The Perfect Christmas Gift- A Custom Parade Portrait

Have you been looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one? For yourself? For your parents? Well you're in luck!

I am offering a sale on my commissioned Parade Portraits, just in time for Christmas.
SALE - 10% OFF

There's one catch...

You must place your order by October 15th 
to guarantee a December 15th delivery

What is a Julie Olson Custom Parade Portrait?

     An 11x14 (or longer depending on number of people portrayed) hand drawn and hand painted depiction of children or an entire family which actually will look like the person. Optional free inclusions: Family name or motto banner, items of interest for each person, specific items of clothing depicted. 

What does it cost?

     I AM OFFERING 10% OFF  FOR THE FIRST 7 CUSTOMERS. The cost is USUALLY $350 for up to 4 people in a portrait. Each additional person is $50 and pets are $25. Each person in the portrait gets 1-2 objects to be depicted along with the rendering of the person if desired. 
     To get started on your portrait, I only require 25% down. The rest isn't due until I deliver the final painting to you.

How do I order?
  1. email:  jujubeeillustrations (at) gmail  with PARADE PORTRAIT REQUEST in the subject line
  2. subject of email: include names and ages of people to be depicted and hobby or interest or pose you'd like shown, and any special bonds/connections between people to be depicted (so I can place those people interacting with each other more. In addition, include your mailing or drop off address for delivery.
  3. attachments to email: send 2 photos of each person, one of their head and neck only with a smile on their face, in profile, and the other of a side profile view their full body frozen in a walking position if possible (in particular clothing if you want that depicted). Send any pictures of items you'd like included.
  4. I will respond with a paypal invoice for the down payment and a confirmation message 
  5. I will draw paint and deliver your custom work of art by December 15th!

I am able to work easily with anyone from anywhere in the world.


This was done for a family before their last child was even born (in the womb) so I was able to incorporate the baby anyway
This was done a couple years ago for an older couple of their 9 children from old photographs from around 1982. Great gift for the parents or grandparents.
This was a portrait that included the children's favorite things and even their pets (see above for the big discount on pet pricing)

The dad that commissioned this portrait for his wife was able to send me pictures of each of their favorite toys to include and even requested specific items for each child to be wearing.

This family Parade Portrait was completely painted off of old family photos to depict their family at the young stage of life. These parents are now grandparents with grown children and cherish the memory of their time growing together.

The mom of these three girls bought herself a mother's day present last year and loved the results. 

This Parade Portrait included the parents and was done for the family after the father passed away too early in life as a final family portrait...They were never able to get one done after their baby was born before he passed so I was honored to create this for them.

I include the children's interests in the portrait as well. As you can tell, this was one soccer loving family.

Again, another portrait including the parents and their 6 beautiful children with the inscription, families are forever, painted underneath.

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