Bringing families together
Are you a passionate genealogist?
Let me bring your family together by compiling all of your family findings into a gorgeous work of art to hang on your wall for everybody to enjoy.
You will get:
• A beautiful hand-painted family tree
• Capture your history and memories
• A lovely complement to your family saga
• Include photographs of family members
• Illustrate your family stories and legends
• Limited prints provide your whole family with their own tree
Every genealogical tree that I paint is unique and custom made for each client. Here are some examples of family trees that I have created so far. Most of them have ancestors in the roots and descendants in the branches. Your tree can keep growing with your family, as you can update with new information if you find more ancestors or new descendants are born, this turning it into and heirloom that your family can cherish for generations.
I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. After high school I studied one year at Hässleholm’s Art School, Sweden, but I also have a BSc in Business Management.
With this mix of education and several years of experience in the media business, I started my own business in 2005. Ever since then I have been creating high quality, tailor made hand-painted family trees and genealogical illustrations for people and companies all over the world.
Answer: There is no right or wrong to this question, but where you start affects the number of generations you will be able to fit in your tree’s roots (ancestors) and how large the crown of the tree (descendants) will be. Usually we start with one couple in the trunk (for example your parents), to get both of their ancestors in the roots. But it’s also possible to start with two or four couples in the trunk, to get a larger crown. If you for example have two sets of grandparents in the trunk, you will have your aunts, uncles and cousins, in the crown, in addition to your parents and siblings.
Answer: This happens when for example one of your ancestors married his or her cousin or second cousin (not uncommon in older times), and they in turn have the same ancestor. You can either just repeat the person in all the places he or she appears, or I can rearrange the order of the roots, so that they actually are connected to the same person. The second method is a little bit more complex, but it illustrates the situation more clearly.
Answer: You can, but I don’t recommend it. You can choose to have fewer generations or fewer roots if you don’t have much information nor expect you ever will. But if you think you will continue your research, or if some one else will, and you would like to have the possibility to upgrade your tree, I recommend that I paint a full set of roots for the number or generations that you want. If you find more information it is then easy to update your existing tree with few changes and a new print.
Answer: If there are children in the relationship I often suggest to add the spouse that is the child’s other parent in the child’s name box. It is also possible to add more than one spouse to a person if they are divorced/separated and then maybe re-married. Again if there are children involved, putting the name of the other parent to each child can be helpful for clarity.