custom portraits

self-care illustrated

made with whimsy and care


I’m Christine, creator and artist behind Opal and Ghost.

With just the right amount of whimsy and a whole lot of care, I make custom portrait illustrations and feel-good art. My work is picturesque and playful and makes for a special gift for any occasion.




"Beautiful work! It was an absolute pleasure working with Christine. I was so pleased with the quality of her work. I had the portrait made for a gift, but had to keep making additional prints as everyone loved them so much. Thank you for such an incredible gift."


"Christine is an absolute delight. She does a wonderful job of not only personalizing her portraits, but also capturing personalities."


"Love, love, love!! This is the 3rd portrait I've ordered - 2 have been gifts. Both made the recipients cry with happiness!

Gwen T.

This illustration is beyond incredible. I had contacted Christine to do a custom picture of my small children in a Parisian cafe. She was an absolute delight to work with. I sent her many images to use as inspiration. The picture had so many sweet references to those. She also added so many other charming touches. It truly exceeded my expectations and is an absolutely precious image of my children.


I couldn't be happier with my daughter's portrait and the customer service provided. The commission experience was exceptional.
I highly recommend Christine for your portrait(s). She delivered a very special piece and it's just the perfect addiction to my daughter's bedroom wall. Thank you!

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