So Greatful!

Today I delivered a portrait to Patty. Patty lives in a facility for special needs adults.  She lost her father many years ago to a heart attack. Madeleine is her sister, and she thought that a portrait of her father would be good for Patty, since her own health is failing, and she  might find the thought of dying less upsetting if she knows she will once again be with...

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Death: The Great Equalizer

I was speaking with a friend this evening about grief and the pain of loss. Grief is a great equalizer. Fame, fortune, popularity… none of them help one bit with grief. No matter how successful a person is in their career or life, loss still hits them just as hard as it hits everyone else in the world. In the same way, all that fame, fortune, success and popularity...

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If Only People Could See…

The most rewarding part of doing portraits for Face to Face is the face of each recipient when presented with the portrait of their loved one. Most have tears in their eyes seeing the person they love so much memorialized and honored.  The look of love and their gratitude that they show when they receive their gift is beyond what words can convey. I struggle with funding...

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Why Free Portraits?

I have been asked about the inspiration for this project. Why do I want to provide free portraits for individuals who have lost someone to a sudden, unexpected or tragic death? In the spring of 2012 my life was shaken beyond anything I could imagine. First, my closest sister Lisa was stricken with a malignant brain tumor. In five months we watched her decline and go from...

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Board Of Directors

Our Board of Directors and Founder at “Meet FACE TO FACE – A Wine and Cheese Event” on May 19, 2013

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Sandy M.

Face to Face provides portraits that are much more than pictures on the wall. They are lasting memorials that forever portray the grace, dignity and beauty of each subject and keep their memory alive for generations to come. – Sandy Mikesell, Osceola, IN

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Brandon

This drawing does such an amazing job of capturing Brandon’s character. It is amazing that you were able to produce the level of likeness without ever knowing Brandon this side of Heaven. Renee and I see Brandon in this picture. Kevin Huseman -Lowell,...

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Susan Z.

    “I miss my sister so much but this portrait of her is so special to me. We were very close in age and when I look at her image in the portrait I can almost hear her voice in my head telling me that all is well.” -Susan Zimmerman, Granger, IN

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“Ninny” W.

The portrait of my “Ninny” White is just the way I will always remember her. She was unable to eat for the last two years of her life, but she managed to drink a cup of coffee every day!  She was always dressed with jewelry and shoes to match her outfit. This captures her “sparkle” completely!” Rhonda Miller- Avon,...

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Julie S.

“The portrait of our daughter Jeanine has brought us much joy. We can remember her now as the beautiful young woman that we knew and loved thanks to this gift.” -Julie Sheridan, Plainfield, IL

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