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About The Art


What we create...

Timeless Wall Portraits


How we create...

*Studio Atmosphere

*Interactive Setting

*Mixed Media Artwork

*Time Valued Process


A Foster portrait is more than a photo. It is a continuation of the artistic tradition of classical masters combined with the modern artistry of a photograph. It represents a joining of the realism and preciseness of a photograph and the richness and radiance of an oil painting.


With the trained eye of a classical portrait artist, we will create through light, color, angle, pose, and expression the individual atmosphere or “look” that reflects the nature, values, inner life, and charm of the subject, whether it be your entire family or the singular image of a child. With the addition of digital technology, we have the ability to craft portraits that are creative, remarkable, and striking.


This art form is without equal in capturing the character, beauty, and uniqueness of your family, of bringing to life that which lies deep within. A Foster portrait freezes reality so that it may be forever enjoyed, examined, remembered, and celebrated. There is no way of recording the lives of your children and family more vividly, accurately and passionately than a photograph combined with an oil painting.


Like all works of art, Foster portraits are a joy forever. They are a permanent and everlasting memory of a person, child, family or moment that may be enjoyed in the future, even as our human recollections fade. A Foster portrait is meant to be passed down to your children and future generations so that they may better understand, appreciate, and celebrate their family legacy.


About The Artist


Karah Sambuco is the proud owner of Foster Fine Art Portraits. Creating portrait art is a wonderful profession but it is not just what she does for a living, it is her passion. Love for the printed piece has been a part of her life since she was young and pictures of her childhood have always filled her parents home. Her mother's photo wall has long been a favorite trip down memory lane for all who visit.


Everything Karah does, she does with conviction. Her love for her family, her friends, and her art is fierce. You can rest assured that when you commission a portrait from Foster Fine Art Portraits you will be getting the best the industry has to offer.  


Karah just relocated her studio to Wheeling, WV in a commercial location that she had designed to immerse her guests into a fairytale experience. She has photographed hundreds of families around the Ohio Valley and beyond. Whether your family is traveling from Pittsburgh, PA just an hour north or right around the corner in Wheeling, WV you can rest assured it will be worth the trip. We welcome families from all over the Ohio Valley Tri-State area and beyond. We have had the pleasure of creating art of children and families from Cambridge, OH, Belmont, OH, St. Clairsville, OH, Washington, PA, Wheeling, WV, Moundsville, WV, Charleston, WV, KY, VA and even beyond.


When not in the camera room, you can find her enjoying the simple life with her family. Spending evenings playing and laughing with her children or making memories vacationing together all over the world.


As a PPA certified professional photographer, Karah is constantly striving to elevate her art and level of service.  Over the past several years Karah has become highly decorated in the area of photographic competition - on state, regional and international levels where images are scrutinized by judging panels consisting of the best photographers in the world. She has also become a sought after speaker and educator as her peers in associations across the country are interested to see more of her work and hear about her methods.





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