Artful Heirlooms

Portraiture, Silhouettes & Caricatures

Welcome! I named my art business Artful Heirlooms over 15 years ago because so many clients have told me my work would become a family heirloom.

I am Ruth Monsell, a life-long artist, and have been fulfilling portrait commissions since the 1970’s, in charcoal, pastel and oil. I’m also Maine’s foremost professional silhouettist, one of just a handful in the country. I am available for special events ranging from weddings to centennial celebrations, nursery schools to nursing homes. You can have silhouettes cut live in my Camden studio, or from photos. I’m also available to draw caricatures for special events and parties.

If you’re considering commissioning an artist, I will be happy to answer your every question and fulfill your special requests. Just click here to contact me or give me a call at 207-350-1020 for a quote, with no obligation.


Thank you for visiting Artful Heirlooms, located in mid-coast Maine. I welcome your inquiries.

Available for Special Events too!