"Hi Jerry,  just wanted you to know that my son LOVED the painting!!  He hung it above the fireplace in his suite at the lodge, threw a cocktail party so everyone could see and admire. His big birthday was fantastic,  200 people at a sit down dinner, Macy Gray to entertain, and your painting lit up on an easel!! Wonderful. Our many Mahalos!!"
Adele and Roger, and Gary too

"Jerry, You sir, are truly a blessed individual, & I am so lucky to have found you. This painting is AWESOME!!! I envisioned in my mind when I decided to do this how this would turn out, and you have more than exceeded my expectations. Unfortunately I'm at work so I can't sit & stare at it all day. Taking it to a frame shop later today. Will let you know how everyone likes it (gotta keep it in hiding until first Sunday in October). Once again, a thousand time over, thank you."
Arthur G. Pugh

"Jerry, It just came.  Oh my God, it is spectacular, I can't believe how beautiful it is.  Thank you oh so very very much. Words can't express how much I appreciate this.  Everyone here at work can't believe how beautiful it looks, and the frame looks better in person then on the internet. I thank you so much from the very bottom of my heart.  Thank you and I will never forget this."
Daron Groce

 

"What a Masterpiece!!!  Words cannot even describe the thrill of seeing your portrait of the children.  It is the most beautiful work of art that we have ever seen.  You captured every single detail of our adorable grandchildren.  I did not see the portrait until it was framed and it brought me to tears.  It was just like having them in the same room with us.  My daughter was absolutely thrilled and very, very, surprised!!! 

It was truly a Christmas present that will be cherished all the years of her life.  No one in the family knew that we were having the portrait done, so it was quite a surprise to everyone.  Thank-you so much for caring enough to work with every detail to make this the most memorable Christmas that we have ever had. 

Your work is certainly the best we have ever seen.  We will never be able to thank you enough for the many, many days and hours that we know you spent perfecting this portrait for our family to enjoy for years to come.  You certainly made all of our dreams of a perfect Christmas come true.  You are truly a wonderful artist and we are very blessed to be able to have one of your portraits in our family. 

Thank you again.  Your masterpiece will be treasured for years to come.  Thank-you for making our Christmas one we will always remember and cherish."
Judy Rands

 

"I just wanted to let you know Ron's reaction to seeing Maddy's beautiful portrait.  To put it simply, he cried.  He couldn't help himself.  He was so touched that I had it done for him and he was so awed by the beautiful work that you did.  We both think the realism is so amazing that it looks like Maddy will walk right out of the picture.  Thank goodness we still have her and don't need that!!  :-)  Anyway I just wanted to thank you again for your superb work."
Kristy Burton

 

"Dennis loved the portrait and so did the rest of the family. As soon as I saw it framed I just about fainted. It was beautiful. Dennis loved the background color, said he could not imagine it being any other color. I guess I was just nervous not knowing what his reaction would be. I had a house full of company all day today, it was admired by all. Thank you for helping to make my Christmas gift giving such a success."
Denise Canter

"YOU ARE THE MAN!  The portrait looks fantastic!  George looks like himself after a good nights sleep and I look as I want to remember myself--at that time, in that place, with George. I am absolutely thrilled with the changes that you have made.  And the initiative you took to perfect the portrait for canvas are just what we needed to really make it an outstanding portrait.  I am very excited and grateful.  You are an absolute creative genius!  Our portrait is awesome, even better than I expected."
Terri Masters

 

"Hi again! I just wanted to let you know that we now have the framed portrait hanging in our living room. It really does look fantastic!! We love it, and Clint is so proud of it! Tomorrow we have our large extended family gathering at our house, so everyone will be seeing it for the first time. I feel very happy that I was able to give my husband something for Christmas that makes him feel so proud of his accomplishments. Thank you for such a beautiful gift at a price that I could afford to pay!! We will always treasure it."
Kris Barr

 

"What a wonderful painting!  I want to thank you for an exceptional portrait of my wife.  You capture her in a way that we will always cherish."
Fred Minnifield

 

"We received the portrait on Saturday.  We are in LOVE.  I'm taking it today to have it framed.  Thank you so much. Now I'm thinking about a portrait of Jimmy with his two English Setters, Joe and Montana.  Again, thanks.  I look forward to meeting you one day.  We have neighbors and good friends that are moving to your area."
Melissa Thompson

 

"Gosh!  It is fabulous!  You should see it after getting framed.  Thank you so much for your great work."
Katarina Dorminy

 

I am so happy with this painting, I can't begin to tell you. The painting is beautiful.   I've printed out a copy to show to our executive committee at next week's meeting.  I've forwarded it to his father for further approval.  You are a genius!  Thank you, thank you!  Big hug.  Not only do you do spectacular work, you have a spectacular soul.  Thank you,
Sami Faulkner

 

"Jerry my husband was totally overwhelmed.  He was speechless for about 30 seconds and just smiled with this look of joy and happiness.  He turned to me finally and said, "this is so cool I never would have thought of this.  I love you". Then he couldn't take his eyes off of it.  And me, I was overjoyed with his happiness.  After thousands of dollars on jewelry, leather coats, and clothes (which he doesn't wear being military), I finally gave him something that he really loves and the proof was all over his face. Thank you Jerry."
Gina McGriff

 

"Jerry, received the portrait.  WOW! Absolutely wonderful. It is truly amazing
how it turned out.  I am so pleased with it.  I know my father will cherish this forever.  I will let you know his reaction.  Again, thank you so much for the work.  I will be sure to pass your name on to those who are interested.   I look forward to doing business with you again in the future."
Steve Means

 

"Well as I expected, the portrait was the hit of the party.  My mother started to cry when I presented it to her.  It really is a beautiful likeness of my parents.  Thank you again."
Pete Jaeger

 

"I just wanted you to know my mother loved the portrait. She said she has never had a nicer gift then that.  It made her cry.  Thanks again."
Karen Szeliga

 

"Jerry,  Yesterday afternoon I had Lori come in with her eyes closed, while I was holding Macie.  When she opened her eyes she immediately burst into tears.   She could not stop crying.  This actually went on for about ten minutes.  She loved it and could not believe it.   There is no question it will be the best Mother's Day gift I ever give her.   Well, until we have our next child.  So, hopefully you'll be hearing from me in a couple of years. Thanks again for all your guidance and work on this amazing and special piece of art.  It will be cherished always.  Thanks again,"
Dan Garrison

"I received the portrait yesterday and wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I can't wait for everyone to see it. It is absolutely breathtaking. I'm glad I went with a bigger size. Thanks for the advice. When you sent me the finished picture online I was thrilled and it looked great but it really didn't do it justice. Seeing the real thing is really spectacular. I can't express my gratitude enough. Words cannot tell you how truly thankful I am to you for having been able to capture this special moment in Isabella's life so beautifully. I will make sure to recommend you to everyone. And I know after seeing the picture everyone will want to know where I had it done. Thank you again. I look forward to having more portraits done in the future."
Tina Setzer

 

"The portrait was amazing!!!  Rich's family was overjoyed as was the rest of us who came to know him.  The quality of the work you did was second to none...and go figure to find you on the internet to boot!!!  Thank you for taking the time and putting forth the obvious effort to complete the day for us and provide us with something very special."
Jamie Hart

 

"Not a day goes by that I do not look at, and enjoy this portrait. This was a once in a lifetime expense that I would endure, and have found it to be worth every penny spent. There is not a single picture hanging in my house that I enjoy as much as I do this one. I want to thank you for a wonderful family keep sake."
Denise C. Canter

"We can not tell you how much we LOVE the portraits of Madison!  As you said, they are more beautiful in person.  Thank you for helping us to make this a most special Christmas gift and hopefully, we will have several more in the near future to order. You are the BEST deal around...that's for sure and you make it so easy. Thanks again, Jerry."
Judy Martelli

"Received the portrait today!  IT IS GORGEOUS!  She looks like she could walk off the canvas!  I am sure my wife will just be speechless when I give this to her!  I will keep you updated on what transpires on Christmas morning!  Thank you again for making this a very special Christmas for me, my wife, and Abby!  I am sure this will become an heirloom for Abby and for HER children to come!!  I see this portrait traveling down through generations to come!!"
Bernie Presutti

"I do not have enough adjectives in my vocabulary to tell you how wonderful, fabulous, perfect the portrait of our kids is.  I do not recall ever being so moved and crying so much for joy. Thank you for helping make this a fabulous fifty for me."
Amy Makson

"I just wanted to take the time to say...WOW are you talented!!!  It is SO beautiful and my husband loved it ...........So , do you want to talk about doing a photo of us?"
Jill Koritala

"My Mom almost fainted when she saw the portrait; she cried and cried with happiness.  Thank you again."
Karin Pafford Roland

 

"Well I'm back in the office.  Hope your holidays were great, and a happy new year to you.  I know Amy sent you a note.  It was absolutely GREAT!  When we gave the portrait to her she actually started sobbing and kept saying it was the most beautiful thing she ever saw.  Simply perfect."
Stan Makson

"The portrait arrived yesterday.  Wow!  Even Better than expected.  Thanks again,"
Michelle Hughes

"Jerry, I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that our parent's anniversary was this last weekend!  They loved the oil portrait...I don't think we have ever been able to pick a more perfect gift!  Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into the painting.  I think we found the one present that our parents would love...do love...and are already showing off to all their friends!"
Elizabeth Irish

"I am writing just to personally thank you for making this portrait.  It looks just perfect and I am sure my parents will be thrilled with it when they see the whole thing. I will definitely be recommending your work to anyone I come across who is in need of a portrait."
Barath Sankaran

"Thank you so much. I've received my painting and it's absolutely beautiful.  You've actually captured all 203 lbs. of my massive, lovable, drooling St. Bernard - including all his freckles.  My Saint always enjoyed playing in the stream and getting wet.  I must say your background water feature is perfect.  I had it framed immediately and he looks wonderful over our fireplace. Thank You Again,"
Irene Stegall

"I just wanted to thank you for the amazing portrait of my fatherís beloved cats.  He was beyond thrilled when he opened his gift Christmas morning.  You caught each catsí individual personality with such remarkable accuracy.  Your patience and input during the development process was truly wonderful.  I would highly recommend your services to anyone interested in turning a favorite picture into a wonderful work of art to be handed down through the generations.  My husband and I are expecting our first child next year and I look forward to working with you on our family portrait in the future."
Sharon Brady

"Its gorgeous!!  So good I am almost afraid to give it to my friend, as I know his feelings will be mixed between happiness and sadness as the picture is exactly Zakky.  Thank you SO MUCH for this, it is ABSOLUTELY GREAT!!"
Lyn Craven

 "We just want to thank you for the wonderful job that you did on the painting.  My wife cried and I was so full that I couldn't speak.  Thank you for your patience and for allowing our son to pay you in installments.  We can hardly wait until we get it hung and can show it off to all of our friends.  I don't think either of us have stopped talking about it.  Wow, what a surprise.  The frame really sets it off, how did you do it. So much effort and thought. You are truly talented.."
William Groce

"I got the painting of CJ and I LOVE it!!!! I couldn't ask for a more precious painting and his eyes are sooooo beautifully done. Thank you again for doing this for us and I guarantee we'll be back for more :)"
Katherine Lewis

"Jerry, the portrait is so beautiful -- I cannot tell you how happy my boyfriend was -- his eyes started to well up !!  I think we will probably be contacting you again very soon for some more portraits -- we have 5 dogs and 6 horses altogether!"
Alexandra Carlin

 

"Hi Jerry, I just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful portrait!  I gave it to my parents for their anniversary and they absolutely love it as does everybody else who walks into the house!  Thank you again for doing a great job!"
Michele O'Connell

 

"The portrait arrived!  I haven't seen it yet but I have heard from 3 sisters and a brother and they were all so complimentary and enthusiastic about the portrait.  I have heard comments regarding the captured expressions to the details of the license plate on the carriage...Thank you so much.  It is something our family will always cherish.  I also appreciated the expediency and the professionalism in which you handled the completion and delivery with relatively short notice."
Rosie Toscano

"I wanted to take a moment and thank you for the portrait of Gus.  The details are remarkable!  You have certainly captured his charm!  We miss him terribly and this is a wonderful reminder how much he was loved.  Thank you again!"
Julie Faklis

 

"Well, it was worth the wait!  Bob absolutely loved the portrait and we both shed very emotional tears of joy.  We didn't want to spend a Christmas without our Ritzy Kitty and you brought her closer to us.  The computer images didn't do justice to the finished portrait. It is amazing how you were able to capture their spirits and the little nuances of their hair and bodies.  They both look so beautiful.  Thank you for such a beautiful portrait. Best Wishes."
Sharon Wilson

"The portrait arrived safe and sound on Friday and it is MAGNIFICENT!!!!. I absolutely can not wait to give it to Pete.  I showed it to Nikki and she loves it. We can't wait to see it hanging over the fireplace.  Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into making this something my family will treasure forever.  I plan on recommending you to everyone I know."
Liz Calastro

"Just wanted to let you know how much we like the portrait you did of our dogs!  You did a wonderful job of capturing them from the pictures and everyone we've showed it to has been equally impressed with your work.  You have a real talent and we wish you all the best in your continued work."
Dea & Oly Graham

"Just wanted to thank you again for the portrait.  We received it on Friday and I was so excited I had to give it to my husband early.  He loved it!  He just stared at it for 30 min. and kept saying how beautiful it was and I agree.  It is definitely something that we will always treasure.  Thanks again and I know we will be using you again in the future."
Matt and Heather Cochran

"Jerry, Trinh cried when she saw the portrait. Now, the portrait is properly displayed in the master bedroom.  Yvonne, our interior designer, and Janet, our sister in law both cried as well. Iím sure crying is a women thing since I and the three kids did not! Anyway, thank you for the fine work!  The portrait will increase in value as the years pass along especially as the kids get older and begin living their own lives.  We are thankful you were able to freeze a time, a place, an experience that reflects a happiness, a bond, a closeness that hopefully will last a lifetime."
Rich Sato

 

"First of all, we got it right when we got back from Cancun - and we LOVE IT!!!  Kelly got it mounted and framed in a rich, thick, cherry frame.  I was going to take a photo of it on our wall and email it to you - might be later today or tomorrow - hopefully it's in today.  THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!  You're awesome! :)))"
Michael Reed

 

"Hi Jerry, I got the portrait today, and I LOVE IT!!!!  Thank you so much.  It looks just like her, and you did a wonderful job.  Thank you for redoing it for me.  You are a true professional, and I appreciate your work very much."
Donna Mooney

 

"Jerry,  Thanks again for the wonderful portrait. My parents loved, my mom even cried. Everyone at the party thought it was the best gift a person can give their loved ones. Its a gift that will never be forgotten. Take Care."
Leo Gaft

 

"Jerry:  Only a few people have seen the painting so far,  but everyone makes the same comments.....they can't believe how "true to life" the three of us look, how you ever painted something that realistic from a bunch of photographs, and how well the colors in the painting and the frame compliment the rest of the room and house.  Thank you so much for taking the time to work with me on the changes and details I requested during the preparation phase, and  hope if your travels ever bring you to Atlanta that you will do me the honor of stopping by "Stepping Stone Farm" and visiting with your three grateful models. Sincerely,"
Pamela A. Zoellner

 

"LOVE LOVE LOVE the painting of the house. Hope to do business with you again soon. Thank you!"
Helen Gr
een

 

"Hi, the painting arrived today. It's simply beautiful. Thank you for creating a life-sized portrait that will, for generations, document my daughter's beauty and grace. I'm ever so grateful we found you on the Internet!"
Vicky Madden

 

"Hello Jerry,  Everything was GREAT.  He (Dr.Oju) was absolutely amazed not to mention all of the alumni, staff, and students who were blessed by your work.  You really captured him.  They have it on an easel at their home right now, but he has reported that a rainbow shines across his forehead and hands every morning.  God is so amazing.  The likeness was impeccable, every stroke defined his features.  Thank you for the rush job!"
Jo'Casta Neeley

"We just hung up the kids and the portrait looks so beautiful, you do great work and we canít thank you enough for capturing the moment, we will cherish it forever. Thanks for everything and we have your number should our family and friends want to have one made of their favorite picture. YOUíRE THE BEST!"
Janet Sato

"I had to write to you to thank you for a beautiful portrait that has made me extremely happy. I am a tax-preparer and during the tax season I had many of my clients comment on how beautiful it was. The dogs looked so life like that it made many go behind my desk to take a double look at it to see that it was a portrait instead of a picture. Many had dropped their taxes off and when picking them up after completion had someone with them to look at the portrait praising and admiring every stroke. Many had asked who had painted it and all I could say was Jerry Schuster from North Carolina, I would appreciate a business card or where studio is located. I can't say enough how you had portrayed all of us in the portrait, Thank You again for such a beautiful portrait."
Alice J Bucher