Testimonials For Florine Duffield
I met Florine when she did a photo shoot for me. I was so
impressed with her professionalism, attention to detail and the wealth of
knowledge she possessed as a photographer. The photos were amazing and really
captured what we were looking for. When I realized that Florine could also
paint beautifully, I asked her to paint a
surprise painting of my husband. We worked together as I gave her pictures of
him that I really loved, and she painted his portrait from the photos. The end
result was fabulous!!! It was such a beautiful and meaningful surprise for my
husband. We will cherish the painting forever. She captured his smile, twinkle
in his eyes and his essence. I am forever grateful. I highly recommend Florine
for photo shoots and commissioning a painting. Thank you, Florine!
Mary Kay Owen
Mark Twain once said, “I
can live for two months on a good compliment.” These little gems really can
sustain a person. AND when a very dear friend continues to wow, surprise, show
acts of continual kindness and thoughtfulness, what you are left with is a
place that can only be called humble. That never felt so good. Eureka.
THANK you, dearest, Florine Duffield my
friend for life. The painting you did brought me to tears. You captured the
mystique and unknown that only few can see. Let me not cloud your kindness with
words. Thanks tons buddy.
For anyone wishing to have a lovely painting of someone dear to them
contact Florine Duffield.
Dear Florine, I’m just sending you a note to tell you that John just loves the painting of Velvet. He has it hanging in his office next to his computer and loves looking at it every day.
Thank you again.
I have known this artist for quite a while and have collected many of her landscapes, desert flowers and Arizona paintings and photography. Over the years I have recommended her to several of my friends and they were all impressed with her ability to listen and produce the piece they wanted.
The oil portrait of my best friend clearly lets her alluring personality shine through. She also painted another friend’s three dogs, all with their own unique expressions, and their eyes seemed to be looking right at you. Everyone raves about Florine’s work and that is why she gets so many word of mouth referrals. Keep up the great work.
I have two men in my life, who Florine has been capturing on film and in paintings for many years now. I have one of each: a black American Short Hair cat and a now mostly grey-haired American human.
Florine has the unique ability to permeate each piece with their essence and idiosyncrasies. The oil painting of my 22-pound alpha cat in his prime, strutting in the yard, vivifies my memories of his prowess. The photo, then painting of my husband with a martini in one hand and a cigar in the other, with one eye so slightly different, depicts his inner calm and contentment. She uses this perceptive vision for every person and animal she paints. It is like capturing an intimate moment with every subject. I love the “image album” on the walls of my home. She is a memory maker. Thank you, Florine.
We could not be more pleased with our newest addition to our art collection. Florine Duffield has done some incredible pieces for our family over the years both photographs and painting. We have had several photo sessions of our kids and parents that she has turned into even more incredible paintings that are cherished. Most recently she did a painting of our dogs, and she captured the soul and personality of our dogs perfectly. This painting is one of our top 3 favorites we have ever had done. We will continue to use Florine for all our art projects in the future. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent with our family.
To my lovely artist friend Florine. You have a wonderful talent and an amazing eye. You capture all the object is and more. You look beyond the obvious. Thank you for all your insightful work over the years. We will cherish it for many years to come. Thank you dearest.
In her portraits, Florine paints not only a good likeness but so much more than that in the way that she captures the personality, uniqueness and quirkiness of the subject. I want to talk about two portraits that Florine painted for me. The first was of my husband and our dog Paddy. Paddy is no longer with us and so the painting is now even more special to me as a memory. I love it and it captures his playfulness so well. The second is a painting of my mother, who is also no longer with us. Florine has depicted her when she was young and, as l pass her on the wall each day, l say “Hello, weren’t you beautiful”! Framed photographs can be lovely but a painted portrait is something to be treasured throughout the years.
Thank you so much, Florine, for this unexpected and exquisite surprise! For those who don't know Florine, she is a brilliant photographer and painter, with an extraordinary understanding of human nature, and her work showcases her God Given talent. She is an artist of and for the soul. My profile picture here on FB is a testimony to her skills.
I had the honor and privilege to be photographed by Florine when I needed a portrait picture to be featured in a book. She asked me what I wanted the picture to capture; I replied - just myself, and the love that I feel when I think of that book. No photoshop, please, I added, aging is a gift. The result was a picture that, when I saw it, felt like a direct reflection of my soul in a mirror. It was exactly what I hoped for, and so much more. It portrays the best version of myself, of what I aspire to be, and what I hope that people will see when they come across it. Florine is a brilliant photographer, with an extraordinary understanding of human nature, and her work showcases her God Given talent. She is an artist of and for the soul. Thank you, Florine, for sharing your gift with me, I am so very grateful to you!
Florine Duffield has taken some of the best photos that I have ever had taken of myself. My husband tells me this all the time and he is absolutely right. I have to say that working with her was both fun and professional took which made the experience all the better. I’ve worked with photographers that just seem to want to get the job done. Not Florine. She is a true artist. To me, that makes all the difference in the world
I have worked in the art business with Florine for many years. Her skills as a curator truly amaze me – her eye for art and her ability to work so well with other artists. For over thirty years I have seen the outstanding work produced by Florine, she is a consummate photographer and artist. From commercial work, family photos, animals, children, fine art and other specialty work – you will not find a better professional artist anywhere.
Sun City Arizona is in the middle of its 50th Anniversary and the year 2010 has been dedicated to celebrating our success. It has been no small task in putting it together and one of our concerns was to be able to save a permanent record of the events and people that made it all happen. The written word has been used repeatedly to promote it, but for history’s sake, we knew that nothing told the story better than great pictures capturing our best moments. When we put the call out for volunteers, Florine Duffield raised her hand and offered to help. We readily asked her to be the primary source of recording the year’s events. What a blessing.
She is the consummate professional; coming out at all hours of day and night, she has captured the essence of Sun City. Her pictures of our 50th Anniversary will live on for years and will document what a great time we had. I am also the president of the Del Webb Sun Cities Museum and know the difference of a person with a camera and a trained photographer able to get just the right shots. Her work has been impeccable and her commitment to be a part of this community event has made our role that much easier.
Bill Pearson, 50th Anniversary Publicity Chairman
Florine, I was amazed to see the photographs you took at my recent photo shoot! I wanted some new head shots for my business because I thought the old ones looked posed and unnatural. The Photos you took were stunning! You really captured my personality and not just my picture. When I look at the photos you took, I can really see the essence of me in them and they completely capture the message I am trying to get across. And before you even took one picture you put me so at ease that the photo shoot was fun! Thank you for making a boring headshot so much fun and so beautiful! You are so creative and professional that I recommend you to everyone I know. Blessed be,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for the wonderful portrait you made of my dog Benson. I was very impressed when you said that you wanted to meet him in person, in order to do justice to his true color. You made time to come to our home and see him in his own surroundings. The additional pictures that you took of him that day were so good that I ended up printing one of those as well! Your assistance with choosing the perfect canvas size was invaluable, and the fact that you painted him using my favorite pose was very important to me. All in all, it was a pleasure to work with you on this. The final result was more valuable than words can express. He looks as though he could walk right out of the canvas. You portrayed him perfectly! I will enjoy his portrait for many years to come. Thank you so very much,
We used Florine Duffield for our 20th anniversary photo portrait shoot. We loved our experience with Florine. She made us feel so relaxed. We could see right away that she was knowledgeable, creative and patient.
We received our pictures immediately after the shoot and every photo turned out better than we ever imagined. Her artistic talent is apparent in everything she does from the photos she takes to the prints she makes to the portraits she paints.
Florine puts her heart and soul into everything she does. I would recommend her to everyone. We are fortunate to have such a multi talented professional on the Westside. Thanks you for the quality service you provide
Jack & Sydney
Florine made a few photographs to use as her guide and teachers that helped her with every technique or nuance of doing portraits. She never saw me once she began her journey of creating my image - finishing in a few weeks. It’s more than skill-this is the spark of my being that resonates clearly when your eyes gaze upon the energy signature of the life-like portrait of me - all the colors and every wrinkle. The eyes go right into your being, knowing who you are. That’s true intimacy. “In-to-me-to-see” as noted by Neal Donald Walsh author of “Conversations with God” books.
On behalf of Smiles Beyond the Bars, I would like to thank you for your contribution of excellent photography skills and your oil painting donation! So many people have lasting memories of the event courtesy of your talents. It has been such a pleasure working with you and we look forward to a continued relationship. Your support helps us continue in our mission and to help assist those in our community. The generous support of individuals like you makes it possible for our organization to exist and to make the community a great place to live. On behalf of myself, the board and our recipients, thanks again for your support
Founder, Smiles Beyond the Bars
Out of sight! I really appreciate you, Florine."
Florine Duffield came highly recommended by several professional sources who promote their businesses by image in the form of a headshot for their resume. Florine took her time to assure I would get the best possible angles, light and choices to incorporate my headshot on to various social media platforms such as LinkedIn, business cards, brochures, and Facebook. Florine Duffield is bright. She has a lovely studio setting, is fun, sensitive, and a professional in the true sense of the word."
the last 10 plus years we have continued to enjoy the beautiful artwork Florine
has made for our home. Florine has been
able to capture in both photos and her painting my love of nature including
flowers, leaves, and trees. I have
commissioned her to create several amazing personal portraits of myself as well
as family and our parrot Alex. Florine
is always the first artist I think of when I want a new project completed. Her professionalism and phenomenal
personality have never disappointed us. We recently purchased a new home and
cannot wait to see all the new artwork she creates for our home.
could not be more pleased with the experience my fiancé and I had with Florine
Duffield. I am a person who does not
love to be photographed and even less likes to see herself in photos. I was pleasantly surprised with the entire
experience. Florine’s kind personality
combined with her attention to detail and confidence made this an easy and
enjoyable experience for myself and my fiancé.
Her continuous smile is infections and allowed me to relax. The photos came back so beautifully, and it
allowed me to see myself in her eyes and I could not be happier with the
outcome. As excited as we were about
the photo shoot it was nothing compared to how much we adore the paintings she
has done of our fur babies. Florine has
a true talent for capturing the personally of animals and we will continue to
use her to create more beautiful art pieces in the future that we can treasure
for years to come. We cannot be more
excited to see how the photos of our upcoming wedding will turn out, of course
there was no one else we would want to capture our big day and could not be
more grateful for all the work she has already done for us. Thank you, Florine, for not only being an
amazing artist but for also becoming a part of our family!