PortraitFlip: Turns Photos Into Handmade Paintings

While an entire generation is busy maintaining an artistic, social media profile, PortraitFlip is struggling hard to promote a traditional art form.

We often take photographs to create memories which mostly end up on our drive and appear annually as a Facebook or Instagram memory.

What I believe is a brilliant way to create a sustainable memory is to get it painted.

You then would not have to wait for an entire year for the memory to pop up on one of your social media accounts. You can instead hang it proudly on one of your walls.

Having said that –

What Is PortraitFlip?

PortraitFlip is an e-commerce site that commissions custom painting artists to turn your favorite photograph into a handmade painting.

It is a start-up that was founded by Mr. Sunny Choudhary in 2017 while he was still completing his graduation from Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai.

It all began when his friend wanted to gift his girlfriend a handmade painting from a photo but could not find a service in India for it.

He immediately grasped the opportunity and started working on this idea. Although he started PortraitFlip just as a side-hustle in college, Choudhary now feels it is his responsibility, a child that he has to nurture.

I can safely say that PortraitFlip is one of the firsts to bring such a service that delivers in India too.

How Does It Work With PortraitFlip?

It is not really a Catch-22. 5 simple steps and you will land yourself with a handmade painting.

  1. Visit PortraitFlip’s website.
  2. Select the medium, number of characters, and size.
  3. Upload the photo you want them to paint.
  4. Select the finishing and shipping option.
  5. Pay only 30%

There may be a hundred qualms about the painting but PortraitFlip makes it transparent by keeping the communication clean via email.

A company with an aim of providing 100% customer satisfaction, also provides its customers free unlimited revisions until they are completely satisfied with the artwork.

But why would you choose PortraitFlip?

I can give you a decent number of reasons but let’s try to change your mind with these 6 reasons.

  1. 100% handmade painting by professional artists who have the skill and expertise.
  2. Unlimited Revisions
  3. 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee
  4. 100% Money-Back Guarantee
  5. TrustPilot Rating of 4.6 out of 5
  6. Free Worldwide Shipping

Brownie? You do not have to have one photo to create a painting. PortraitFlip can create one painting with multiple photos.

Check this website for print wall art.

What Good Does It Do To The Society?

With the growing interest in the world of digits, people are slowly losing their traditional forms.

The artist community has been on the struggle bus to create a decent living since the times unknown. Digitalization just added a cherry on top.

On the primary stage, PortraitFlip did not begin with the thought of supporting the community.  It started with a vision to make gifting more personal and thoughtful.

People often exchanged gifts as a way of showering love, but not a single gift came out of love.

PortraitFlip wanted to change the entire experience of exchanging gifts. A gift can only feel like they enveloped it in love if the giver puts in their efforts and thoughts into it.

Something that a custom handmade painting could do very well.

With time, PortraitFlip realized that the simple idea of enhancing the gifting experience was indirectly contributing to a lot of hidden factors.

The team joined hands to uplift the hidden maestros of the artwork. Ever since PortraitFlip has been housing over 150 artists across the world with one adding their list each growing day.

The team is proud to say that we are supporting these artists with decent earnings to live a life of respect and pride.

The company firmly believes that memories have a very special role to play in the lives of people, and a hand-created canvas of the same can leave a lasting impact both on the receiver and the creator.

Parallel-y Portraitflip is healing millions of people unknowingly through art.

Check Also : https://www.prints4sure.com/ 

The Theory of Healing Art


They often talk about customers who break down every time we create a handmade painting from multiple photos. It is mostly because those memories were almost impossible to be captured in reality.

But in art, we believe.

Studies say that creating or viewing art can help boost self-esteem, cope with stress, and improve social skills. Art can touch upon and expose emotions that we otherwise try to suppress.

This study has given birth to an idea called art therapy, a psychotherapeutic way to cure depression, and anxiety and boost mental health.

Creating or looking at art can help an individual give an expression to their thoughts and explore it.

Art therapy is slowly becoming a part of a lot of institutions while PortraitFlip continues contributing to it.

Final Verdict:

Thumbs up for PortraitFlip! If you don’t want your favorite memory to be lost in the gazillion other photos in your gallery, get it hand-painted with love from PortraitFlip.

Also read: Things to consider while choosing custom photo frames

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Ruchi Verma

Certified parenting teen practitioner, multiple Award winner, mother of two active kids believes in sharing the right source of information to readers which could help them in every possible way!!

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  1. The oil painting looks so real. Would check the brand’s website, this would make a great gifting option too.

  2. wow..I loved this idea of turning into paintings. I am always in favor of giving personalized gifts. And this one fits perfectly in my window.

  3. Loved the post, Ruchi. We too started Swarna Utkala with the thought of supporting artisans of Raghurajpur who were badly affected by the pandemic lockdown. Art always makes a gift more unique and personal.Would love to visit Portraitflip and make one for my family.

  4. I love their work. Two years ago they made a charcoal portrait of mine and everyone who saw it felt it was not handmade but machine work, it wa so awesome.

  5. Personally, I love handmade items and sometimes feel sad that nowadays digital options has taken the place of photo albums that we should to make and chersih as a memory. portraitflip sounds like a great option to turn photos into handmade paintings. thanks a lot dear for sharing about it.

  6. There is something uniquely adorable about handmade paintings. Preserving memories through them is even better. PortraitFlip sounds really good!

  7. Wow Portraitfit has taken a great initiative to conserve our memories so beautifully. Getting handmade portrait would be such an amazing idea. I would like to gift my close ones.. They will be so happy and pleasantly surprised too. Will try this.

  8. This seems like a great idea. My FIL is achieving a major milestone soon and I would love to gift him a painting like this. Will definitely check them out.

  9. Turning photographs to portrait is an amazing idea. Will try getting oil paint one done.

  10. Potrait Flip has many options to choose from and I like the idea of turning the photo into painting, it gives so much personalised touch as a gift.

  11. Wow I love hand painted items. And I love to paint. I love photography and memories and saving some of them. Will surely check their website out because it’s definitely something I want to get for myself.

  12. It is so thrilling that we can now gift a handmade painting from our own pictures. This is such a precious thing to give and receive and has a charm of its own. I am glad that Portraitflip has started this initiative -thanks for sharing !

  13. That is such a brilliant way of making memories last forever in life. I never knew from photos we could do oil paintings. Would love to check this one out for getting done for my family pictures too.

  14. wow this is so good to know that multiple photos can be brought together. Handmade photos have their own charm.

  15. Wow, this sounds so interesting. Real handmade painting are so interesting. I will try to contact for my kids potrait..

  16. Anything handmade has so much love and dedication put into it that the each piece stands out in itself. A handmade painting can never be replaced by digital photos. Thank you for introducing portrait flip I definitely will be trying the same to convert a few of my pictures into paintings

  17. How absolutely amazing is this. I am definitely going to give this a try. The personalized touch of turning a photograph into a painting is unmatched.

  18. Wow I really loved the idea of turning photos into handpainted art work which can be gifted or adorned in your house. I am gonna check them out and use their service soon.

  19. PortraitFlip seems like a great option to rekindle our beautiful memories. With husband’s birthday in April, I am surely going to try this website. This does seem so exciting na! Thanks for sharing Ruchie!

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