Art Tells a Story.
These Stories Need to be Told.
In partnership with Steel Hearts, a 501(c)(3), Paintru has committed to paint every fallen service academy graduate killed in action during the last two decades of war.
Donate to the campaign to help us tell these heroes' stories.
Meet the Team
Paintru's founders are graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy, and veterans of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. We started Paintru to tell the stories of those who are most important to us.
Let us tell your story - upload your favorite photo to give someone the world's best gift.
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Get 15% off any purchase and Paintru will donate 10% of the profits to the campaign.GET STARTED
We Paint Your Favorite Photos
Upload your photo, select style and provide direction, then checkout
Paintru matches you with an artist and they start your custom painting
While the paint is still wet, we send you a photo of your painting for review
The painting is prepared for delivery, then shipped to you for display
What Our Customers Are Saying
To put it plainly, it meant the world to my mother.
"From where I sit, I believe my mother's biggest fear is her first born’s sacrifice being forgotten, and this gift is an example how there are good, sincere people out there who aren’t going to let that happen."
Brother of 1LT Tyler Parten
KIA in Afghanistan 2009
The portrait leaves us speechless.
"Paintru made the overall process so simple. They deliver easy step by step ordering, quick communication, and have caring people working for them resulting in fantastic paintings. I could not be more satisfied with product quality. I highly recommend to anyone looking to have personalized artwork."
Final Result Was Fantastic!
"From start to finish, the process was polished and easy to use. I received timely updates on the status of my painting, and the final result was fantastic! My wife loved it, and I can’t wait to put it up in our house. Would definitely recommend to friends and family!"
Every dollar donated will go to commissioning paintings of fallen service academy graduates.
Paintru will select artists, and handle all logistical requirements to produce these commemorative paintings.
The paintings will be gifted to the families of these fallen heroes, or to the heroes' schools, local museums, or federal buildings.
Meet Paintru Featured Artists
Our artist network is one of the largest in the world.
Abstract - drawing inspiration from Josef Albers, Kandinsky, HeatherDay, and Rothko
Watercolor - characterized by a strong light and precision, almost hyperrealist
Oil & acrylic - specializes in portraiture rich in tone and texture, human connection
Paintru Makes Custom Art Simple
Our mission is to expand access to custom artwork, commissioned from artists around the world through a simple and fun process. From landscapes to portraits, pets to abstract decor–Paintru artists can bring your photos and visions to life in any painting style.