New Day by artist Lisa LarrabeePortraiture has always held a special interest for me. I painted my twins from a picture taken on the day they were born.  My goal was to create portraits that felt so real that I would be compelled to reach out and touch their tiny hands.  This painting was done to scale to capture the size they were when they were born because we always forget just how small babies are. Painting my own children brought me a renewed sense of purpose when creating portraits.  I want others to be able to gaze at a portrait of their loved ones and be transported back into that moment.  There is simply nothing like it.

My Figurative paintings are another option to consider for a distinctive portrait painting.  These abstracted portraits are a unique combination of reality and illusion.  Spatial perceptions are obscured by blurring the line between foreground and background.  As I continue to delve into these paintings, my figures become more integrated with their surroundings. This leads to an ethereal and poetic painting that will create a truly unique portrait.

Formal or Corporate commissions create an entirely different experience.  It is important for me to discuss how the subject wants to present themselves as well as anything they may want to include that has personal or professional meaning. 

Lee Cox commission by Lisa Larrabee

Having a portrait painted should be a special experience.  There are many elements that need to be discussed before proceeding. If you are interested in having a painting commissioned, please call or e-mail so that we may begin the conversation.