And the Winner Is.....
The winner of the custom painted oil portait by Linden Alley is Ashley of Mantua, NJ.
Ashley wins a framed custom painting. Ashley, I'll be in touch with you on how to claim your prize!
Ashley's name was drawn at random from all elligible entries through random.org, which guarantees complete impartiality. Thanks to everyone who entered: we have another great prize coming soon!
About Linden Alley:
Linden Alley was founded by German-American art-lover Peter Burchhardt with the goal of making top-quality custom paintings available at reasonable prices. A true multi-national, Peter grew up in Germany, studied and worked in the US, and has lived in Asia since 2006. He speaks and reads fluent Chinese. Living in different cities around China, he saw the stunning number of highly talented artists concentrated there. There are gifted and well-trained artists with few means to find customers for their work. Some of their work is bought up by agents who then resell for more than ten times the purchase value at galleries in Europe, the US, and wealthy parts of Asia. Others work for big companies creating artwork to furnish hotels and business chains. Peter noticed an opportunity to use the Internet to reduce layers of middlemen and put the best artists in more direct touch with their customers. Linden Alley now makes it possible for anyone to commission custom-made artwork from master portrait artists, no matter how far away they are.