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"I am connected forever with my collectors."

 "See more of my paintings on the matted print page, as most of my work was created on commission for private collectors."
 

 

 

  

 This composition was created in memory of Erin Brandow who was my teenaged assistant and my friend before she died of cystic phybrosis. Her parents commissioned this with the understanding that they would not participate other than to request that the painting in some way would reflect our Erin.  They wanted to be surprised.

Every painting has a story, and this is no exception. I saved pages of letters that I wrote to Erin's family, outlining my feelings, experiences and inspiration while I worked on this project, all the while knowing they would treasure the process through my writing, once they had the painting in their home.

I chose to paint peonies because they represent Erin's home at the Jersey Shore. I named the color of the flowers "Erin Pink". The lavender Victorian vase with the pale yellow rose is a kiss for her amazing mother (a consummate collector or antiques). The pattern on pattern that you see in this composition was what Erin liked best about my bouquets. The Chinese jug in the foreground was also my cookie jar, and she thought it was The Best, and the angel in the background is actually the studio door-stop that she adored. I once told her that if she outlived me, it was hers!

Painting is an incredible experience. It's not easy, but it is what I love doing and I thank my lucky stars that I can. How else would I have opportunities with such special people that have made my life so much more than long?" SE

       


 
"Commissions are collaborations between the artist and the collector. Many artists do not like working like this. I adore it!. My work is very personal, and I like the interaction between myself and the people I am painting for. I also welcome the added dimension of beginning with a blank canvas and ideas, input, and inspiration from a source other than myself. It adds to the challenge and has kept my work very fresh and original.

Sometimes we start with a particular shade of blue or a grandmother's teacup or a gardenia from a wedding bouquet. Often a collector has a particular place they want a specific sized painting, or they are in the process of re-decorating or building and we work with blueprints and swatches and lighting plans.

Whatever the case, we begin by deciding upon the size of the canvas which determines the price. We discuss subjects and scale, sharing ideas, and then I begin my sketches. I work on the composition, connected all the while with my collector by telephone and mailings. I do a final drawing on the actual canvas and strike off a palette that I send my collector before I pick up a brush. It is an enormously creative process that most collectors have never experienced. It is a labor of love, and the reason I have spent the past fifteen years of my career doing almost nothing but paintings on commission. Most of the prints and posters featured on my web site are reproductions of commissioned paintings.

I am now accepting fewer commissions to make time for more writing and to create collections of paintings with a single theme that can be shown publicly. I intend to connect with a gallery that will feature a Sara Eyestone collection as well as connect me with collectors that I will paint for on commission. In the meantime, you can contact me directly. My telephone number is 800-663-3838.

I require a 50% deposit once we commit to the project, with the balance due when I finish. I will send you my price list and gladly answer any questions you may have when you call. Please keep in mind that there is a wait for my work. In the past it has been up to two years, but since I am taking on other directions and have not written as many commissions intentionally, my time is more flexible." SE

 

"I have recently been painting horses, which should not surprise you since I have been living in Texas for almost ten years now! My paintings are so life-like that I notice people actually reaching out to touch the nose. All of the equine portraits I am creating will be available as matted prints." 

 
 
Dear Sara,

Our paintings are wonderful – I can hardly wait to get my rug done to pull everything together. You are a genius!

Love you much, Larry and Joanne (Jasper)
 

  

 
 

 These three originals were commissioned by Joanne & Larry Jasper for their new home.  THE BLUE HERON VASE is a welcoming site on the main wall of their entrance, it is 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide and created with deep jewel toned colors.  The bird on the vase was painted from a photograph of a blue heron seen from their kitchen window.  The rose paintings are 3 feet square, and they are installed one above the other on a tall free standing living room wall.  The blossoms are from the Jasper's new garden.  Painting for the Jaspers was a breathtaking project.
 


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Sara Eyestone's original oil paintings are priced by the size of the canvas.  Please Contact the artist's office for a current price list. 1-800-662-3838.

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SELECTED COMMISSIONED OIL PAINTINGS

2006 A Portrait of Cameron, Dr. Carmen Mier
2006 It Was Such A Romantic Affair, Peter and Jennifer Eyestone
2006 Time After Time, Loyd and Bonnie Davis
2006 Music, Music, Music, Zelda Meneses
2006 South America, Robert and Virginia Brown 
2006 Guatemala, Robert and Virginia Brown
2005 New Mexican Cactus, Ann and Steven Greene
2005 Star and Emma, Carolyn Irraigi
2005 Perfect, Linda and Richard Brandow
2005 Santa Fe Bouquet, Jane Shreffler
2005 Hannah, Kara and William Petrus
2005 William, Kara and William Petrus
2005 The Way We Were: Liz Russ in 1946, Liz Russ
2005 Mother and Child, Molly and Robert Thomas
2004 Barnyard Roosters, Karen and Mark Cangiano
2004 Espanola Chickens, Kara and William Petrus
2004 Esperanza, Linda and Robert Kiolbassa
2004 Sentimental Journey, Nancy and William Malloy
2004 White Orchids, Ann Rice
2004 House and Garden Hydrangeas, Maria Hrycenko
2004 The Blue Heron Vase, Joanne and Larry Jasper
2004 New England Rose I, Joanne and Larry Jasper
2004 New England Rose II, Joanne and Larry Jasper
2004 Eternity, Sandra and Andrew D’Angelo
2004 San Antonio Madonna, Dr. Carmen Mier
2003 Under the Tuscan Sun, Alice and Leroy Horpedahl
2003 Bella, Betty H. Lamborn
2003 Once Upon a Time, Barbara and Alvin Schiavetti
2003 Pretty Bird, Laura and Samuel Oncea
2003 Gardenias, Regina Mackowitz
2003 On Quiet Waters, Anita Kraut
2003 Ann Uhr and Cheeta, JoBeth Hill
2003 Suzi Bloom, Henry Bloom
2003 Delicate as a Dream, Liz Russ
2002 Keepsakes, Kay Peterson
2002 Joy, Judy and Paul Noglows
2002 A Passion for Flowers, Dr. Jacqueline and Stephen Ackley
2002 Happily Ever After, Terry Crews
2002 Hydrangeas from Paris, Lydia and Jean Pierre Lair
2002 American Roses, Lydia and Jean Pierre Lair
2002 Autumn Elegance, Francis and Murray Tarkington
2002 Gorgeous, Dr. and Mrs. Brian Torpey
2002 Swan Lake, Dr. and Mrs. Brian Torpey
2002 Pink Jersey Rose, Dr, and Mrs. Brian Torpey
2002 Wild Jersey Rose, Dr. and Mrs. Brian Torpey
2002 White Jersey Rose, Dr. and Mrs. Brian Torpey
2001 Divine Fuchsia, Elizabeth and Irwin Vogel
2001 Beautiful, Elizabeth and Richard Anderson
2001 Chelsea Garden, Joanne and Andrew Readinger
2001 Greetings from San Antonio, Drs. Charles and Virginia Bowden
2001 Martha Stewart’s Peonies, Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Donald
2001 Water Dance, Sandra and Fredrick Singer
2001 Chelsea Garden Show, Sandra and Andrew D’Angelo
2001 Grace, Tracy Binkley
2001 Rhododendrons, Lisa and Francis Hayes
2001 Bella Tuscany, Jean Thompson
2001 Roses from Texas, Jean Thompson
2000 Red and Sexy, Colleen and William Hodge
2000 Spring Is In the Air, Walton and Claiborne Gregory
2000 Splendor, Marcia Harris
2000 Wedding Flowers from the Gardens at Princeton, Jacqueline and Mark Brahney
2000 Lipstick Hibiscus, Gloria and Fully Clingman
1999 Heart’s Desire, Gloria and Fully Clingman
1999 Tea in the Afternoon, Carol and William McClusky
1999 Hollyhocks and Iris, Maureen and Robert Oakes
1999 Chintz, Carol Griffith
1999 Petite Lilies, Joanne and Andrew Readinger
1999 Tres Hermanas Poppies, Jane and Thomas Paltrow
1999 On Lavender Waters, Ann Griffith Ash
1998 Roses and Orchids in a Quillan Blue Vase, Catherine Q. Russell
1998 Keepsake Roses I, Doris and Thomas DeLisa
1998 Keepsake Roses II, Doris and Thomas DeLisa
1998 Roses from the Garden of My Patron Saints, Dr. and Mrs. George Cowan
1998 Favorite Things, Jack, Jr. and James Williams
1997 Anniversary Bouquet, Ada McCartney
1997 Dutch Tulips, Dr, and Mrs. Gary Gross
1997 Swan Song, Dr. and Mrs. Alan Cohn
1997 French Chickens, Patricia and Eric Cole
1997 Velvet, BJ and Bumblebee Bob Weil
1997 Blushing Beauties, Mary Chamberlain
1996 Terra Cotta Garden, Judy and Paul Noglows
1996 Little Silver Water Lilies, Laura and Jeffrey Wallach
1996 The Fortune Teller’s Tablecloth, Maxine and Jack Leiner
1996 The Governor’s Garden Angel, Pamela and Michael Berg
1996 Magnolia from the Governor’s Garden, Betsy Ballentine Faught
1996 Portrait of Tish, Patricia Wright
1996 French Roosters, Jane Shreffler
1996 The Good Fortune Vase, Dr. and Mrs. Papanicolaou
1996 Summertime, Patricia and Robert Feeney
1996 Passion, Ann Ash
1996 Brocade, Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Donald
1995 Extravaganza, Virginia and John Winston
1995 Moonstruck, Jill and Douglas Widman
1995 Sammy, Antoinette Musorrafiti
1995 A Portrait of Virginia Winston, Virginia and John Winston
1995 Great American Water Lilies, Lindy and Herbert Freedman
1995 Three Little Birds, Angelina and Francesco Musorrafiti
1995 Bella Bella, Angelina and Francesco Musorrafiti
1995 Roses and Peonies from Paris, Kathy and Mark Caplan
1995 Garden Flowers in Limoges, Joan and Robert Lucky
1995 Anniversary Roses, Linda and Kevin Keating
1995 White Rose, Eileen and Anthony Lucarelli
1995 The Garden Gift, Earlene and Eric Klein
1995 Hydrangeas and Limoges, Stanis and Walter Mihm
1995 Hawaiian Fire Orchids, Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Don
1994 Another Day in Paradise, Liz and Harlow Russ
1994 Chelsea Cooper at My Studio, Linda and Richard Cooper
1994 Tea for Two, Virginia and John Pulverenti
1994 Masquerade, Eileen and Chris Dadlez
1994 Honeymoon at the Ritz, Elizabeth and Irwin Vogel
1994 Aloha, Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Wetstein
1994 The Enchanted Table, Dr and Mrs. De Fabio
1994 Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Virginia and Leonard Cuozzo
1994 As Time Goes By, Helen and Neil Wilson
1994 Carnival in Paris, Nicole Haydorn and Steven Merlin
1994 Carnival in Venice, Nicole Haydorn and Steven Merlin
1994 Carnival in Rio, Nicole Haydorn and Steven Merlin
1994 Carnival in New Orleans, Nicole Haydorn and Steven Merlin
1994 April in Paris, Joann and Richard Huff
1994 Fine Things, Tracy and Jason Meyer
1994 Wild Orchids, Helaine and Fredrick Stiftel
1993 I’ll Love You ‘Till the Cows Come Home, Pamela and Michael Berg
1993 Forever Silky, Pamela and Michael Berg
1993 Firecracker Zinnias, Lisa and Tyson Pritchard
1993 Red, Sara and James Beardsley
1993 Canyon Ranch, Michael Manville
1993 Paradise, Dr. Cynthia Stevens
1993 Garden State Bouquet, Judith Stanley
1993 Lilies at Water’s Edge, Nicole Haydorn and Steven Merlin
1993 The Daffodil Dance, Jacqueline Schluter
1993 Pink Tulips, Elizabeth and Richard Anderson
1993 Hollyhocks and Canterberry Bells, Dr. and Mrs. Alan Klein
1993 Country Zinnias, Jane Shreffler
1993 Rosey Roses, Dr. and Mrs. Richard Hoheb
1993 Somewhere In Time, Shanti Sen
1993 Brandywine Bouquet, Diane Deraska
1992 Pretty as a Picture, Lauren and Leonard Huttner
1992 Petals, Susan and Donald Syers
1992 The Centerpiece, Sharon and David Portman
1992 Coral Roses, Dr. and Mrs. Annan Swaroop
1992 Family Treasures, Nancy and Milton Hall
1992 Sweet Dreams, Virginia and Leonard Cuozzo
1992 Wedding Flowers with the Bluebird of Happiness, Carol and John Gallagher
1992 The Rainbow Garden, Bonnie Yawger
1992 Roses and Ripe Tomatoes, Mary and James Warshauer
1992 Winston and Clementine, Barbara and Michael Ginesi
1992 Flowers from West Park Avenue, Susan and Robert Winters
1992 Celebration, Dr. and Mrs. Tobias Husserl
1991 Jubilee, Caralyn and Douglas Stevens
1991 The Porcelain Collection, Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Cohen
1990 Ebony and Ashley from Paradise Valley, Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Rosenblum
1990 June, July, and August, Bay and Charles Schaffer
1990 Garden of Roses, Zelda and Bernard Levere
1990 Seashore Hydrangeas, Carol and Frank Monteforte
1990 Colors in Bloom, Kary and Daniel Grimes
1990 A Portrait of Harry, Roseanne and Harry Abrahamsen
1990 A Portrait of Gina, Juanita Lovett
1990 A Portrait of Pamela, Michael Berg
1990 Romance, Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Warshauer
1990 Metropolitan Arrangement, Sandra and Sidney Kuchin
1989 Winter, Stanis and Walter Mihm
1989 He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me, Rita and Mark Abrams
1989 These are the Colors I Dream In, Ellen Hufnagel
1989 Flowers of Distinction from Lexington Avenue, Janet and Peter Costanzo
1989 My Roses, Janet and Peter Costanzo
1989 Pretty Porcelains, Florence and Lloyd Pesco
1989 Dancing Magnolias, Louise and James Temerty
1989 The Flowerbox, Susan and Gilbert Levine
1989 Summertime on Ocean Avenue, Janice and Arnold Borinsky
1989 A Portrait of Jan Warshauer, Dr. Lewis Warshauer
1989 A Portrait of Elvira Michals, George Michals
1989 Tropics Galore, Janice and Frank Pescatore
1988 My Grandmother’s Garden, Nadia Molinko
1988 Pansies from Sunset Farms, Barbara and Michael Ginesi
1988 Lilies at River’s Edge, Stanis and Walter Mihm
1988 The Flower Market in Chelsea, Dr. and Mrs. Gary Gross
1988 Down at the Boardwalk, Dorothy and Steven Secol
1988 Tulips with Love, Renate and Rolf VonFintel
1988 There’s Nothing like Romance, Valerie and Tom Defalice
1988 Puttin’ On the Ritz, Sheila and Alvin Kasson
1988 The Good Life, Donald Kilgour
1988 A Portrait of Charlie of Bunker Hill, Karen and Mark Cangiano
1987 A Portrait of Reggie and Fletcher, Jane and William Marriott
1987 The Garden in Springtime, May and Earl Weidner
1987 Southwestern Spring, Maureen and Angelo Pisani
1987 Introducing Spring, Linda Belfer
1987 Beautiful Blossoms, Dr. Alan Fried
1987 Eden, Harold Kay
1987 Elegance, Robert Congdon
1987 Movie Star Tulips, Maxine and Jack Leiner

SELECTED CORPORATE COMMISSIONS

2003 Gulls I, Orthopedic Associates Surgical Center, Toms River, NJ
2003 Gulls II, Orthopedic Associates Surgical Center, Toms River, NJ
2003 The Swan, Orthopedic Associates Surgical Center, Toms River, NJ
2003 Jersey Lilies, Orthopedic Associates Surgical Center, Toms River, NJ
2000 Amethyst, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX
2000 Roses and Heavenly Hydrangeas, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
2000 San Antonio Rose (Pink), St. Luke’s Baptist Women’s Hospital, San Antonio, TX
2000 San Antonio Rose (Bud), St. Luke’s Baptist Women’s Hospital, San Antonio, TX
2000 San Antonio Rose (Pale), St. Luke’s Baptist Women’s Hospital, San Antonio, TX
2000 San Antonio Rose (Red), St. Luke’s Baptist Women’s Hospital, San Antonio, TX
2000 Life is Beautiful, St. Luke’s Baptist Women’s Hospital, San Antonio, TX
2000 Black Swans, St. Luke’s Baptist Women’s Hospital, San Antonio, TX
1994 Forever and Ever, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ
1992 Children are Miraculous, The Rainbow Foundation
1991 Season’s Symphony, Sonata Bay Club, Point Pleasant, NJ
1990 A Day at the Hunt, Monmouth County Hunt Race Meet, Rumson, NJ
1986 Golden Lady, Statue of Liberty Foundation, NYC
1985 Celebration, Harry’s Restaurant, Sea Bright, NJ
1982 Bandelier Cactus, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
1979 A Portrait of Liberace, Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
1978 Poppy Passion, Nettle Creek Industries, NYC

 

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