Thank you for visiting my website. I am a full-time portrait artist, painting and drawing custom portraits of children, adults, families, and pets.

All you have to do is email your favorite photos for me to use as reference, tell me what you have in mind, and I will create your personalized portrait painting or drawing, emailing you during the work in progress for your input and approval.

Painting of Couple Sailing

My goal is to send you a stunning portrait that you will adore and be proud to display ... any size you wish up to 30x40 inches ... on your choice of fine art watercolor paper or canvas.

Have you dreamt of seeing a gorgeous portrait painting on your home or office wall? I'm here to make it happen for you! Feel free to contact me for more information. There is no obligation.

Combining my skills as a traditional watercolor portrait painter, pioneer in digital graphics, and professional portrait photographer—I create unique, one-of-a-kind portraits.

I frequently paint portraits of my clients’ family members who have passed away. I am honored to be trusted with their personal memories.

Many of my commissions are "surprise" portrait paintings for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. Portrait paintings become treasured gifts for your special someone!

I feel very lucky to get to do the work I adore. I create portrait paintings you can enjoy now, on the walls of your home, and pass on to future generations.

It is my privilege to provide portrait art that reminds you of what matters most in your life—the people you love!


My proudest professional achievement is the large amount of funds my art has raised at online silent auctions for worthy causes all over the country. It feels good to work with non-profit organizations and be able to help others, near and far, through my work.

To read more about Nomi and her artwork, visit her fun and informative Blog.


Nomi brings fine art into your home by creating flattering, lifelike portraits. Passionate about portraiture and the significance of family, Nomi fills her watercolor paintings with warmth and emotion. Her sensitivity and painting skills magically capture each person's essence. Nomi's paintings glow, deeply touching your heart and becoming your most cherished possessions.

Nomi's commissioned portraits are in her clients' collections in Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Rancho Santa Fe, Montecito, Ojai, Santa Barbara, and Ventura, as well as many other cities in Southern California and across the U.S. plus Europe and Asia.

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Nomi Wagner combines her dedication to classic portrait painting and her fine art training with her appreciation of graphics technology. She has developed her pioneering watercolor technique over 25 years as a portrait artist. Her goal has always been to paint and draw each stroke traditionally from scratch using a stylus and graphics tablet. For Nomi, her dedication to fine art portraiture means using photos only for reference and inspiration. Nomi paints freehand, stroke by stroke, on her blank computer canvas in a conventional watercolor style.

Read how Nomi became a PORTRAIT ARTIST


Dear Nomi,
Our family painting is nothing short of mind-blowing! My wife LOVES it and can't wait to show it off prominently in our home. Thanks so much for this masterpiece, which was the hit of the party. I honestly cannot remember ever being this excited to give a gift to anyone. It's been an absolute delight working with you and I cannot thank you enough for making this the best anniversary I could dream of.
Washington, D.C.

Dear Nomi,
Received the boys' Babyfaces today! What can I say? I was speechless when I saw them, how great they are...so beautiful. They were exactly like the photos I sent you, just amazing. These paintings will be my life time treasures. I can't tell you how much I appreciate them!!

Mountlake Terrace, WA

Dear Nomi,
I’ve looked at the portrait on your email 200 times now. It makes me cry!!! It is literally exactly how he looks. It is beautiful. I love it. I am so excited to receive the actual portrait and surprise my wife. She will love it. You have been an absolute joy to work with. When we are blessed with another baby, you’ll be hearing from me! 
Hermosa Beach, CA

HOW can I thank you? I am so happy with my painting. Not only because of the end result but because you are wonderful to work with.
My best gift ever!
Falls Church, VA