Professional Custom Portraiture

Over 40 Years Experience in Fine Art Portraits

Ruth Monsell - Professional Artist

Ruth Monsell

Professional Artist

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

Custom Portraits from your Photos

Charcoal, Conte, Pastel & Oil Portraits

Give a Gift That Will Be Treasured

How It Works:

  1. Call me or click the link below to request a portrait commission
  2. Fill out the request form & upload any photo(s)
  3. I will contact you to discuss about your custom portraiture and provide a free quote

*One-third deposit is required when the commission is agreed (balance is due prior to shipping or upon delivery)

Digital previews available upon request

Minor modifications in finished portraits are always honored

Portraits are shipped within 6 weeks of commissioning (1-3 months for oil portraits)

Our Customers Love the Results

“You did an outstanding job and we really appreciate it. The pastel is everything we wanted and much more. We are extremely pleased that we chose you to create it for us. You are a first class talented professional artist, and it was fun working with you. You are the best!”

— S. & S. K., Tarpon Springs, FL

“Wow! This is really fabulous. You really caught the essence of the kids and their facial expressions. We just love it. I lost my breath when I opened it up. We are thrilled. Thank you!!”

— K.D.M., Turner, ME

“From the bottom of my heart -thank you! You have captured the caring, the smile, the sensuousness, the grace, the love of my soul mate. Some people paint for a living – you are truly an artist. Love and God Bless.”

— M.H., Casco, ME

Featured Paintings & Silhouettes for Sale

Oil & Pastel Paintings

Here are some of my beautiful paintings which may be purchased. I offer giclee color reproductions and original artwork, both signed and for sale. Click the order button below or call me at 207-350-1020.

Decorative Silhouettes

I love creating decorative silhouettes as well as holiday silhouettes. I offer laser print reproductions and original artwork, both signed and for sale. I also offer framing options. Click the order button below or call me at 207-350-1020.