beginning to end was a wonderful and pleasurable experience with Susan, and we now have a cherished piece of art to give us a lifetime of beautiful memories."
"Every time I walk past the portrait you painted, I smile. It's such a happy, pretty rendering of our home. I should have had four copies made, because when we move, each of the children will want it! If we ever have another home, you will be called!"
"I am so happy to have asked you to create a Home Portrait for us, and I can't tell you how touched Carolyn was when she saw this beautiful painting. It is a warm, colorful reproduction of which we will be very proud when we hang it in our new home in Florida. I will recommend you without reservation to all of my friends."
"Your rendering of my house is outstanding. What makes it so special is that, now, I have a permanent memory of this house as it appears in 1996. In years to come, this will become more and more important to my family. The work itself has a lot of life, while the actual house is somewhat drab. Your colors make the building very joyful - a nice way to depict one's house!"
New York City, NY
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the lovely portrait you did of our home. The compliments we receive from all our guests are endless. Above all the memory of our home will live with us forever. We hope to stay here for years to come. However, if for some unforeseen reason we move, your portrait will lend us and our children that very special memory. You do beautiful work, and Tony and I want you to know how very much it is cherished."
Rye Brook, NY
"When I saw the advertisement for Home Portraits in the Hudson Valley Magazine, I knew right away that this would be the best present ever for my brother and sister-in-law. Their house is the perfect Tudor dream house, and they put so much love into it that I knew they would cherish an original painting. Well, if you could have only seen their faces when they opened the packing. Thanks for being so creative and marketing this unique idea. Personalizing is so appreciated these days when life seems to move so quickly."
"Words really can't express the joy and happiness that showed on my parents' faces when we gave them the portrait of the home where they reared the four of us. The painting was beautiful, and really showed the house as we remember it. I would highly recommend you!"
White Plains, NY
As a companion to our family portraits the painting of our home hangs as a remembrance of childhood at ADAGE house.
Family portraits reflect individual characters; but our home is a looking glass into all of our selves.
Every window allows one to peek inside to a moment past; a holiday finally arrived, a birthday celebrated, an emotion embraced.
Flowers outside remind us of the blossoming seeds within, who also grew into their own lives. But both began at a second stilled by the painter's brush.
Each time I glance it's way, a touch is remembered, and a feeling long forgotten is experienced anew. The picture is a living momento.
And the gilded frame holds - our history.
And our hearts to share them someday, with the generations that will walk up our brick path. Into our home.
And history will be refreshed.