For: Jean Steinhardt, Illustrator, P.O. Box 56462, Houston, TX 77256-6462
Contact: Jean Steinhardt, (713) 521-5914 (HousePortraits@JeanSteinhardt.com)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATELINE: Houston, Texas, February 1, 2001
What to do for Valentine's Day? This is such a difficult problem. The traditional gifts of candy and flowers won't always work for her. She loves fine chocolate, but she's been dieting since Thanksgiving. And as for him … He wants a particular tool by a particular manufacturer to do a particular thing. He has been thinking about buying this tool for a couple of months. But does he share this thought with you? No. You have no idea what he wants. And who wants to give tools on Valentine's Day anyway?
Valentine's Day is about romance. To give your beloved the same gift every year suggests – rightly or wrongly – that you have taken him or her for granted. So what can you possibly give that suggests thoughtfulness, intimacy, even passion?
Enter the house portrait. A house portrait is a drawing of a person's home. When rendered with skill and sensitivity, it evokes fond memories and dreams of future happiness. You play a big part in those memories and dreams. Help your valentine capture the memories and dream the dreams. Give a drawing of the place where all these things can happen.
Fine, you say, but how do I come up with this perfect gift? As luck would have it, Jean Steinhardt is available for house portrait commissions. Prices range from $50.00 for a "quick sketch" in pencil to $330.00 for a detailed drawing in pen and ink. Jean draws from photographs provided by you. Turnaround for a quick sketch is two weeks Detailed drawings take longer.
View samples of Jean's work on his web site at http://www.jeansteinhardt.com/house.htm.
You can contact Jean at:
JEAN STEINHARDT, ILLUSTRATOR
P.O. Box 56462
Houston, TX 77256-6462
Phone: (713) 521-5914