The Power of the Gaze: How Artists Evoke Emotion Through the Eyes

The gaze gives an artist power to evoke feelings, to share a perspective, to bring the viewer into an intimate relationship, and much more.

Pet Portraits: A Timeless Way to Memorialize Our Companions

Painted portraits are a special, timeless way to memorialize the animal companions who hold such a dear place in our families.

The Portraits, Inc. Collection

Portraits, Inc. is the premier portrait agency in business today and has been since its founding in 1942. Much of our success is because we've been fortunate to cultivate an incredible roster of artists, whom we proudly refer to as the Portraits, Inc. Collection. Our artists are experts in the field of commissioned portraiture. Clients choose to work with Portraits, Inc. to create their cherished works of art because they know that they're getting the best of the best.

When is the Right Time to Commission a Portrait

Fine art paintings commemorate a special moment in your loved one's life, so there is no wrong time to commission a portrait.

Bring Out the Best in Your Portrait with the Perfect Frame and Lighting

Framing and lighting bring out the very best in a fine art painting. Whether your portrait is traditional or modern, our experts guide you to the ideal arrangement.

What Age is Best for a Child’s Portrait

There's beauty in every age. Preserve your child's unique personality with his or her very own portrait so that you can cherish this age for decades to come.

Why Commission a Fine Art Portrait When There’s Such Amazing Photography

People have been foretelling the demise of traditional painted portraiture for many decades, even more so in the past few years with the rise of cellphone photography. How then, does fine art portraiture persist and flourish still?

Traditional Portraiture in a Contemporary World

Art has always been a reflection of its time and its people, and contemporary portraiture is no different. In an age where we capture our own likeness reflexively on our cellphones, we also crave something deeper, more intimate.

In Memoriam, Everett Raymond Kinstler, 1926-2019

Portraits, Inc. mourns the loss of artist and dear friend, Everett Raymond Kinstler (1926 - 2019).

Fine Art Portrait Paintings: traditional or contemporary, but never out of style

Fine art portraits have a rich and vibrant history, spanning from some of the earliest human societies to the modern day. Regardless of time or culture, portraiture has sought to do much more than simply capture the likeness of a person. Rather, it aims to capture the essence of the subject and to convey something about that person to the viewer.

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