If you want to mark a special occasion or create memories of your family, commission a portrait with Paint Your Life. Perfect for Christmas gifting.

Stumped as to what to gift your loved ones this Christmas? The unique, personalised and hand-painted portrait service offered by Paint Your Life allows you to upload your photos and watch them be transformed into high-quality hand-painted portraits by real artists.

It’s not just world leaders, kings and queens who can commission a portrait these days. This privilege has been democratised and made available to all by the clever people at Paint Your Life. So if you fancy an oil painting of your family or someone special in your life, a charcoal drawing of your kids or a treasured pet, be sure to bookmark this website. If you want to gift a family member something truly original this year, Paint Your Life is forever, not just for Christmas and when the painting is unwrapped, there won't be a dry eye in the house.

What’s Paint Your Life about?



Paint Your Life is all about capturing memories with its hand-made portraits, those important people in your life that you want to put down to posterity. Working from photographs, its portfolio of talented artists bring your commission to life, creating the ultimate layout and personalised work of painting or drawing.

How to commission a portrait from a photo



The process is very simple, taking you through the various steps from selecting the template of your subject based on the number of sitters or object (pet/house/landscape), the medium you prefer, which could be oil, watercolour, charcoal, pencil, acrylic and so on. It's then time to pick an artist and you have the option to choose one yourself or leave Paint Your Life to select the artist best suited to the subject matter. If you’re interested to see how the painting comes together, you can request a personalised video.

Custom art



Upload your photograph or the artist can create your personalised art from multiple photos. At this stage, you can ask the artist which layout might work best. All the while, you can tweak how the work of art will look with unlimited revisions and online proofing. Prices start at £169 for a one person portrait, 20x25 cm and with the exclusive GWG discount below, the prices can be even lower.

To make the job even easier, Paint Your Life will frame your picture so it’s ready for gifting. It takes a mere twelve days for your hand-painted portrait to be delivered, with free UK p&p. And Paint Your Life offers 100% of your money back if you’re not satisfied.

Special offer



GWG readers can enjoy £50 off their order, quoting code GOODWEB50. This offer is valid until 31st March 2022.

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To give an idea of the styles on offer, we've chosen three options of personalised art and what you can achieve using Paint Your Life's services.

Oil painting




Watercolour painting




Charcoal drawing




The most emotional gift to give this Christmas



Paint Your Life, with its talented team of makers, portrait artists, designers and developers, strives to make the customer experience seamless and that they succeed in. All that is left now, is for you to try the service and make someone’s day this Christmas.

By Team GWG
October 2021