* Expert in Custom Oil Portraits. Hand-Painted in USA *

Miami, Florida · 245 Sales


* Expert in Custom Oil Portraits. Hand-Painted in USA *

Miami, Florida 245 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   You will LOVE my Art and Customer Care. I am Offering 2 Payments My lead time right now is 4-7 weeks. Send me your photos and ideas so we can start a conversation.

❂ All my artwork used on my website is Copyrighted and may not be downloaded or used without permission"
/// Please be aware of cheap fees/prices from "artists" on Etsy and Internet /// Sorry, not real paintings :(


Last updated on May 20, 2017

You will LOVE my Art and Customer Care. I am Offering 2 Payments My lead time right now is 4-7 weeks. Send me your photos and ideas so we can start a conversation.

❂ All my artwork used on my website is Copyrighted and may not be downloaded or used without permission"
/// Please be aware of cheap fees/prices from "artists" on Etsy and Internet /// Sorry, not real paintings :(

Marlene Kalts

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Marlene Kalts

Deposit 50% Amy / Family of Three
Private listing for Lana. Mom and Baby
Reserved Deposit for Sharath / Mom and Twins
Private listing for Amy. UNC Family
Reserved Balance for Kit / Four Children
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

pfahlertlj on May 7, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

OMG the reproduction of my grandmother's photo is . Marlene is the best ever. THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH!!!

Andrea Larkin

Andrea Larkin on May 6, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Truly talented- so pleased with the painting! Beautiful!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

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✿ "For as long as I can remember, every spare second of time I have been painting. Before I knew what that really became obvious that painting portraits was clearly my life’s work and passion. It’s been a beautiful obsession to paint memories and make people happy. Most of my customers tell me emotional stories that really touches my heart.

- I do not engage most in Social Media for lack of time but...most of my customers are repeated buyers or from word of mouth.


1. I will provide you with excellent customer care from the beginning you contact me until the end.

2. I will provide you with suggestions, advise, ideas and great communication to make perfect portrait.

3. I am a Real artist who paint from scratch. The old fashion way..."paint brush on hand." That is why my fees are a bit higher. Hand-Made in in beautiful Miami, Florida.

4. I use the finest quality materials: High quality oils on 100% cotton canvas.

5. " I will provide you with a Photo Montage Composition-proof BEFORE I start painting based on your ideas. Once you approve it, I will start painting.

6. I will send you photos when your portrait is 95% complete. Of course! You can make any changes or alterations at this point. I will NOT ship until you are happy.

7. I delicately pack all paintings inside safe materials before I ship it to you. All rolled in a safe box. Sometimes I add a special touch by wrapping painting in satin fabric with a delicate bow.

8. I provide US priority shipping to domestic addresses and priority mail with tracking information. For International shipping, is a reasonable fee of $49.

9. I offer excellent customer care and we will always update you and keep you informed on the process.

I art...YOUR PORTRAIT... will be a heirloom piece of art that will last for generations.

Email: facesandportraits [!at]


Shop members

  • Marlene

    Owner, Artist, Creator

    Marlene is the Artist. She paints all portraits with immaculate care and sensitivity. She really captures every clients´ wishes on every request. Besides painting, she enjoys reading, swimming and cooking. She has two children, ages 25 and 23.

  • Denise

    Photographer, Designer

    Denise is Marlene´s daughter. She is a professional photographer. She takes most of our photos. She also works as a photographer at a family-advertising agency. She is studying to be a Paramedical-Dermatology Esthetitian. She has a Cat called Salem.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 16, 2017
You will be absolutely delighted with my work.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I guarantee my artwork at 100% after you approve painting.

• PAYMENT OPTIONS: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover.

-I offer Etsy Gift Cards
1. After you have approved painting, I will proceed to ship it delicately-rolled on protected materials.
2. I use USPS Priority mail and will send you tracking number immediately after I ship your painting.
Refunds and Exchanges
I love happy customers and guarantee my work at 100%.
Once you approve portrait, I will proceed to ship it and send you shipping information.

***Since all orders are custom made, and with many hours refunds can be made after portrait has been approved on final painting. The good thing is that I will NOT deliver until you are happy.

If painting gets damage during shipping transition, please send me photos of damaged product and I will replace portrait.
Additional policies and FAQs

The secret is that there is NO secret. I mostly paint Realism or Hyper Realism...and every painting is a big challenge. My method/technique of painting is the Grid Method which has been used for centuries for old master artists. I paint real portraits.

Here are 2 videos to show my old-fashion technique:

I am old fashion. I do NOT accept to paint anything related to sexual postures, breast uncovered, nudes, big tattoos, registered brands on clothes, racism, vulgar-couple-kisses and bad resolution photos. I embrace children and families.


Easy. Send me 1-5 of your high resolution photos and what you have in mind so I can give you my personal advise. You can send them via Etsy or to: facesandportraits [!at]

Yes! I am very flexible to change anything at no extra cost. I can change backgrounds, incorporate other persons, change colors, etc. I am use to that. Once I receive your photos, I will send you ideas of backgrounds and other changes for you to consider and my editor will prepare a photo-montage for your approval BEFORE I start painting.

After you have approved photo-montage, I will start painting. You will hear from me in about 3 were I will send you painting at 95% done. You can make any changes at this point or approve it.
I will NOT deliver until you are 100% happy.

When you approve your portrait, please give me a considerable amount of time (8-10 days) for painting to dry completely. I will then proceed to ship it and send you shipping information.

Of course. The sky is the limit. If you need a special size, send me your dimensions and I will quote if for you or I will advise you which is the best size for your photo.

Yes! Of course. I will give you a discount.

All of my paintings will be shipped rolled since shipping is very expensive. I can then send you ideas on Frames.

"Creating a Dialogue is a must." No more than four business hours. You will always be my priority and will always be informed.

Yes, it is true. My fees are higher than most artists on Etsy etc., as I paint real paintings from scratch.
"Please be aware of counterfeit-cheap artists...specially from Asia/China, or from sellers who do "not place their country of origin at the very top". Usually they use a procedure in were they paint on top of photos. Please be aware and they are not real.

Let me create a dialogue! You can write me via Etsy or directly to my email:
facesandportraits [!at]

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" I just received the painting yesterday, and it is so very beautiful. I love everything about it, and I feel like you captured my daughter's inner and outer beauty in an unforgettable setting. I am eternally grateful."
Tiffany Barry (Etsy)

"I had BPP paint a picture of my dog Rocky for Mother's Day and I was beyond pleased with the way it turned out. She was great to work with and made sure the picture was the way I wanted it before she finalized it. My dad and I were just too excited to wait until Mother's Day so we gave it to her and early! My mom cried when she saw Rocky's portrait. Marlene did such a wonderful job. We were very pleased with her beautiful work!"
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"I wanted to surprise my wife with an everlasting painting from our wedding for Valentines Day. I went to Etsy to look around and man it was a difficult decision, so many artists to choose from. I saw Bella Posh Portrait and every painting was better than other. I reached out to the team and told them of my dimensions and timing. They were willing to work with me and make it possible that I recieve the item before Valentines day. I was super excited for the item and Marlene was always updating me with details and timing. I attached a before and after and you can see how amazing it looks. I love the attention to detail put into the painting and the realism it portrays. I absolutely loved the painting and how well it was. When I showed it to my wife she absolutely LOVED it. I am so happy with the decision of going with Bella Posh.
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"Gorgeous paintings, one of my daughters and the other of our family in Paris! Very life- like with very intricate detail... Great communication all throughout the process!!!"
Karrie W. (Etsy)
Mount Sanai, NY

"I am very happy with the painting I ordered. I sent a picture of what I wanted replicated, I was sent a price and time frame of what to expect right away. Exactly according to the time schedule, I received a picture of the completed painting asking for approval. It looked good so i proceeded with the final payment. When I received the painting several days later, it was safely packaged in a hard tubing. I unrolled the canvas and it was exactly what I was looking for. I would definitely order from this shop again."
Three times Customer
Jamie J.
Countryside, IL

"The painting of my daughter turned out fabulous. I was shocked by the attention to detail and will cherish it for years to come." Thanks
Las Vegas, NV

"What I got was a very impressive painting. Frankly, I was speechless. The process was very efficient."
Enzo Poleriamo
Miami, Fla
Shipped to Italy

I absolutely love my painting! Emma did such a wonderful job and was easy to work with.I can't wait to have more paintings done and highly recommend their work!!!
Erica Davis (Etsy)

3 times Ordering
Absolutely beautiful and a wonderful experience in commissioning the piece. I am so delighted - thank you Marlene.

Amazing portrait and wonderful ladies to work with. Highly recommended- thank you so much
Lynn Chern (Etsy)

I wanted to have a custom portrait done of my brother and father to give to my brother as a Christmas present. I contacted the shop and they responded quickly and were honest with regards to my photo choices – they were from the 1970s. The company kept me informed with regards to the status of the painting. When it arrived it was everything I wanted and more! I was so happy with the end result! The artist captured the very essence that was my dad and matched the picture perfectly! My brother was blown away and absolutely loved it. I will remember this shop for Christmas next year and in the future for a portrait of my own. They are amazing! Choose this shop and you won't be sorry!  Thank you for making mine and my brother's Christmas one to remember. :)
Katie Caro (Etsy)

The painting we ordered came out PHENOMENAL! It was everything we could of imagined. This painting was for my father-in-law and he absolutely loved it. The painting of his dog was exactly like the picture taken. It was simply amazing to see the photo expressed in a beautiful piece of art work. I would recommend this artist 100 times over! My father-in-law had the painting hung in less than a day. It made us so thankful to have found Marlene and her company on Etsy. It truly made for a memorable Christmas gift. Thank you so much!!! We LOVED the painting and so did my father-in-law. Best thing we could have asked for.
Amanda McNulty (Etsy)

The painting of our little girl turned out better than we expected. It is beautiful. We will cherish it forever. We will definitely be purchasing from you again. Thanks Bella Posh Portraits.
Specher Family
Jacksonville, Fl

"My husband bought this oil painting of my grand children for my birthday. I love it. Thank you for doing a great job."
Deena Clarke
Marietta, GA

"Painting is terrific just as I imagined it. I have taken it to be framed, should have it back at the end of the month. The colours and emotion put into creating it make one realize that the artist possesses a gift bestowed on so few of us. I shall as soon as time permits order more. Framed photo will be forwarded soonest.
Liza Whitbeck,
South Australia."

The custom portrait that Marlene painted of my daughter is absolutely beautiful and we will treasure it for many years. The customer service and communication back and forth was A+, and I highly recommend using these portrait artists! They were quick and timely, and sent me a photo to proof before finishing the painting. Thank you Girls.
Katherine J.
Morristown, NY

"The painting has arrived and a huge THANK YOU for taking the time to make the amendments! My husband was so impressed he immediately said " right, what else can we ask them to do "? It looks fantastic and I can't wait to get back to Spain (on Sunday) to install it in its frame.
Adriano Vitteri,

"I have used these precious artists for a second time, and both times I was very satisfied with the end result. The work that goes into these paintings is clearly top notch. Every detail of the original photo we submitted was captured. The style we choose for the painting was also spot on. In addition to the great quality, the customer service is superb and very responsive. I would without doubt recommend them.
Marianne Olsen,
Houston TX."

The painting is absolutely beautiful!
Thank you so much! It's perfect and just love it. Thank you again for your patience and professionalism.  I already have a couple of ideas for Christmas.
Thank you again.
Marianna Valenzuela.

"Happy, Happy, Happy is all I can say. Thank you BPP.
Sylvia Meridas.
Costa Rica."

Received my painting. I am very pleased and blessed. My sister Julia is going to order one soon.
Alexandra Benavidez,
Guatemala, Central America.

Thank you BPP once again. I received my painting. I did not received it on time for Mother`s Day but I understand that I made a lot of changes..but it was worth the wait. Do you still have the 15% discount?
Zory Alfonsini
Key Biscayne, Miami, Fla."

A big thank you for the effort to ship my painting to my daughter in Africa. She will be very happy.
Laura for Missionary Daughter in Africa."

Gracias por toda la ayuda y guìa que me diò. Yo se que la hice esperar mucho con las fotos pero gracias a usted pude poner en el dormitorio de mis hijas gemelas, su retrato. La recomendarè definitivamente.
Madeline Anderson
Coral Gables, Fla."

Just wanted to send you a little note to thank you so much for my painting. I will post your info at the Equestrian Association. "Caballero, my Horse" will be my lifetime memory for my family.
Annika Stauffuer,
Hautenberg, Germany"

Easy too work with. Gorgeous work. Will recommend.
Leigh Bongiorno
Mount Sinai, NY

I just admire you guys for the knowledge and patience you had with me. I am so happy with my painting. It brought tears to my eyes. Five starts for you all.
Nany Asturias.
Key Biscayne, Miami.

Thank you so much for my painting. For months I could not find a good (Mary, mother of God ) painting and you helped me find it! We have placed it on our conference room and placed your business cards in a little basket.
Leonela Sagastume
Madrid, España

THE portrait IS DIVINE. I will frame it tomorrow and send you a photo.Thank you for all. I had to pay extra xxx Euros for customs but it was worth it.
I am very very happy. My daughters were impressed.
Aida Sinibaldi,
Madrid, Spain.

Thank you for communicating within a timely fashion as well as making minor modifications to my nose:-). The drawing is beautiful and worth sincere thanksgivings to the artist. Sending kind words of thanksgiving all the way from Tennessee:-)!"
Ron Williams

I had an oil painting done of my niece for my brother and sister-in-law. It is absolutely amazing and I will be back to have more paintings done. Thank you so much for creating a memory they will never forget!
Alessandra Sanchinelo.
New York

"When my wife saw the painting she cried tears of joy.It is the exact image of my late daughter. We are eternally grateful to BPP and of course the artist herself.
God Bless you.."
Ricardo Abategionanni
Brooklin, NY

"Portrait came out terrific. What a wonderful job the artist did. We love it and so did the recipient of the painting. Good job."
Simone Arriguetti
Manhattan, NY

"Very nice reproduction of my photo. Excellent communication and cooperation when a slight modification was needed. I would recommend this company to others and will probably have another done for myself. Thanks a million."
Rich Montelione
New Jersey, NY

"I was so amazed when I received my painting. At first I couldnt believe what I saw, it was so beautiful. It was breath taking. I loved it very very much and I am very satisfied. Thank you so much. I got so many compliments with that painting, everyone loves it .Once again thank you soooo muchhh!! Service is great.."
Natalie Brown
Saint Augustin, Fla

"The oil painting was for my daughter's Mame (grandmother) for her bday/xmas it was very beautiful and touching gift. The turn around time was amazing and the oil painting was 100% class, would and will continue to use for future gifts."
Heather Brown
Fort Lauderdale, FL

"Brilliant service. I had tried an Australian website offering a similar service first and the customer service was terrible. I really like the way Bella Posh Portraits kept you fully informed of the status and that I can ask anything at any point to Marlene. The feedback process was easy and the changes requested made quickly and efficiently. The final painting is outstanding and I am very pleased.
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Houston, Tx