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For oil painting orders and commissions, it will be first come first served.

  • 100% hand-painted oil portrait by Em Smith
  • Oil medium on heavyweight linen finish primed paper


(Please note that these prices are for portrait shot (face, head and/or shoulder). See additional fee below for additional painting details. )


5×7 –  $110

One person portrait layout. Solid color background. Oil medium on linen paper. Unframed

8×10 -$160

One person portrait layout. Solid color background. Oil medium on linen paper. Unframed

  • $50 for additional head
  • $40+ for additional painting details such as background, more details of the body, clothing etc.
  • I paint 1-2 people for 5×7. For more than two people, I paint it on 8×10 size.
  • Canvas material and bigger sizes are available to local Houston area. Feel free to reach out for pricing and details. 
  • For frames, you can order separately here. Please leave a note to the framing shop that you are ordering a frame for Em Smith’s painting. In that way, I know if I have to ship the painting to the frame shop 🙂


  1. Send your photo to and include the paper size, and other painting request (if you want a close-up layout  or whole picture and/or detail background). Note: Photo is better if it’s in good lighting and big size. If you want to take a new picture, I recommend to use natural light.  If you need help for correcting a photo or coloring in terms of vintage photo, I also offer photo retouching service.
  2. Once the sizes and details are finalized. Full payment is required to reserve a spot. Payment will be made via Zelle, Venmo or Paypal. Free shipping for painting on linen paper within the USA. Additional of $15 shipping fee outside the USA.
  3. Once payment is received, I will send a sketch to you by email within 3 days for approval before proceeding to the painting stage. You will receive several photos during the painting process to ensure your approval.
  4. After the painting is done, I’m happy to offer 1 minor revision on the final painting if needed.


5×7 – 3-4 weeks

8×10 -4-6 weeks

Actual painting will be shipped within 5-10 days after the final adjustment is done to ensure that the painting has properly dried.


No returns or exchanges after the painting is finalized. All sales are final.

Portraits painting are not intended for commercial use. If you would like a painting for commercial use, please contact me directly. For any other special painting requests, please email me.

All price is subject to change without further notice


Paintings should not be hung in direct sunlight. Do not touch the oil painting surface with your fingers.



Hi, my name is Em. I’m a stay-at-home mom of three boys, a foster mom, a wife, and a Christian. I have my BA in Fine Arts and Design from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. Painting helps me slow down, pause, and feel peace within. I love to paint both realistic portraits and abstract compositions. Oil is my preferred medium for painting, although I sometimes enjoy using acrylic.

Painting is a very personal creation. I believe this artistic gifts are a gift from God, and my faith is a big part of the work I do. I try to use my art to express images and messages that agrees with my faith and religious identity.

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Pet portraits are also available. Feel free to email me or message me here


“God calls us to do everything for His glory” 1 Corinthians 10:31