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Artist Highlights
Nanette FluhrNANETTE FLUHR 's art lands on the moon. She is one of the first women to have her art sent to the moon on the first successful U.S. landing in over 50 years. 02/2024Ellen CooperELLEN COOPER In June of 2023 commissioned portraits by Ellen Cooper were jointly unveiled at Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital, that of Dr. Barry Schimmer, Chief, Rheumatology Section, and Dr. John S. J. Brooks, Chair Department of Pathology. 01/2024Ellen CooperELLEN COOPER was pleased to attend the recent unveiling of her commissioned portrait of Mary Sue Coleman, former President of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 01/2024Ellen CooperELLEN COOPER 's official portrait of Charlie Baker, former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, was unveiled during a warm reception at the Massachusetts State House in December 2023. 01/2024Nanette FluhrNANETTE FLUHR is the recipient of the Dorothy Kenney Memorial Award presented by the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club for her painting “Shadia” 12/2023
Susan Boone DurkeeSUSAN BOONE DURKEE 's portraits of Eleanor Roosevelt and Harriet Tubman, part of her American Women Leadership in Portraiture, are featured in the Netflix Series "The Diplomat". They will be featured throughout the entire series. 10/2023Scott Wallace JohnstonSCOTT WALLACE JOHNSTON 's Official portrait of US House of Representative's Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Bob Goodlatte, was recently unveiled at the US Capitol in Washington DC. Numerous dignitaries attended the unveiling ceremony where Johnston gave remarks. 08/2023Camille BarnesCAMILLE BARNES Camille Barnes was commissioned to create the official portrait commemorating the esteemed CMS Dennis Sapp. There was an induction ceremony with the unveiling of the portrait for the Louisiana Department of Military's Hall of Fame on July 8, 2023. 07/2023Susan Boone DurkeeSUSAN BOONE DURKEE "s Official portrait of Chris Ulbrich, the CEO Ulbrich Stainless Steel and Metals was successfully presented and will be formally unveiled later this year. 07/2023Elizabeth WhelanELIZABETH WHELAN was honored to present Radford University in Virginia with a 48 x 38" portrait in oils of their former President. 06/2023
Nanette FluhrNANETTE FLUHR has been featured on TV for having her artwork selected for the Lunar Codex and permanently placed on the moon. 06/2023Nanette FluhrNANETTE FLUHR has been selected as the recipient of Manhattan Arts International’s “Outstanding Woman Artist Achievement Award” for her extraordinary works of art and contributions to advancing the status of women artists. 06/2023Susan Boone DurkeeSUSAN BOONE DURKEE 's official portrait of James C. Smith, former Chairman and CEO of Webster Bank was successful presented and will be officially unveiled at the Waterbury Ct bank Headquarters in February. 01/2023Sonia HaleSONIA HALE has been selected to paint the official portrait of Mayor Sokhary Chau, the first Cambodian-American mayor in the U.S., to hang in Lowell City Hall, Lowell, Massachusetts. This official portrait painting will be unveiled in late March 2023. 01/2023Nicole TroupNICOLE TROUP was commissioned to paint the VFW's National Chaplain Rev. Dr. Harold C. Sayles, which was recently unveiled at a VFW annual event. 06/2022
Nicole TroupNICOLE TROUP won the Grand Prize in the FCAA Annual Show for her oil portrait of "Leah". Social media @nicoletroupmasterpiece 06/2022Igor BabailovIGOR BABAILOV was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, one of the most prestigious awards in the U.S. Past Medalists include eight U.S. Presidents, Nobel Laureates & leaders of industry, education, the arts, sports, & government. Recognized by the U.S. Senate & U.S. House of Representatives, the recipients are read into the Congressional Record. 04/2022Nanette FluhrNANETTE FLUHR is the winner of Manhattan Arts International “HerStory” 2022. Her oil painting "A Lotus Grows in the Mud" was selected from worldwide entries based on originality, innovation, and technical skill. 02/2022Elizabeth WhelanELIZABETH WHELAN unveiled her official portrait of recently retired President Emerita Nancy Nekvasil at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. 12/2021Susan Boone DurkeeSUSAN BOONE DURKEE 's Official portrait of her relative Colonel John Durkee, Revolutionary War Hero and "The Forgotten Son of Liberty" was unveiled July 4th in Norwich Ct and will hang in the Leffingwell House Museum Collection, Norwich, CT. 07/2021
Nanette FluhrNANETTE FLUHR won the Distinguished Achievement Award for Figurative/Portraiture in the American Women Artists 2021 Lifting the Sky National Exhibition. 06/2021Susan Boone DurkeeSUSAN BOONE DURKEE 's official commissioned portrait of Peter J. Caldwell, long serving Head of the Morristown-Beard School (Morristown N.J) was successfully and enthusiastically presented June 2. 06/2021Susan Boone DurkeeSUSAN BOONE DURKEE 's official commissioned double portrait of Westminster School, Simsbury CT,Head of School Bill Philip and his wife Jennifer Philip was successfully presented to the School and will hang in the grand dining hall. 05/2021Nicole TroupNICOLE TROUP won Best in Show for the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artist's Artistic Celebration of Motherhood show May 2021. 05/2021Nicole TroupNICOLE TROUP Nicole Troup was a finalist in the 2020 Portrait Society of America Members Competition for her painting "Golden Dreams" 02/2021
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Painted the Leader of a Country
Igor BabailovIGOR BABAILOV was commissioned to paint President Bush, President Putin, Rudolph Giuliani, the Pope and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Ann Manry KenyonANN MANRY KENYON was commissioned to paint portraits of Former President Donald Trump, his wife Melania and son Barron. 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.
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  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.fake rolex   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..  
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