“I am so particular when it comes to backgrounding. Many times a background occupies half of my image – so it needs to bring balance, tone and design that inspires and adds something extra to my portrait. David’s original canvas and muslin designs never let me down. I count my Maheu backgrounds among my very favorites and continue to use them again and again.”

Tim Kelly
M.Photog., Cr., IE, Fellow-ASP, Kodak Mentor,
Cameracraftsman of America, Intn’l Society of Portrait Artists

"I believe using the right tools truly makes a difference when creating a fine masterpiece. One of those tools is a background created by David Maheu. With David’s rich history as a successful photographer, we are able to communicate my specific needs in a background. For years now, David has created exquisite custom backgrounds which meet my taste. As far as I am concerned, he is the finest background painter in our industry."

– Gregory Daniel

M. Photog.Cr., F-ASP, FDPE, FSA, Fellow ASP

"David and Julie Maheu's backdrops are a cornerstone to a Walden portrait because few things are as important as the backdrop you choose for your portraits. The feel, the tone and the impact of your portrait is directly effected by the backdrop. Bev and I want the best and that's why we continually choose a Maheu backdrop.

Tim Walden

M. Photog., Cr., F-ASP