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. 

Painting our Heroes

Meet the Team

Painting our Heroes

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. 

Use code "HEROES15" at checkout 

Get 15% off any purchase and Paintru will donate 10% of the profits to the campaign.


We Paint Your Favorite Photos

Step 1:

Upload your photo, select style and provide direction, then checkout

2-5 Minutes

Step 2:

Paintru matches you with an artist and they start your custom painting

10-14 Days

Step 3:

While the paint is still wet, we send you a photo of your painting for review

1-5 Days

Step 4:

The painting is prepared for delivery, then shipped to you for display

5-10 Days

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."

Daniel P.
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."

Gary L
Paintru Customer

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!"

Andrew F
Paintru Customer

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.

paintru artist rachel newman

Rachel Newman

Philadelphia, USA

Abstract - drawing inspiration from Josef Albers, Kandinsky, HeatherDay, and Rothko

paintru featured artist thierry duval

Thierry Duval

Paris, France

Watercolor - characterized by a strong light and precision, almost hyperrealist

paintru featured artist frederick brosen

Paige Pflueger

Arizona, USA

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. 



Wedding Artwork

Family Portraits

Sports & Activities


Abstract Decor

House Portraits