A Fine Likeness

Commissions and Creations from the Heart



commissioning a portrait

How It Works


Get in Touch

Let’s talk about what (and who) you might want in a portrait and when you’d like it to arrive. Hit the Contact Page to get started.

Select an Image

If you aren’t sure what might look best, we’ll work together to find the perfect shot. I can also create one portrait from separate images. It’s very helpful if you have little ones or furbabies who are impossible to capture together!



I Get Busy

How long a piece might take depends on what’s to be in the portrait. I’ll keep you in the loop with regular updates and views of the work in progress.

Enjoy your Artwork!

Once your new art is ready, it will be sent to you or to your loved one. And I can make prints for you to share with family and friends!

Happy Clients

“This portrait looks stunning on our dining room wall with black and white photographs of Roo’s grandmothers! The spread is elegant and the drawing truly pops with life, so much more than any photograph can. The loving attention of the artist means every stroke of the pencil adds to the emotional depth of the piece, and captures the unique expression we loved to see on our child’s face at that age.

Lori is easy to work with. She communicates clearly at all times and delivers exactly what she says when she says she will.”


Extended Family

“OMGOSH!! I cried when I saw her, she is beautiful. Cheyanne loves it too. Thank you just isn’t enough to say how grateful I am.

I love that you included the step by step too. I have fallen more in love with this!! Thank you and your amazing talent!”

Heather S.

Adoring Mommy

“I know it sounds silly, but when I look at this portrait, it’s like he’s always with me. I touch the picture whenever I pass it and tell him that I love him. The picture is very precious to me.”
Diane N.

Loving Mother

“Omgosh, it’s gorgeous! You did an outstanding job. I can’t thank you enough.”

Stefanie R.

Excited Furmom


From our baby beginnings, we love to look at faces. What we see can comfort and inspire us.

My art sets out to capture the emotions and expressions of faces we love, especially faces that are no longer with us, or furry friends that make us smile. I want to offer a Presence, so that people may always feel the love in sight of their portrait.

Our studio is located in Stoneham, Massachusetts.

Email: afinelikeness@gmail.com