"Hi Jerry, just wanted you to know that my son
LOVED the painting!! He hung it above the fireplace in his suite at the
lodge, threw a cocktail party so everyone could see and admire. His big
birthday was fantastic, 200 people at a sit down dinner, Macy Gray to
entertain, and your painting lit up on an easel!! Wonderful. Our many
Adele and Roger, and Gary too
You sir, are truly a
blessed individual, & I am so lucky to have found you. This painting is
AWESOME!!! I envisioned in my mind when I decided to do this how this would
turn out, and you have more than exceeded my expectations. Unfortunately I'm
at work so I can't sit & stare at it all day. Taking it to a frame shop
later today. Will let you know how everyone likes it (gotta keep it in
hiding until first Sunday in October). Once again, a thousand time over,
Arthur G. Pugh
"Jerry, It just came. Oh my God, it is
spectacular, I can't believe how beautiful it is. Thank you oh so very very
much. Words can't express how much I appreciate this. Everyone here at work
can't believe how beautiful it looks, and the frame looks better in person
then on the internet. I thank you so much from the very bottom of my heart.
Thank you and I will never forget this."
Masterpiece!!! Words cannot even describe the thrill of seeing your
portrait of the children. It is the most beautiful work of art that we have
ever seen. You captured every single detail of our adorable grandchildren.
I did not see the portrait until it was framed and it brought me to tears.
It was just like having them in the same room with us. My daughter was
absolutely thrilled and very, very, surprised!!!
It was truly a
Christmas present that will be cherished all the years of her life. No one
in the family knew that we were having the portrait done, so it was quite a
surprise to everyone. Thank-you so much for caring enough to work with
every detail to make this the most memorable Christmas that we have ever
Your work is
certainly the best we have ever seen. We will never be able to thank you
enough for the many, many days and hours that we know you spent perfecting
this portrait for our family to enjoy for years to come. You certainly made
all of our dreams of a perfect Christmas come true. You are truly a
wonderful artist and we are very blessed to be able to have one of your
portraits in our family.
Thank you again.
Your masterpiece will be treasured for years to come. Thank-you for making
our Christmas one we will always remember and cherish."
"I just wanted to
let you know Ron's reaction to seeing Maddy's beautiful portrait. To put it
simply, he cried. He couldn't help himself. He was so touched that I had
it done for him and he was so awed by the beautiful work that you did. We
both think the realism is so amazing that it looks like Maddy will walk
right out of the picture. Thank goodness we still have her and don't need
that!! :-) Anyway I just wanted to thank you again for your superb work."
"Dennis loved the
portrait and so did the rest of the family. As soon as I saw it framed I
just about fainted. It was beautiful. Dennis loved the background color,
said he could not imagine it being any other color. I guess I was just
nervous not knowing what his reaction would be. I had a house full of
company all day today, it was admired by all. Thank you for helping to make
my Christmas gift giving such a success."
"YOU ARE THE
MAN! The portrait looks fantastic! George looks like himself after a good
nights sleep and I look as I want to remember myself--at that time, in that
place, with George. I am absolutely thrilled with the changes that you have
made. And the initiative you took to perfect the portrait for canvas are
just what we needed to really make it an outstanding portrait. I am very
excited and grateful.
You are an absolute creative genius!
Our portrait is awesome, even
better than I expected."
"Hi again! I just
wanted to let you know that we now have the framed portrait hanging in our
living room. It really does look fantastic!! We love it, and Clint is so
proud of it! Tomorrow we have our large extended family gathering at our
house, so everyone will be seeing it for the first time. I feel very happy
that I was able to give my husband something for Christmas that makes him
feel so proud of his accomplishments. Thank you for such a beautiful gift at
a price that I could afford to pay!! We will always treasure it."
"What a wonderful
painting! I want to thank you for an exceptional portrait of my wife. You
capture her in a way that we will always cherish."
"We received the
portrait on Saturday. We are in LOVE. I'm taking it today to have it
framed. Thank you so much. Now I'm thinking about a portrait of Jimmy with
his two English Setters, Joe and Montana. Again, thanks. I look forward to
meeting you one day. We have neighbors and good friends that are moving to
"Gosh! It is
fabulous! You should see it after getting framed. Thank you so much for
your great work."
I am so happy with
this painting, I can't begin to tell you. The painting is beautiful. I've
printed out a copy to show to our executive committee at next week's
meeting. I've forwarded it to his father for further approval. You are a
genius! Thank you, thank you! Big hug. Not only do you do spectacular
work, you have a spectacular soul. Thank you,
"Jerry my husband
was totally overwhelmed. He was speechless for about 30 seconds and just
smiled with this look of joy and happiness. He turned to me finally and
said, "this is so cool I never would have thought of this. I love you".
Then he couldn't take his eyes off of it. And me, I was overjoyed with his
happiness. After thousands of dollars on jewelry, leather coats, and
clothes (which he doesn't wear being military), I finally gave him something
that he really loves and the proof was all over his face. Thank you Jerry."
"Jerry, received the
portrait. WOW! Absolutely wonderful. It is truly amazing
how it turned out. I am so pleased with it. I know my father will cherish
this forever. I will let you know his reaction. Again, thank you so much
for the work. I will be sure to pass your name on to those who are
interested. I look forward to doing business with you again in the
"Well as I expected,
the portrait was the hit of the party. My mother started to cry when I
presented it to her. It really is a beautiful likeness of my parents.
Thank you again."
"I just wanted you
to know my mother loved the portrait. She said she has never had a nicer
gift then that. It made her cry. Thanks again."
"Jerry, Yesterday afternoon I had
Lori come in with her eyes closed, while I was holding Macie. When she
opened her eyes she immediately burst into tears. She could not stop
crying. This actually went on for about ten minutes. She loved it and
could not believe it. There is no question it will be the best Mother's
Day gift I ever give her. Well, until we have our next child. So,
hopefully you'll be hearing from me in a couple of years. Thanks again for
all your guidance and work on this amazing and special piece of art. It
will be cherished always. Thanks again,"
"I received the portrait yesterday and
wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can't wait for everyone
to see it. It is absolutely breathtaking. I'm glad I went with a bigger
size. Thanks for the advice. When you sent me the finished picture online I
was thrilled and it looked great but it really didn't do it justice. Seeing
the real thing is really spectacular. I can't express my gratitude enough.
Words cannot tell you how truly thankful I am to you for having been able to
capture this special moment in Isabella's life so beautifully. I will make
sure to recommend you to everyone. And I know after seeing the picture
everyone will want to know where I had it done. Thank you again. I look
forward to having more portraits done in the future."
"The portrait was amazing!!! Rich's family
was overjoyed as was the rest of us who came to know him. The quality of
the work you did was second to none...and go figure to find you on the
internet to boot!!! Thank you for taking the time and putting forth
the obvious effort to complete the day for us and provide us with something
"Not a day goes by that I do not look at,
and enjoy this portrait. This was a once in a lifetime expense that I would
endure, and have found it to be worth every penny spent. There is not a
single picture hanging in my house that I enjoy as much as I do this one. I
want to thank you for a wonderful family keep sake."
Denise C. Canter
"We can not tell you how much we LOVE the
portraits of Madison! As you said, they are more beautiful in person.
Thank you for helping us to make this a most special Christmas gift and
hopefully, we will have several more in the near future to order. You are
the BEST deal around...that's for sure and you make it so easy. Thanks
"Received the portrait today! IT IS GORGEOUS!
She looks like she could walk off the canvas! I am sure my wife will just
be speechless when I give this to her! I will keep you updated on what
transpires on Christmas morning! Thank you again for making this a very
special Christmas for me, my wife, and Abby! I am sure this will become an
heirloom for Abby and for HER children to come!! I see this portrait
traveling down through generations to come!!"
"I do not have enough adjectives in my
vocabulary to tell you how wonderful, fabulous, perfect the portrait of our
kids is. I do not recall ever being so moved and crying so much for joy.
Thank you for helping make this a fabulous fifty for me."
wanted to take the time to say...WOW are you talented!!! It is SO beautiful
and my husband loved it ...........So , do you want to talk about doing a
photo of us?"
"My Mom almost fainted when she saw the
portrait; she cried and cried with happiness. Thank you again."
Karin Pafford Roland
"Well I'm back in the office. Hope your
holidays were great, and a happy new year to you. I know Amy sent you a
note. It was absolutely GREAT! When we gave the portrait to her she
actually started sobbing and kept saying it was the most beautiful thing she
ever saw. Simply perfect."
"The portrait arrived yesterday. Wow!
Even Better than expected. Thanks again,"
"Jerry, I just wanted
to drop you a line and let you know that our parent's
anniversary was this last weekend! They loved the oil portrait...I don't
think we have ever been able to pick a more perfect gift! Thank you so much
for all the hard work you put into the painting. I think
we found the one present that our parents would love...do love...and are
already showing off to all their friends!"
"I am writing just to personally thank you
for making this portrait. It looks just perfect and I am sure my parents
will be thrilled with it when they see the whole thing. I will definitely be
recommending your work to anyone I come across who is in need of a
you so much. I've received my painting and it's absolutely beautiful.
You've actually captured all 203 lbs. of my massive, lovable, drooling St.
Bernard - including all his freckles. My Saint always enjoyed playing in
the stream and getting wet. I must say your background water feature is
perfect. I had it framed immediately and he looks wonderful over our
fireplace. Thank You Again,"
"I just wanted to thank you for the
amazing portrait of my fatherís beloved cats. He was beyond thrilled when
he opened his gift Christmas morning. You caught each catsí individual
personality with such remarkable accuracy. Your patience and input during
the development process was truly wonderful. I would highly recommend your
services to anyone interested in turning a favorite picture into a wonderful
work of art to be handed down through the generations. My husband and I are
expecting our first child next year and I look forward to working with you
on our family portrait in the future."
"Its gorgeous!! So good I am almost afraid
to give it to my friend, as I know
his feelings will be mixed between
happiness and sadness as the picture is exactly Zakky. Thank you SO MUCH
for this, it is ABSOLUTELY GREAT!!"
"We just want to thank you for the
wonderful job that you did on the painting. My wife cried and I was so full
that I couldn't speak. Thank you for your patience and for allowing our son
to pay you in installments. We can hardly wait until we get it hung and can
show it off to all of our friends. I don't think either of us have stopped
talking about it. Wow, what a surprise. The frame really sets it off, how
did you do it. So much effort and thought. You are truly talented.."
the painting of CJ and I LOVE it!!!! I couldn't ask for a more precious
painting and his eyes are sooooo beautifully done. Thank you again for doing
this for us and I guarantee we'll be back for more :)"
"Jerry, the portrait is so beautiful -- I
cannot tell you how happy my boyfriend was -- his eyes started to well up !!
I think we will probably be contacting you again very soon for some more
portraits -- we have 5 dogs and 6 horses altogether!"
Jerry, I just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful portrait! I gave
it to my parents for their anniversary and they absolutely love it as does
everybody else who walks into the house! Thank you again for doing a great
"The portrait arrived! I haven't seen it
yet but I have heard from 3 sisters and a brother and they were all so
complimentary and enthusiastic about the portrait. I have heard comments
regarding the captured expressions to the details of the license plate on
the carriage...Thank you so much. It is something our family will always
cherish. I also appreciated the expediency and the professionalism in which
you handled the completion and delivery with relatively short notice."
"I wanted to take a moment and thank you
for the portrait of Gus. The details are remarkable! You have certainly
captured his charm! We miss him terribly and this is a wonderful reminder
how much he was loved. Thank you again!"
"Well, it was worth the wait! Bob absolutely
loved the portrait and we both shed very emotional tears of joy. We didn't
want to spend a Christmas without our Ritzy Kitty and you brought her closer
to us. The computer images didn't do justice to the finished portrait. It
is amazing how you were able to capture their spirits and the little nuances
of their hair and bodies. They both look so beautiful. Thank you for such
a beautiful portrait. Best Wishes."
portrait arrived safe and sound on Friday and it is MAGNIFICENT!!!!. I
absolutely can not wait to give it to Pete. I showed it to Nikki and
she loves it. We can't wait to see it hanging over the fireplace.
Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into making this
something my family will treasure forever. I plan on recommending you
to everyone I know."
"Just wanted to let you know how much we
like the portrait you did of our dogs! You did a wonderful job of capturing
them from the pictures and everyone we've showed it to has been equally
impressed with your work. You have a real talent and we wish you all the
best in your continued work."
Dea & Oly Graham
"Just wanted to
thank you again for the portrait. We received it on Friday and I was so
excited I had to give it to my husband early. He loved it! He just stared
at it for 30 min. and kept saying how beautiful it was and I agree. It is
definitely something that we will always treasure. Thanks again and I know
we will be using you again in the future."
Matt and Heather Cochran
Trinh cried when she saw the portrait. Now, the portrait is properly
displayed in the master bedroom. Yvonne, our interior designer, and
Janet, our sister in law both cried as well. Iím sure crying is a women
thing since I and the three kids did not! Anyway, thank you for the fine
work! The portrait will increase in value as the years pass along
especially as the kids get older and begin living their own lives. We are
thankful you were able to freeze a time, a place, an experience that
reflects a happiness, a bond, a closeness that hopefully will last a
"First of all, we got it right when we got
back from Cancun - and we LOVE IT!!! Kelly got it mounted and framed in a
rich, thick, cherry frame. I was going to take a photo of it on our wall
and email it to you - might be later today or tomorrow - hopefully it's in
today. THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!! You're awesome! :)))"
Jerry, I got the portrait today, and
I LOVE IT!!!!
Thank you so much. It looks just like her, and you did a wonderful job.
Thank you for redoing it for me. You are a true professional, and I
appreciate your work very much."
"Jerry, Thanks again for the
wonderful portrait. My parents loved, my mom even cried. Everyone at the
party thought it was the best gift a person can give their loved ones. Its a
gift that will never be forgotten. Take Care."
"Jerry: Only a few people have seen
the painting so far, but everyone makes the same comments.....they can't
believe how "true to life" the three of us look, how you ever painted
something that realistic from a bunch of photographs, and how well the
colors in the painting and the frame compliment the rest of the room and
house. Thank you so much for taking the time to work with me on the
changes and details I requested during the preparation phase, and hope if
your travels ever bring you to Atlanta that you will do me the honor of
stopping by "Stepping Stone Farm" and visiting with your three grateful
Pamela A. Zoellner
LOVE LOVE the painting of the house. Hope to do business with you again
soon. Thank you!"
"Hi, the painting arrived today. It's simply
beautiful. Thank you for creating a life-sized portrait that will, for
generations, document my daughter's beauty and grace. I'm ever so grateful
we found you on the Internet!"
Everything was GREAT. He (Dr.Oju) was absolutely amazed not to mention all
of the alumni, staff, and students who were blessed by your work. You
really captured him. They have it on an easel at their home right now, but
he has reported that a rainbow shines across his forehead and hands every
morning. God is so amazing. The likeness was impeccable, every stroke
defined his features. Thank you for the rush job!"
"We just hung up the kids
and the portrait looks so beautiful, you do great work and we canít thank
you enough for capturing the moment, we will cherish it forever. Thanks for
everything and we have your number should our family and friends want to
have one made of their favorite picture. YOUíRE THE BEST!"
"I had to write to you to thank you for a
beautiful portrait that has made me extremely happy. I am a tax-preparer and
during the tax season I had many of my clients comment on how beautiful it
was. The dogs looked so life like that it made many go behind my desk to
take a double look at it to see that it was a portrait instead of a picture.
Many had dropped their taxes off and when picking them up after completion
had someone with them to look at the portrait praising and admiring every
stroke. Many had asked who had painted it and all I could say was Jerry
Schuster from North Carolina, I would appreciate a business card or where
studio is located. I can't say enough how you had portrayed all of us in the
portrait, Thank You again for such a beautiful portrait."
Alice J Bucher