"Valori, the portrait you painted of Isabelle is so beautiful and special to me. I love it more and more every day. It has to be my favorite possession."
"I have to say the portrait is stunning. Far beyond and more beautiful than anything I imagined. Flattering beyond belief!! The painting has ample art historical precedent. It truly is as if I’ve been painted by one of the grand masters and regardless of its subject this would not be out of place hanging with the greats in a museum. Thank you."
"My children and I are so appreciative of your kindness and extraordinary talent and effort that you invested in these masterpiece portraits. They will hang in a place of honor in our home."
"The portrait is perfect. I just love it. Thank you so much! And thank you for making this such an easy process."
"While painting my portrait, Valori, my wife and I had many conversations having to do with the history of art, taste in art, and various aspects of the artistic process and philosophy. Valori has a solid background of knowledge in each of these facets, so much so that I felt that I had learned much and had become a more discerning person during the process of being a subject."
"The portrait of my mother means the world to me. I will cherish it forever."
"Thanks so much for the beautiful portrait. Sarah and I are both thrilled! We look forward to enjoying the work for years to come."
"Everyone oohed and aaahed. Be assured we are thoroughly delighted with your latest oeuvre."
"Your portrait of Mita keeps me going."
"I just want to thank you again for my gorgeous, beautiful painting. I can’t ever really thank you enough. I have always wanted a piece of your work but never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine something so special and dear to my heart."
"I am thrilled with the portrait you painted of me (my birthday gift from my husband David Houtz). The day of the photo was such a happy one for me, and you have captured that wonderfully. Thank you."
"Having my gorgeous portrait of John to stare at makes everything better. I don't want to even give it up to the framer. We all love it so much, especially John."