What will your Interior Designer say?

What will your Interior Designer say?

Here is a True Story:

I once was commissioned by a wealthy mother to create a series of portraits of her young daughter. When I visited her home to discuss the project, I was struck by the beautiful (million dollar plus) new custom designed home she has. It was a beautiful design by a prominent architect. Very unusual and very ‘classic’ with ‘timeless’ design elements borrowed from European home designs of previous centuries. It was really a special and very beautiful home. But at the time I saw it, it was almost empty. It was so new, that the client and her Interior Designer had not yet filled it with furnishings. In fact, the client said she was getting all new furniture (mostly antiques from Europe) to decorate the interior. She also told me her interior designer said that: “there should be no family photos in the public spaces.” Unfortunately, this designer had never met me or seen my work before. Because of this dictum by the designer, the client (a very nice and smart woman) said she only wanted small 8 x 10 inch prints to put in an album. She told me there just was not any “room” in the house (a very big house at that) to put up any portraits on the walls. Remember, at the time I saw the house, there was nothing on the walls and almost no furniture at all. No curtains and only a few chairs and tables. One of the “Art” Portraits I made took this as a design element.

Fast forward just two weeks.
When I showed my clients the results of my session with her daughter, and she saw the lovely details and expressions that were so touching and truly visible at the Life-sized prints, she was moved. She was close to tears. The portraits are really beautiful. One of them, Anticipation, shows her daughter looking out her mother’s bedroom window and watching the construction of a wonderful child’s play set (swings & slide) being built by workmen.

She asked me to make several of the images Life-size and Large so they would be displayed on the wall. For two of these, that meant 24 x 36 inches in size.

I asked her how that would fit within the decor scheme her Designer had laid out and she quickly answered: “I don’t care what the designer says, these are ART!”

Of course, I had to agree.


Steadman’s Opinion:

The previous was a true story about how a respected Interior Designer felt before she saw my art and portraits. I understand the designer’s perspective. I truly do.

The fact is, many people have many ‘family photos’ and even ‘photo studio’ portraits that do not fit the decor scheme (or color scheme) or style of the design the professional interior designer has worked hard to make.

For example, what interior designer wants to see typical color photos (e.g. school photos) of people mixed in with the carefully selected 16th century French Gothic antiques? They just don’t fit the same style. One is “Timeless.” The other is “Dated.”

This what I call “The Design Conflict.”

As a side note, I have been inside some multi-million dollar homes and seen this very thing. The antiques, the exquisite furnishings, the very expensive silk brocade draperies, and all of the custom furniture looks great. Then one sees the collection of silver photo-frames (usually an 8 x 10 or 5 x 7 size) containing typical ‘school photos’ or typical ‘photo-studio’ portraits. Many of these have decorative backgrounds, colorful backgrounds, and plastic props.

The Design Conflict:

When a person visits a home, they get the impression that the furnishings of the house came from the most expensive sources (antique stores, art galleries, custom drapers) and yet the photos of the people (i.e. photos of the family members) came from the most inexpensive and common source. High Design meets Low Design. It leads a visitor to question what is valued most by the owner.

So what happens?

Most designers don’t want to see the High End Design they created disturbed by Low End Design full color photos of the client’s family. It is a conflict. So they tell the client to put all the family photos upstairs or in the private rooms.  That is their tactful way of saying the photos themselves look tacky.  Put bluntly, the photos of the people you love are not good enough to be displayed in public spaces in your own home! Imagine that!

How can this be solved?

The solution is easy!

What is the solution if you now have a big beautiful ‘mega-mansion’ and yet all the photos you have ever gotten of your family look like they came from a Wollmart?

Steadman’s Simple Solution: Hire an artist to create “High End Design” portraits (painted or photographed) of you and your family!

Here’s an important insight for you:

You could have portraits of you and your family that “Knock the socks off anyone” who sees them in your home.

You could have “Extraordinary” and “Stunning” portraits (of any size) that will not only complement your High End Design interior, but also become a very valued and highly appreciated part of the home and your life.

In other words, you can have “High End Design” portraits (even small 8 x 10 inch ones or 7 foot tall ones) to match your High End Design interior.

How? Simple. Call me. This is what I create for my clients.

You can have portraits that are fitting in style, color, and size. You could have portraits that bring life to a room that looks very beautiful, “but is missing something personal.”

You could have portraits that clearly show that the most important thing in your life is not the material objects like antiques you can buy: it is your family, your kids, your spouse.

Most importantly, you can show everyone (including your own family members) that the most important things to you are the “priceless” expressions of your children, spouse, or parents.

Consider this: Your children, your spouse, and your parents (the grandparents) will not take pride in a pillow or lamp you bought to complement your decor. In contrast, imagine how proud they will be when you have an Unforgettable PortraitTM of them on your wall!

It only takes a phone call to get started. Call the number shown above in the red contact box now.


Here are a few examples of some of my portraits on canvas. The photos shown below show the size of the canvas and the width of the frames (for these portraits).  I make portraits in many sizes, canvases in many sizes, and of course there are thousands of frame styles available on the market.  Look at these examples and consider that once placed in the home, the owners (clients) and visitors to their homes consider them Art, worthy of an interior.  Of course if you want a different Portrait Style, I can make it. If you want the canvas to be hung without any frame at all, that is also possible and I have made many of those too.

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Perhaps you like Opera, like my subject below does.  I can make that for you.


Perhaps you ride horses in a Hunt, and along with paintings of English hunt scenes, you would like a portrait on canvas that shows you hunting. I can make that for you.

Or perhaps your daughter rides and trains and shows horses as a serious competitor. I can make something special for her and you and your home.


Verbatim Testimonial Letter from an English Style Equestrian: Jamie Haith

Source: Jamie is a serious English style equestrian. She trains Thoroughbreds that are former race horses as hunter-jumpers. She has four horses in training now.


(The following is a small EXCERPT from a longer, more detailed Testimonial Letter.)

“I can highly recommend Steadman Uhlich to you because I have seen with my own eyes how he can make fantastic art with anyone and with horses. You might not think he can do it with you or your horse. I have total confidence he can. I have seen the results for myself and for several other equestrians I know. We are all happy we made the choice to have Steadman make his art for us.

After seeing these wonderful photos of one of my horses, I am excited about what Steadman can make for me in the future too. I intend to have him photograph my other horses too. It is a special experience to have a true artist make art with you as the subject of the art. It is also exciting to be part of his Equestrians Project.

Choose Steadman Uhlich to make your portrait. You won’t regret it.”

Jamie Haith



Perhaps you or your daughter rides horses and you would like a large canvas that shows the beauty and elegance of the person, the horse, and the sport. I can make that for you.

Equestrian Portrait by Steadman Uhlich - English Blood


Verbatim Testimonial Letter from an Equestrian: Michele Tetreault-Mertes

Source: Michele is a serious rider who is studying dressage

“Steadman has the ability to uncover your soul and transplant it onto canvas. Steadman Uhlich has returned equestrian art and portraits to its classical roots with a highly refined sense of style and art.

Initially, seeing Steadman’s unforgettable style in portraits of fellow equestrians, I was overcome with emotion and compelled to commission Uhlich’s work. I was drawn in. I wanted Steadman to capture the same portrait effect for my horse and me.

I am European and have lived in Europe as well. Steadman’s work is reminiscent of old world charm, that of which is not commonly seen in the U.S. Additionally, my home is almost 100 years old and furnished with antiques from Europe.

I wanted a portrait that I could feel comfortable displaying in my home as quality and style are important to me. I did not want a typical event photo from a horse show, as those so often look like snapshots. I wanted something better and something beautiful for my home. I wanted art, if possible.

I am so pleased with the portraits Steadman has made for me. There is a classic and timeless quality in his portraits that I know will look good even with high-end interiors.

Steadman’s finished portraits look better than painted portraits and equestrian art I have seen. They are engaging and facinating, especially in how they look when seen in a large print.

I cannot let time slip by without telling you what a wonderful experience I had! Steadman was very professional, knowledgeable, interesting, lots of fun, and lovely to spend the time with. Steadman made the experience come alive for me. I felt that my portraits became a deliberate and conscious striving to revive antiquity – Steadman was able to partner with me on my vision and enabled it to become a reality.

It has been years since I had a professional portrait made of me. I know that my friends and I tend to be very critical of how we look in photos and I have some friends who have been disappointed after hiring a professional photographer because there were so few good photos. We tend to be very picky! Well I was surprised when I saw the results of the photo session I had with Steadman. There were so many beautiful photos that were truly extraordinary in their look that I had a very difficult time choosing from them.

With Steadman, it is not a question of whether there will be a good photo from the session. There is more likely to be a unique challenge to choose from among the many beautiful images he makes of you.

Steadman really pays attention to the details when working with you. Steadman set my horse and I up for success by helping me with tips on how to look my best for the photo shoot. But he goes beyond that, as Steadman carefully looks for the very best angle and light for the rider as well as the horse. It shows in his photographs.

I know some of my friends say I look younger and athletic in some of the photos. I was amazed at how these portraits look. Steadman understands the importance of movement in terms of expression as he has spent a great deal of time observing and studying the matter. He discussed the importance of putting weight on one leg vs. the other in pictures, placement of face, and other various positioning of the body.

As a serious rider, and a student of dressage, I had dreamed of having a photo that would show my love for horses, but I also wanted one to show me looking good too. I have seen many photos by other photographers that show the horse looking good, but the rider looks strange, or sometimes with an odd facial expression when riding. I wanted both of us to look good. That is one reason I chose Steadman Uhlich to make my portrait, as I had seen how attractive his other clients look in the portraits he made of them while they rode.

Steadman works very closely with you to find out what you want people to see in a photo of you. He took the time to understand what I wanted to see in my portrait. Then he surprised me and surpassed by highest expectations!

Steadman has the unique vision of a true artist and is able to see the potential in you and he was sensitive to my desires.

I took the time to look through his portfolios prior to our session and I had seen his portraits of other equestrians I know. So, I expected something of the same and hoped my own portraits would be as good.

I know that for some of his portraits of me, I was completely surprised by how beautiful my horse and I looked in the moment Steadman created.

Steadman doesn’t just copy others or create “cookie-cutter” portraits, like so many photographers do. Steadman really takes the time to create something unique for his clients.

And, as others before me have already said, there are so many beautiful photos in Steadman’s equestrian portfolio that are not seen here on his website. There are countless photos that each have something beautiful and amazing in them and his action portraits of all kinds of riders are incredible. I was truly stunned when I saw what he had made for me and others. Like others, I can’t wait to see his art exhibition and his future book.

Steadman’s portraits of me look unlike anything in his portfolio (prior to his making them of me) and more importantly unlike anything I have seen before by any other photographer. In fact, I was constantly thinking how Steadman’s work looks like something from one of the museums I visited in Europe.

Steadman’s work definitely has a distinctive style and atmosphere that is Art. These are the highest quality contemporary equestrian portraits I have ever seen!

There are always things we want and yet we usually feel a little guilty of spending more than usual on something for ourselves. Let me tell you, whatever you spend on a portrait by Steadman Uhlich is well worth it. It has to be one of the best things I have ever spent money on, because I am so pleased by the resulting portrait.

It is something I will treasure and keep for the rest of my life and I can only say that about a few things that are important to me. People call things like this “priceless” and I know what they mean. Steadman calls his work “unforgettable portraits” and now I fully understand what he means. These are really unforgettable pictures and ones I will keep a lifetime and be happy to share with my friends or family.

Steadman looks for unusual angles and is a master of using natural light. He sees the distinct plays of shadows and light. He really sees the light. The results are heavenly.

When I saw his photograph of my horse running at liberty one night, I said “WOW” as I just did not anticipate the photo would look that good from such a dark arena. It was amazing to see what Steadman saw and my horse looks so beautiful in the photo. I am totally pleased and pleasantly surprised.

Steadman has surpassed my expectations (I have discriminating taste because to me, most portrait photography seems so commonplace). Again, once seeing Steadman’s work, I became aware that his work harkens back to a by-gone era. Steadman’s development of techniques and artistic sensibilities have created what I consider masterpieces. Steadman is a true artist and craftsman of the highest order.

There is always a challenge in making an accurate representation of two subjects in a photograph. I am overjoyed that Steadman captured the harmony and relationship between myself and my horse.

I can highly recommend Steadman Uhlich to any equestrian of any level or any riding discipline.

The quality of the canvas that I ordered was beyond my expectations.

I ordered a 30 x 30 canvas and it looks like I could reach out and touch my horse it appears so lifelike. Many of my friends and family who have seen it have made commentary that they thought it was a painting as they could see the individual hairs on the horse!

The canvas holds its own above the fireplace and has the appearance of fine artwork found for thousands of dollars in high end art galleries. Steadman captured the essence of my horse and I would highly recommend his talent for hire!”

– Michele Tetreault-Mertes


Here is another True Story about High End Designer and High End Design Choices:

I once was asked by one of the South’s leading interior designers to provide some of my fine art photographs for display in a million-dollar-plus home that was going to be featured in a multi-page design magazine article.

I showed this designer my portfolio. He was taken by the photos of the children.

Note: These photos of the children were “art photos” and I have written permission from my clients (i.e. the children’s parents) to sell the photos as “Art.” Not all of my photos of children are available for purchase. This is carefully managed and only carefully selected images are available for the public to purchase as “Art.”

He picked two.

They were framed and hung on the walls in the master bedroom of the show house.

The owners of the home “loved” the photographs. (I was told this by the magazine and the designers assistant.)

The owners of the home purchased the two framed photographs even though the children were not at all related to them. They liked them that much. That is “Art.”

I am happy to meet with any client and also with their professional Interior Designer in order to understand their design concepts and how and where they foresee putting a portrait I will create for the client.

Leading professional Interior Designers “love” (their word) the work I do with Children, Flowers, Seashells, and other subjects. They have used my photographs as very large framed pieces in several prominent Designer Show-house installations. In some cases, entire walls were filled with my photographs. These installations of my work garnered thousands of “WOWs” from the Show-house visitors. You could have the same “WOW” comments made in your own home. It all starts with a phone call. Call the number shown in my red contact box in the upper right corner of any page on this site.

What will visitors to your home or office say when they see your portrait?

That really depends on your friends, their honesty, and their taste.  It also depends on what style of portrait you have me make for you.  I know that thousands of people have seen my portrait work hanging in an art gallery and the most common remarks were: “That is Art” and “WOW!”

To get an idea of what you might hear people say about your own portraits, I encourage you to read some of the many Verbatim Testimonial Comments below and especially the Global Visitors and Art Gallery Visitors Comments too.  Most of those comments are from people who did not know the people in the photographs/portraits, and they had no reason to be flattering to the person in the photo.


Verbatim Testimonials from Steadman Uhlich’s Portrait Clients

The following are a few verbatim quotes from written notes and letters sent to Steadman Uhlich by his portrait clients.


“Thank you for one of the most memorable experiences of my life.”

“Your gift lies not only with the lens but your ability to see and feel the inner and outer beauty, to appreciate and respect the uniqueness of your subject and then able to project it on film, a fantastic talent.”

“There are many people who claim to do portraits, or be photographers…but what you end up with is what you pay for: portraits that are blank, have no uniqueness, and bleak expressions or unnatural faces that make you look awkward and odd.

Well, we have a best-kept secret right here in Alabama and his name is Steadman Uhlich. If you want a portrait that will literally take the breath away of anyone who walks in your home and sees it, Steadman does it.

If you want a portrait that will be a timeless piece of artwork for generations to come…you want Steadman. He works with you and is tireless in achieving a work of art that is YOU.”

“You created a timeless, unforgettable work of art.”

“Unforgettable, fantastic experience.”

“Thank you for making one of my dreams a reality.”

“Perfect experience”

“It looks better than any painted portrait could.”

“The way you did the subject makes it a real work of art.”

“I just knew I could trust you.”

“What a wonderful experience!”

“Unbelievably beautiful pictures, I was just shocked. I am not easily impressed. I work in the arts every day and am accustomed to seeing beautiful things. But when I saw how beautifully (the portrait) was crafted, I was literally moved to tears. Incredible!”

“I am a hundred times more pleased with this portfolio than I am with either the oil portrait (by another artist) or the prints from other photographers.

“It’s difficult to describe in words, but rather than just a picture of their faces printed on photo paper, you were able to capture expressions from them that somehow reach “deeper” to pull out some of their personalities.”

“The whole photo session was phenomenal.”

“Your work exceeded my expectations. Everyone who has seen them is amazed to say the least.”

“When (we) viewed the (portraits) for the first time, (husband) broke down into tears. (It is) impactful; it touches everyone.”

“Each photo is like a piece of priceless art. It is a gift that will keep on giving.”

“You are amazing! I love it.Words cannot express how much I appreciate your artistic eye and your making us feel at home in your studio…I am even more thrilled to have my family featured in your amazing works of art.”

“Your work is breathtaking. You found the perfect picture in us. Our personalities showed up so comfortably in your work…my sincerest gratitude for giving my son and I something we can share over several lifetimes.”

“I am amazed he was able to capture the images he did, with what little time and light we had that day. Steadman Uhlich is a truly inspiring artist and photographer who touched our lives in ways that words and photographs cannot express.Thank you Steadman for giving so freely of your time, talent and expertise. Anyone who wants photos of themselves should CALL STEADMAN UHLICH!!!!He is a standout talent in an industry flooded with imitators. Awesome and incredible!!!”

“The portrait is a masterpiece that I will treasure each and every day. I could have searched high and low and never found a gift that will bring my family more pleasure than this beautiful picture in time of (my daughter).”

“When I first came into your Art Gallery I was feeling nervous and apprehensive. I have never really seen myself as being a particularly attractive or photogenic person and I was worried…I mistakenly thought I was going to have my photograph taken by a professional photographer when in fact I had my Portrait made by a very talented and gifted artist who made me look upon myself in a new and more positive way. I absolutely love my portrait. You managed to make me look several years younger and display a sophistication I never knew I had. I keep looking at it and wondering how you managed to capture the “me inside.”

“The portrait of (my daughter) was everything you promised and more.

You really did capture the passion, excitement, and the emotion that is so much of her personality. It just shines through in the work!”

“It is absolutely stunning…it is one of a kind”

“He’s energetic, fun, and will create something you won’t find anywhere else.”

“You captured that moment in the most beautiful photograph I have ever seen. This photograph allows me to call that feeling up every time I see it. What a precious gift, to know that feeling every day! Among my possessions, I treasure it the most, not only because of the powerful emotion it conveys or the beautiful art that it is…”

“As with almost every area of life, something this good comes at a cost, but I can honestly say that these portraits are very well worth the investment. The cost indeed seems small compared to the satisfaction we receive in enjoying many timeless expressions of our childrens’ personalities.”

“You will never know how special you made me feel that day (during the session). I am always so negative about myself and for one afternoon I felt so special and even a little pretty like a kid again.”

“I view the portraits often. Each individual photo triggers a mood ring of emotions.”

“The photo shoot was an experience of professionalism and promise.”

“Each child feels so special and loves the way they look.”

“The end result truly reflects each person’s individual style beautifully.”

“These pictures are real treasures.”

A daughter writes about her 81 years young mother’s session:

“The photos of my mother; well what can I say; they are wonderful. They capture so much of what I love of my mother. Her charm, her humor, that impish personality.”

“What truly amazes me is that in looking at Mother through your eyes I see new things about her that have never occurred to me. I can see the essence of her as a woman.”

“My mother had the time of her life yesterday. The time in your studio was all about her and she loved it. Her eyes in the portrait show that she recaptured her youth for a moment.”



Global Impressions of Steadman Uhlich’s Portrait Work

Here are just a few of the hundreds of Global Impressions Comments that Steadman’s portrait photography has received from a global audience, many of whom are professional photographers or highly skilled amateur photographers.

“Beautiful, beautiful images of real people! Thank you for reminding me that beauty exists in imperfections.”

“You have an eye for a woman’s sensuality, a man’s sensitivity, and a child’s innocence. Beautiful!”

“Your photographs embody beauty and character. You take a face most would consider not beautiful and capture the beauty in it for all to see and appreciate. Your work moves me.”

“Strength, grace, humor, intelligence and beauty. I feel as though each of the portraits in your portfolio somehow have aspects of these and that you have managed to get the subject to project their individual personality. The work as a whole illustrates some of the best human qualities there are.”
Gwen, London, UK
“What strikes me is the expression, how each person has a unique personality. Your portraits give an impression from the soul rather than being a mirror image. Every person looks natural and him or herself, that shows to me that you really do the effort to get to know your subjects.”Philippe, Warsaw, Poland
“A very lovely feeling and a wonderful quality…that immediately jumps out to me as being straight to the heart.”
Frank, Emmeloord, The Netherlands
“You don’t communicate through your photos on a physical or even emotional level, but instead on a spiritual level.”
Daan, Utrecht, Netherlands

“I find your photography to be downright beautiful.The lighting, tones, and mood areboth powerful and elegant at the same time.
Mark,Lilongwe, Malawi

“I am struck with the way your subjects speak to me. They all have a story to tell and you have captured it.”
Craig, Edmonton Alberta, Canada

“Beautiful! Like a symbol of peace!”
Mamansani, Niamey, Niger

“Mysterious and beautiful!”
Huixian, Taizhou, China

“This portrait shows a man with longevity and prosperity. He looks like a king.”
Mamansani, Niamey, Niger

“Great portrait. Looks like a classic statue in a museum. Wise and powerful.”
Hassan, Karachi Pakistan

“She is absorbed in colors. Like a flower from heaven.”
Kamran, Lahore, Pakistan

“This portrait is truly inspiring.This lady looks as if she represents the whole of India. She is unknown to me, yet I feel as if I know her. I was left breathless.”
Sunil, Navsari, India

“I just love it directly when I saw it. I like the 3D feeling and it’s not just a picture, it lives.”
Denny, Sjöbo, Sweden

“This reminds me of my childhood. Inside a safe home looking out, nose pressed against the glass, big world outside. Full of possibilities and maybe a bit dangerous.”
Stale, Oslo, Norway

“These are some of the most beautiful portraits I have ever seen. Well done.”
Yakim, Rosh Ha-Ayin, Israel

“Your subjects seem to have an ‘aura’ of wisdom and balance. It’s like you have captured them in a moment of personal reflection and even meditation.This is also true for the portraits of the kids. I get the impression it is more spiritual than physical. It is about the world that lies behind the eyes.”
Daan, Utrecht, Netherlands


Art Gallery Visitor Comments about Steadman Uhlich’s Artworks

These are the actual written, unsolicited, and verbatim quotes from art gallery visitors seeing Steadman’s work.

These are verbatim quotes from the Steadman Uhlich Fine Art Gallery (a real “brick and mortar” retail art gallery) guest book.

All quotes are about Steadman’s work as the entire gallery was devoted to Steadman’s photography and paintings.


“Very impressive. I would only expect to see this quality in New York or Chicago.”

“Your gallery reminds me of the better galleries in Carmel-by-the-Sea in California.”

“WOW!” (Note: This comment was heard from almost all gallery visitors.)

“Eye arresting work. Absolutely captivating”


“Better than the work I have seen in New York and Los Angeles.”

“I walked by the front window and said ‘My God!’ Beautiful!”

“Some of the most beautiful art I have ever seen.”

“Best work I have ever seen.”



“The most incredible photos I have ever seen…breathtaking”



“Unlike any art gallery I have ever seen.”

“I came in and forgot I was in Birmingham, perhaps Chicago or New York.”

“This place looks like a museum because the art is so beautiful.”

“I have yet to pass the gallery (walking by the front window display) without stopping in complete amazement…wonderful works.”

“I have seen no finer work.”

“There is no one else who does what Steadman Uhlich does. Surperb photography of adults, children, flowers, seashells, paintings…Exciting, matchless, something to love and be proud of.”

“It’s not that all the subjects are Hollywood gorgeous. Steadman is somehow able to capture the beauty of each person he photographs—the inner beauty and the results are arresting, dramatic, and beautiful.”

“I always thought I would have a painted portrait of my children done but I love your photos so much and the expressions you capture that I’ve now changed my mind.”

“What a wonderful surprise to find your gallery and incredible art.”

“Absolutely beautiful work. Exceptional.”

“This is too good to be local or regional.”

“I am absolutely astounded! This depicts such a high degree of art and craft, and a sensitivity for the subject not often seen.”

“What a nice discovery.”

“We are so lucky to have you back in Alabama.”

“Such an asset for Birmingham.”


“Beautiful works.”

“I feel like I have entered another world.”

“I have never seen anything like this before. Wonderful.”

“Absolutely beautiful work. Exceptional.”

“It’s amazing.”

“I actually pulled my car over to get a better look at the art in the window. I am so glad I came inside. Wonderful gallery.”


“Thank you for reminding me that beauty exists in imperfections.”

“Great stuff.”

“Truly awesome.”

“Your photographs embody beauty and character. You take a face most would consider not beautiful and capture the beauty in it for all to see and appreciate. Your work moves me.”

“Absolutely beautiful. Very mystical.”

“A very beautiful gallery.”

“What a joy today! Your art is exceptional.”

“Best work I have ever seen.”

“The work is stunning in its use of color! The detail in each work is breathtaking!”

“Fascinating and beautiful!”


“Stylized truth; quite beautiful”

“Beautiful, creative”


“Exciting, matchless”

“A wonderful innovative talent. Your works really are impressive and attention grabbing.”

“Steadman has an eye for a woman’s sensuality, a man’s sensitivity, and a child’s innocence. Beautiful!”

“A super cultural lift of my spirit.”

“I am so glad I stopped by your gallery. I am amazed by the originality of the work. It is so unique and you have something for everyone to enjoy…gorgeous…truly amazing.”

“The people on canvas are remarkable creations that make the canvas come to life. Gorgeous!”

“Your work is simply breathtaking.”

“What a beautiful and inspiring visit. Your work is extraordinary. I have never seen an artist who drew out the inner aspects of his subjects so well.”

“Steadman is somehow able to capture the beauty of each person he photographs. The results are arresting, dramatic and beautiful.”

“This is photography that speaks to your soul! Each photograph makes me want to know the story behind it. Beautiful works of art!”

“Thank you for reminding me that beauty exists in imperfections.”

“Life transforming.”

“Very moving”

“WOW! The portraits are spectacular”

Work is wonderful. The portraits tell a story about the subjects. Beautiful!

You have an amazing ability to capture true emotion. It is breathtaking.

“Your work is magnificent.”

“This is amazing! Beautiful! Interesting! Enjoyable!”



“Beaucoup d’originalite! Merci beaucoup pour tant de beaute”

“Beautiful art.”

“I can’t pick my favorite because they are all so beautiful.”

“Beautiful artwork and experience.”

“The quality of your work is outstanding.”

“This gallery is like a fine art salon in 19th century Europe.”


“Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.” (This was written by one visitor.)

“Captivating and unique.”

“Very impressive. I love your gallery.”

“Your gallery is filled with beautiful art.”

“Your work is magnificent. Very refreshing.”

“Wonderful work. No pretensions, so pristine.”

“The photos are stunning and have taken my breath away.”


“I walked by the front window and said ‘My God!’ Beautiful!”

“Best I have ever seen.”



“It is amazing how you can capture people’s soul. Your work is priceless.”

“An asset to our community.”

“Gorgeous work. We are so impressed!”

“The work is beautiful. The individual portraits…amazing.”

“The originality, color and striking photographs just amaze me.”






“You really capture the soul and spirit of the people in your portraits.”

“What you do is not photography. It is art and it is great. Love it””

“His work is fabulous! He makes you want to meet the people in the photographs.”


“Great! Moving!”


“I’ve never seen such beautiful work.”

“Amazing…It is breathtaking.”

“Words cannot express my fascination.”


“Wonderful work.”





“Artwork is wonderful!”


“Your photographs embody beauty and character.”

“Beautiful work. Very special. Exquisite.”


“The next best thing to visiting the Louvre.”

“Very impressive…enjoyed very much.”

“This is art like I have never seen before.”

“What a great experience! Beautiful…amazing.”

“This is wonderful.”

“Beautiful…great show…great.”

“Very spiritual and healing.”

“Your passion is fantastic.”

“Very interesting.”

“Just beautiful.”


“This show (of just Steadman Uhlich’s multi-media works) appears to be a collection of 5 unique artists showing collectively. I loved them all.”

“Just coming by is a visual and spiritual treat!”

“Great art.”


There were thousands of similar spoken statements that were not captured in writing.

These quotes above were unsolicited and hand written by the visitors to Steadman’s art gallery.


Extraordinary Portraits Can Affect People Emotionally

“I consider my greatest achievement as an artist is the unexpected deep emotional response that sometimes occurs when people view some of the portraits I have created. Some of these portraits have a rare ability to touch the viewer’s emotions.

Sixteen people have literally been brought to tears while viewing photographs of people they do not know.

Two of these, wrote that this happened while viewing my works over the internet. Countless others who do know the people in the photos were also moved to tears. But it is those viewers that have no connection at all by family or friend to the person in the portrait image that I find most memorable and remarkable.

“The Greatest Satisfaction I Know as an Artist”

I never expected this to happen. Of course I would be pleased if my clients liked their portraits, or those portraits of members of their family. Countless times, I have received notes and calls and have been told how family members (husbands, mothers, fathers, grandparents) were moved to tears by a portrait I made of someone in their family. I thought that was wonderful.

But something else happened too.

Sixteen total strangers were moved to tears by some of my portraits of people they do not know.

It was not as frequent as seeing family members of my clients or clients themselves cry, it was certainly rare, and it was not expected.

Yet it happened 16 times!

Fourteen times I saw with my own eyes, and two additional times men wrote me to tell me this.

I truly saw it happen 14 times with my own eyes and the response came from both women and men.

Yes, men cried too!

It was when people who viewed a portrait I made were brought to tears by that portrait, yet they do not know the person in the portrait.

Bear in mind, these were not portraits of war victims, drought victims, or people in pain or suffering. They were not destitute, hungry, malnourished, or disfigured. They were portraits of ordinary people, not celebrities, not famous, not even known to the viewer.

When that happened, it changed my life in a profound way.

It gave me an idea or inspiration to follow a different path in my life and completely changed how I see photography and how I will use it in the future.

What caused those people to cry?

It is an extraordinary response to the face of a person they don’t know by prior meeting, but somehow know in their heart.

When I witnessed this response, I was watching the tears stream down their faces, and listening to what the viewers revealed to me.

Some told me things about what caused this response. Sometimes we just shared those emotions in silence, as they were so strong that it was truly a moment where the viewer was speechless. It always touches me deeply too, even to the point where tears filled my own eyes as I witnessed this emotion connection the viewer had with my work.

These have been some of the most unforgettable moments in my life as an artist. They transcend anything material or business related.

As an artist, it gave me the greatest satisfaction to know that my art has reached someone deeply, and to witness that with my own eyes was an unexpected moment of enlightenment. “




Testimonials & Comments from a Wide Range of Very Satisfied People

These are just a few of the many Testimonials about Steadman Uhlich’s help to others through advice and consulting and objective comments about his photography and art. There were countless more not shown here.

Art Gallery Visitors

There are 140 Verbatim Testimonial Quotes you can read from Art Gallery Visitors who saw Steadman’s Art and Photography in an Art Gallery. These quotes are from people who saw his work up close while it was hanging in an art gallery at full size, often at “Life Size.” While you are able to view hundreds of photographs on this website or in Steadman’s online portfolios, you are only able to see these are low resolution and small sized images. The real photos Steadman makes are generally much larger than what you are seeing online. In some cases these photos are up to 5 feet tall! Others have been 10 feet wide! Even his portraits are generally life-size and so most are seen larger than you can see on your laptop or computer. In addition, the high resolution prints are amazing for the amount of details seen, the sharpness of details, the textures, and some even have amazing optical illusions that astounded art gallery visitors. So, if you will read some of these Art Gallery Visitor comments, you should get an idea of how someone may respond if you display a portrait or fine art photograph that Steadman has made for you, whether it is in your home or office. It is highly recommended that you read over these comments, because these people have actually seen his work at the sizes he recommends and displayed as he suggests.

Global Visitors and Global Viewers of Steadman’s Art and Photography

There are also verbatim comments and impressions from Global Visitors to his Studio website or others who have seen his work via the internet and who left their impressions of his work. There you can see literally hundreds of comments from viewers who were impressed, moved, and “stunned” from over 50 countries around the world. To read those comments, go to Steadman’s Old Studio Site and look at the comments beside the photos on each of the first 50 pages of that site. Those portraits have been called The Global 50 Favorites, but they were made and called that prior to Steadman’s trip across America.

Global General Impressions of Steadman’s Portrait Work

The following link is to a page which shows just some (31) of the many comments (hundreds) that Steadman’s portrait photography has received from viewers around the world. Many of these verbatim comments are from experienced photographers, many of which are professional photographers themselves. These comments are just the “general impression” type and are only about Steadman’s portrait photography, which is only one element from his larger body of work as a photographer and artist (painter). Global General Impressions of Steadman’s Portrait Photography

Steadman’s Portrait Clients and Patrons

There are also testimonials from Steadman’s Studio Clients who have actually hired him to produce artwork or portraits for them. To read those comments, simply click Testimonials About Steadman Uhlich: Client Comments.

Art Patrons and Hosts (Hosts in Steadman’s Visiting Artist Program)

You can also read full length Verbatim Testimonial Letters from Patrons and Hosts who hosted Steadman while he is traveling in 2011, 2012, and 2013 as part of his unique Visiting Artist Program. Those letters also give insight into not Steadman’s ability to create beautiful portraits or art for clients. They also give you verbatim comments on his character and trustworthiness. In many cases, Steadman was a guest of these hosts for several weeks (up to 4 months) and so the clients or hosts got to spend many hours with him. They saw him in many hours of social interactions, working with members of their own family, working with others in public, and as a professional artist focused on his subjects. They also got to know him from many hours spent together eating meals, traveling, visiting, and sharing stories.

Steadman’s Former Partners and CEO Level Contacts (Management Consulting Career)

Prior to beginning his career as a professional artist and fine art photographer, Steadman was for years a very successful and truly unique high-level management consultant working for two of the largest Big Six global consulting firms. His contact level was the Chairman, CEO, and other “C Level” contacts of some of the largest global corporations. He worked as a unique “Partner in Charge” of an innovative program for the largest firm. The following link will take you to a page where you can see 60 Verbatim Testimonial Comments from many of his partners (whom he helped) and some of his CEO contacts. 60 Testimonial Quotes by Former Partners and CEOs Regarding Results, Professionalism, Creativity, Consulting Skills, and Experience

Photographers Steadman has Mentored

There are additional testimonial letters from photographers around the world that Steadman has mentored. To view a few of these, visit Steadman’s PhotoMentors site that is focused on teaching and educating people about fine photography. There is a Testimonials category there with many verbatim testimonial quotes about Steadman and several verbatim letters from photographers he has mentored or helped. Steadman has had remarkable success in helping photographers (both new and experienced) learn how to see their photos in a new way and how to improve their own work to reach their own goals. He gives very practical advice in the form of his Simple Suggestions that any photographer can follow. And his style of communicating with and advising people on both abstract and technical topics has won praise from the people he mentors.

200+ Photographers Steadman Helped

There are 200+ Verbatim Testimonial Comments from Photographers Steadman Helped. These verbatim comments were unsolicited and publicly published by the writers on a highly regarded internet photography forum where Steadman helped photographers from around the world (amateur and professionals) improve their photography. Many of these comments were in an unusual, unsolicited, “Tribute to Steadman” (prompted by someone else) that thanked him for his service and helpfulness to the global online photography community.

44 Photographers Who Bought from Steadman

There are even testimonials from other photographers who have bought from Steadman in the past: Testimonials from 44 Photographers who bought from Steadman. There are Verbatim Testimonials from 44 photographers who have bought many thousands of dollars of photography equipment from him, online. If you have any doubts about buying anything from Steadman, you should read what they say about the accuracy of his descriptions of what he sold them and their high satisfaction with the entire transaction process.


Links to Various Verbatim Testimonial Quotes

Testimonial Quotes by 200+ Photographers Around the World Regarding Steadman’s Helpfulness, Service, and Creative and Critical Eye

140 Quotes by Art Gallery Visitors Seeing Steadman’s Work Lifesize and in an Art Gallery

Quotes by Global Visitors Regarding Just ONE Portrait Project for Just ONE Person: The Pianist

Quotes by Global Visitors Regarding Steadman’s Portraits of Elders

Quotes by Global Visitors Regarding Three of Steadman’s Equestrians Portraits

Testimonial Quotes by Photographers Steadman has Mentored

60 Testimonial Quotes by Former Partners and CEOs Regarding Results, Professionalism, Creativity, Consulting Skills, and Experience

Testimonial Quotes About Steadman Uhlich: 44 Photographers who Bought from Steadman

Testimonial Letters from Patrons and Hosts who Participated in Steadman’s Visiting Artist Program



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