Unique Gifts - Custom Paintings & Original Art Prints

Illinois, United States · 180 Sales


Unique Gifts - Custom Paintings & Original Art Prints

Illinois, United States 180 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Custom pet portraits, custom home portraits, personalized family trees and original art prints for home decor and make great gifts!


Custom pet portraits, custom home portraits, personalized family trees and original art prints for home decor and make great gifts!

Colleen Stuber

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Colleen Stuber


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5 out of 5 stars

kristaelizabethmay1 on Sep 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love her work! This is the 2nd painting I ordered from her

Haley Wheeler

Haley Wheeler on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Colleen painted a picture of my parents' house, which I gave to them as a gift. They absolutely loved it. Colleen was great to work with. She communicated with me in a timely manner, and completed my painting in plenty of time even though I needed it pretty quickly. The painting looks just like the house. She is very talented. Also I asked her to not paint as many trees in front of the house (the photographs I sent her had a lot of trees) in order to see the house better in the painting, and she did a great job with that as well. I would highly recommend buying a painting from Colleen!!

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Artist, Architect, and Craft Junkie

I have always loved creating things and making art. I grew up in a family of artists and I was no exception. I explored this ability in college where I studied Studio Art at the University of Iowa. I delved into everything from sketching, painting, sculpture, art history and digital design. I then went on to get my masters degree in Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I currently work as a licensed Architect at a large firm downtown Chicago. I still find time to sharpen my drawing and painting skills among other local artists at the Palette & Chisel Academy of Art in the Gold Coast of Chicago. I still have the urge to fulfill my need of creating on the side for friends and family, so I've decided to do something about it!

It all started with a good friend of mine that didn't have the easiest life growing up and was anxious to get married and start a family of her own. For her wedding gift, I wanted to give her something more personal that would signify her new life with her new husband and their bright future together. Something that would grow with time and serve as a reminder that she has made that dream of her own family happen.

I created a family tree for her and her husband to fill in over time with the names of their children that she now displays in the foyer of her beautifully transformed home.

It was such a hit with all of our friends that it has become tradition for me to make a different tree for each of my sorority sisters as they have gotten married over the last few years.

That urge to create has grown as I've seen the joy and sentiment that is attached to the personal, custom paintings for friends and family, so I'm expanding that enjoyment to you.

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  • Colleen Stuber

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am an artist, designer and Architect from Chicago, IL. I have always loved making things as gifts and many of my friends have come to expect something hand made from me. These are some examples of those things that I now want to make for you!

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Last updated on November 20, 2013
Welcome to GIldLeaf! I hope you enjoy my original paintings and prints as much as I enjoy creating them!

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I accept PayPal, credit cards and Etsy gift cards.
Items are shipped through US Postal Services. Prints will ship within 1-3 days of payment receipt and custom paintings will ship within 1-2 weeks. I also provide insurance and tracking on all packages. I will send you a message once shipped with an estimated arrival and your tracking number.

I will try my best to ship your purchase out to you as soon as possible, packaged with care to ensure that there is no damage to the item during shipping. If you need an item by a specific date, please let me know and I can expedite your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
I accept refunds and exchanges and I am more than willing to work with you to make changes to custom paintings.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am always open to custom paintings and drawings! Please contact with me with specific information and/or photos of what you would like and I will quote a price.