The finest selection of portrait artists since 1996
New! Sign up for a viewer account by clicking the upper right tab and save your favorite portraits.

by Garth Herrick
by Garth Herrick
Click to see this artist; refresh or reload to see others.

Commission an original...
...hand-painted portrait painting or sculpture. Artists are available for portrait commissions and can be contacted directly or if you PREFER ASSISTANCE in choosing a portrait painter, please fill out our short questionnaire, or call 727.738.1688.

Interested artists, please see the GETTING LISTED page.

awardMany artists have won important awards. See the AWARD WINNERS page for all winners, including 5 artists with work in the Smithsonian's National Portrait GalleryMarvin Mattelson, Rossin, Ronald Sherr, Alexandra Tyng, Paul Wyse and in the National Portrait Gallery of Australia is Jiawei Shen.

Contacted by...
...the White House, U.S. Senate, U.S. Supreme Court, Pentagon, Coast Guard, Army, SOCOM, Homeland Security, Treasury Department, HUD and other U.S. and state government agencies, universities, hospitals, film industry, corporations such as Tiffany & Company and New York Life Insurance have all used our site to select a portrait artist.

In a 2005 New York Times article, 5 of 6 artists featured were chosen from Stroke of Genius. Also contacted by the Wall Street Journal and Town & Country magazine regarding portrait articles. Viewing Artists...
To view all artists, choose ARTISTS A-Z, ARTISTS by NAME, LOCALE & FEES or INTERACTIVE MAP. To view works by subject, setting or medium choose one of the many galleries from the menu at the top. Note that portraits with a plain, non-specific background will be in the Indoors category where that option is part of the category name.

Featured in
Christie's Real Estate magazine
Barron's, "Captured on Canvas" by Joanne Kaufman.
with listed artists Michele Rushworth and Ann Manry Kenyon.

• Art & Antiques Magazine
• American Artist (twice)
• Newsday
The Artist's Magazine (twice)
NY Metro Family Guide

. . . see more
Artist Highlights
Irene BaileyIRENE BAILEY ‘s 20th Portrait for the University of East Carolina of John Daniel Shearin III, was unveiled December 15, 2017. Shearin was the Dean of the College of Theatre and Dance. His portrait will hang in the McGinnis Theater on ECU’s campus. 02/2018Susan Boone DurkeeSUSAN BOONE DURKEE Susan Boone Durkee's commissioned oil portrait of distinguished Hotchkiss School faculty member, Walter Crain Jr. was unveiled January 15th It will hang in the main entrance foyer of the Hotchkiss School. 01/2018Elizabeth WhelanELIZABETH WHELAN painted the portraits of 22 Martha's Vineyard artists at work in their studios, and unveiled one painting every 15 minutes for 6 hours, at the art show and event 'Artists in Art' in West Tisbury, MA. 11/2017Susan Boone DurkeeSUSAN BOONE DURKEE Susan's commissioned portrait of Dr. Sue Groesbeck, the former Head of Emma Willard School for Girls was delivered to Emma Willard and will hang in the Great Hall. This was Susan's second commissioned portrait from the prestigious Emma Willard School for Girls 11/2017David GoatleyDAVID GOATLEY 's commissioned portrait of His Highness the Maharaja of Jaipur was delivered to City Palace in Jaipur where it will hang in the Royal Museum. 11/2017
Susan Boone DurkeeSUSAN BOONE DURKEE Susan's third commission by The Hotchkiss School of distinguished faculty member Walter Crain, was delivered to the School and will be unveiled in a special ceremony at the school in January 2018 10/2017Igor BabailovIGOR BABAILOV was awarded the chivalric Order of St. Anne for life-time achievements in his professional career as a portrait artist. 07/2017Linda Harris ReynoldsLINDA HARRIS REYNOLDS Featured in 2017 May/June edition of Fine Art Connnoisseur Magazine; "Todays Masters-More Than Faces"center spread, and the 2016 Nov/Dec edition of Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, "Today's Masters- The Appeal of Youth"center spread. 06/2017Richard Whitney, PhD.HRICHARD WHITNEY, PHD.H ’s portrait of NH Governor Craig Benson was recently unveiled at the State House in Concord, NH. The event was covered by newspapers as far away as the Washington Post and Miami Herald. 06/2017Bart LindstromBART LINDSTROM Featured in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine article, "More Than Just Faces" by Andrew Webster 05/2017
Connie EricksonCONNIE ERICKSON 's painting, "My Three Sons" won an Award of Excellence in the American Academy of Equine Artists spring online exhibit. 05/2017Susan Boone DurkeeSUSAN BOONE DURKEE 's portrait of Philanthropist, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe was recently presented to the Collection of historic Grace Church, Manhattan, New York. 05/2017Susan Boone DurkeeSUSAN BOONE DURKEE 's commissioned portrait of former Hotchkiss School Interim Head, Peter O'Neill,was unveiled to the Hotchkiss School and will hang in the School Portrait Rotunda. Susan's portrait of Gloria Steinem was recently presented to the MS.Foundation. 05/2017Anna Rose BainANNA ROSE BAIN Anna Rose Bain received an Exceptional Merit Award for her painting, "A Fleeting Moment," in the 19th Annual International Competition hosted by the Portrait Society of America. 04/2017Connie EricksonCONNIE ERICKSON delivered her portrait of Dr. Janet Smith, President of Columbia State College in Columbia, Tennessee. 04/2017
Tom EdgertonTOM EDGERTON recently completed official portraits of Dr. Debra Townsley, former president of William Peace University, and Dr. Kenneth Teitelbaum, Dean, Watson College of Education at UNC-Wilmington. 03/2017Barbara LewisBARBARA LEWIS 's portrait of Bucks County Court of Common Pleas Judge Albert Cepparulo was unveiled on 2/1/2017. His portrait is one of 11 she has painted now hanging at the Bucks County Judicial Center in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. 02/2017Gerald P. YorkGERALD P. YORK 's oil portrait of Vice Admiral James Phil Wisecup was unveiled at a U.S. Navy ceremony on 30 March 2011. 01/2017John Seibels WalkerJOHN SEIBELS WALKER recently unveiled official portraits of Costa M. Pleicones, Chief Justice of the SC Supreme Court, and NC's State Treasurer, Janet Cowell. Soon to be unveiled: Senator Hugh K. Leatherman, President Pro Tempore of the SC Senate. 12/2016Elizabeth WhelanELIZABETH WHELAN unveiled a portrait of mystery author Cynthia Riggs in West Tisbury, MA, as part of a solo portrait show. 11/2016
Susan Boone DurkeeSUSAN BOONE DURKEE Susan just completed the commissioned oil portrait of Trudy Hall, Head of School,of the prestigious Emma Willard School, Troy New York. 10/2016Christine MillerCHRISTINE MILLER 's new 4x5' figurative painting entitled "Chosen," speaking to the value of life, will be unveiled October 6, 2016 at the CareNet Pregnancy Center's Annual Banquet at Salvatore's Italian Gardens and displayed at their Lockport, NY Center location. 10/2016Irene BaileyIRENE BAILEY 's paintings "Naasha in Fur" & "Cross Country Bike Trip", were finalists in the Portrait Society of Atlanta's Fall Juried Exhibition 2016, Figurative Portraiture." 09/2016Irene BaileyIRENE BAILEY 's self-portrait "Pondering" was selected for the exhibition, "Reinventing Ourselves from Another Point of View" in Chicago Illinois. 09/2016Katherine GalbraithKATHERINE GALBRAITH 's painting, "Addie," was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2016 Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall Exhibition. This is an exceptional painting. Excellent use of edges, drawing, & color when handling flesh tones & contour of the subject. J Todorovitch, Juror 08/2016
      . . . more artist highlights . . .

Permanent Features
Igor BabailovIGOR BABAILOV was commissioned to paint President Bush, President Putin, Rudolph Giuliani, the Pope and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Simmie KnoxSIMMIE KNOX painted the official White House portraits of President Clinton & First Lady Hillary Clinton and was awarded the commission for Governor of Alabama. John Howard SandenJOHN HOWARD SANDEN unveiled his official White House portraits of President George Bush and First Lady Laura Bush at a White House ceremony June 2012.
Jiawei ShenJIAWEI SHEN painted The Honorable John Howard former Prime Minister of Australia for the Australian Parliament House, Canberra in 2009. Ronald N. SherrRONALD N. SHERR painted the official portrait of George H. W. Bush for the National Portrait Gallery & a double of him & George W. Bush for the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum.  
See many official commissions in our OFFICIAL GALLERIES . . .

Bookstore Highlights

See more books in our huge

Portrait Connections
  Masters of Portrait Features many of the greats of contemporary portraiture today — Daniel Greene, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Simmie Knox, John Howard Sanden, Ronald Sherr, Burton Silverman and Richard Whitney.   A Stroke of Genius BookstoreA Stroke of Genius Fine Art Bookstore features over 1,000 art books with an emphasis on portraiture and figurative art. There are instructional books, videos and DVD's in all mediums as well as contemporary & historical portrait artists of interest to portrait painters.  
  Portrait Society of AmericaPortrait Society of America, Portrait Society of America, the largest non-profit organization dedicated to fine art portraiture and figurative works in America. With over 2,750 members worldwide.   The Portrait InstituteThe Portrait Institute was founded in 1974. Though no longer offering seminars, the Institute continues to distribute John Sanden videos, brush sets, books & specialty oil color sets that you can order online.  
  Portrait Society of AtlantaPortrait Society of Atlanta is the oldest all volunteer portrait groups in America. Membership is open to portrait artists in all parts of the country. Our main purpose is to educate the public to a greater awareness of the portrait as a valid and valuable art form. At the same time we enrich our members by offering a variety of services.   Maryland Society of Portrait ArtistsMaryland Society of Portrait Artists is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 for the purpose of promoting and encouraging the development of portraiture. Membership is open to individuals and organizations interested in the art of portraiture or active in creating portraits in painting, drawing and sculpture.  
  Portrait Society of CanadaPortrait Society of Canada's mandate is to educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciations of the Art of Portrait in Canada by providing art exhibitions, performances, Portrait Arts Festivals, workshops, lectures and seminars in public places and educational institutions in Canada.   Royal Society of Portrait PaintersRoyal Society of Portrait Painter's aim is to promote the practice of and further excellence in painted portraiture and offer a personal portrait commissions service..  
  Art Renewal CenterArt Renewal Center will soon have 1,000's of images of the greatest painters & sculptors & an encyclopedic collection of essays, bios and articles. Board Chairman is Fred Ross; board includes Banks, Whitney, Elliot.   WriteMyEssays is committed to write original essays on art topics.

To advertise here, please send us an email.

© 1996 - Artist works, scans and web design protected by copyright.
Site designed by A Stroke of Genius, Inc.