Jeff Lyons

Joyful, charming custom portrait oil paintings by Calgary portrait artist Jeff Lyons

Custom portrait oil paintings

Jeff is once again open for commissions, ready to transform your favorite photograph into a colorful custom portrait oil on canvas painting, whether it's a portrayal of yourself or someone you know or love.

Jeff's somewhat illustrative, pop portrait approach differs from the traditional detailed, painterly portrait art style. Jeff focuses in capturing the essence of happiness and character. He offers positive, flattering portrayals; art that evokes a smile. Over the last couple of decades, Jeff has painted custom portraits of individuals of all ages, couples, families, and even the occasional pet portrait. If a unique, hand made (human made? no AI) work of art is the perfect gift, Jeff is at your service. These oil paintings are suitable for any occasion and are built to last for generations.

Prices (Canada Dollars) Portrait of
1 person
Portrait of
2 people
Oil painting
16"x20" to 24"x24"
$450.00 $700.00
Oil painting
26"x26" to30"x30"
$650.00 $900.00
Oil painting
32"x32" to 40"x40"
$800.00 $1100.00

Payment methods:
Paypal, Email bank money transfers (e-transfers).

How to Order:

To start the process of acquiring your very own custom portrait, email Jeff directly at:


Please Include the Following Details with Your Request:

• Desired canvas size
• Your preferred delivery date for the portrait
• Clear and high-quality photos of the subject you'd like portrayed.

Later, you and Jeff can discuss specific image details, including:

• Favorite colors
• Clothing preferences for the subject
• Hair styles, eye colors, and any distinctive features
• Particular poses, facial expressions, or attitudes that resonate with you.

After gathering all necessary photos and refining your requests, Jeff will create preliminary pencil sketches. These sketches will be shared with you for your approval. No oil painting will commence until you are entirely satisfied with your preliminary sketches.

The entire process typically takes Jeff between 2 to 4 weeks to craft your custom portrait oil painting.

Payment Terms: To get started with the painting process, a 50% deposit is required upon your approval of the preliminary sketches. The remaining balance will be due once your oil painting is completed and ready to be shipped. Throughout the commission journey, Jeff will remain in close contact with you to ensure your complete satisfaction with his artwork.

For all original paintings purchased, Jeff offers free shipping within Canada. Jeff uses reliable carriers such as Canada Post (within Canada), as well as UPS and FedEx (for international shipments). Rest assured, all artworks are securely packaged and insured to safeguard against any damage during transit.

Jeff's custom portrait oil paintings are meticulously crafted using high-quality oil paints applied to a premium cotton canvas, expertly stretched around durable 3/4" stretcher bars. Jeff uses artist-grade materials in all of his paintings, ensuring the longevity of each piece for generations to come. Moreover, Jeff's oil paintings require no additional picture framing, they are ready to adorn your walls as is.

Jeff Lyons custom portrait paintings