"I just wanted to thank you again - the picture is absolutely stunning. It brings the room alive and so captures their personalities. I can’t imagine our house without it now!"
"I am just sitting on a train looking at the photos of the painting. It is fantastic......and really captures the boys and their very different personalities. Thank you so much."
Leila, thank you, thank you. I am quite overwhelmed. The painting captures the boys so well, just as I see them. The detail in their faces, Isaac's cheekiness and Jack's sparkle in his eyes. So much to look at in one painting. I love it.".
"Such a special present. I really can't thank you enough."
"Leila painted our children in the garden as a surprise present for my husband. The picture captures the three of them perfectly. The composition and colours are beautiful. The process was very easy. Leila took loads of fantastic photos to work from and then spent time with me to choose the best picture. I also had an initial viewing a couple of weeks before the picture was finished to check I was totally happy and agree any final changes. We love the picture but more importantly so do the children, which I think is testament to how wonderful it is. It has pride of place in our sitting room and is something we will treasure."
"Worth every penny for years of enjoyment! Thank you Leila."
"Love it! Will take the photo tonight. Am so excited - he will be thrilled. x"
"'Mr Delmonte' he says yes! He loves it."
"It's really smashing Leila. It makes my heart squeeze looking at it! We do love it so! X"
"It was a very personal and fun experience commissioning Leila to paint our daughter and she carefully listened to our ideas and skilfully translated them. Everyone comments how she has caught our daughter's personality and expression so well."
"Firstly, thank-you so much for the wonderful painting - we are both absolutely thrilled"
"We absolutely love the painting and you have managed to capture the characters of both children. We will cherish it forever."
"How the kids managed to keep that a secret for two months is beyond me! Thanks so much for the portrait. It is amazing!"
"The painting is great! Love it. Thanks Leila. Xxx"
"Delighted with painting, really surprised. Sent photos to sisters they thought it beautiful. Many thanks"
"Hi Leila, many thanks, my mother was over from Dublin and loved it , you captured our children beautifully."