Silhouette Artists


I named my art business Artful Heirlooms over 15 years ago because so many clients have told me my work would become a family heirloom.

I am Ruth Monsell, a professionally trained fine artist specializing in portraiture. I’ve fulfilled portrait commissions for decades, and have numerous testimonials on the quality of my portraits in charcoal, pastel and oil, of children, adults and pets.

If you’re considering commissioning an artist, I will be happy to answer your every question and fulfill your special requests. Just click on CONTACT above, email me, or give me a call for a quote, with no obligation.

A custom portrait painting represents the ultimate in uniquely personalized gift giving. A portrait has a depth and immediacy which no photograph can approach. Your gift is likely to be received with great emotion and be treasured for many years to come.

Please browse through the many portrait samples in the Portrait Gallery, and the testimonials under Portraits. You can see additional examples of my work in pastel and oil on the Painting Gallery page.

Thank you for visiting Artful Heirlooms, located in mid-coast Maine. I welcome your inquiries.

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