Mixed-media collage artist Claudine Helmuth puts a quirky, creative spin on the traditional portrait. She mixes photographs, paper and paint to produce both her own images and custom portraits of children and families.
Her custom work lets you be part of the process and ranges from $45 to $435 depending on the size and materials. The work can be fully customized or be based on an existing work. Work can be done as flat sketches, mounted on canvas or even printed on greeting cards.
Claudine's website is chock-full of good things: free collage email postcards to send, originals and prints for sale, information on taking a collage workshop with her and information on buying her instructional books and dvds.