“The world of reality has its limits;
the world of imagination is boundless.” - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Custom Illustrations

Welcome to our custom illustrations portfolio, where you’ll find fine art pieces that were custom designed to bring our clients’ stories to life. Custom heirloom art merges reproductions of personal photographs with illustrative painting to create original art that celebrates your family and honors your significant life milestones.

Heirloom art combines a blend of fine art techniques including; painting, drawing and photographic montage with reproductions of letters, memorabilia, and maps to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art for you and your family.

Lisa painting custom illustration

You’ll work closely with artist, Lisa Kagan, who will help you clarify your vision for the project, select family photographs and memorabilia to be incorporated into the piece, draft a design, and following your review—create the final image. The size and format of each original piece of art is custom. Upon completion of the project you will receive the original art and a digital file of the image as well. Families have the option of ordering additional fine art prints of the image to share with family members. Completed pieces make wonderful gifts for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, family reunions and memorial celebrations. Heirloom art images can also be included as illustrations in heirloom books.

Join us for an upcoming hands-on workshop so you can learn techniques for creating your own heirloom art illustrations.

Custom Illustrations Portfolio

Tim and I both valued the family involvement that assembling the photos for the heirloom artwork required. It focused our parents and Tim’s brother on the idea that marriage is more than a union between individuals, but of two families and their unique histories. The resulting piece captures the most important aspects of our stories and provides a visual reminder of the paths that were carved out for us and on which we will continue together. After the wedding, Tim’s extended family came to our house and spent lots of time pouring over the painting. It was evident that they felt honored to have their own roots immemorialized in this way. Thank you for this incredibly special gift.

– Joanna Weaver
Heirloom Art Client