Thank you for visiting my portrait art website. I am a full-time portrait artist specializing in paintings and drawings of babies, children, families and pets. My clients email favorite family photographs for me to use as references.

See Nomi's Little Ones! Introducing Babyfaces by Nomi.

I am thrilled to have found personal fulfillment from doing the work I adore and bringing joy to my clients. I create portrait paintings and drawings they can appreciate every day and pass on to future generations. It is my privilege to provide them with portrait art that reminds them of the things that matter most in their lives—the people they love!

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

I am pleased that my art has been featured on CBS, ABC, CNN, The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal Weekend, and in The Washington Post, LA Times and other newspaper and magazine articles. My proudest professional achievement is the large amount of funds my art has raised at online silent auctions held by many worthy causes all over the country. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to work with non-profit organizations and to help others, near and far, through my work.


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

Much of the artwork viewed on this site are paintings commissioned to capture a specific moment in a child's life. Children grow up so fast and portraiture is a great way to remember the precious stages and enjoy those memories every day.

Whether we are grandparents or children, seeing ourselves in the beautiful portraits on the walls of our homes reminds us daily of how much we are loved!

To enhance your home decor, portraits may be designed in custom sizes on watercolor paper up to 30x40 inches or canvas up to 40x60 inches.

Nomi's commissioned portrait above is in the home of clients in  Hidden Hills. Her paintings and drawings are in many clients' collections in  Calabasas, Palos Verdes Estates, Rolling Hills, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Rancho Santa Fe, Montecito, Ojai, Santa Barbara, Ventura, many other cities in  Southern California and across the country, as well as in Europe and Asia.



Nomi Wagner combines her passion for classic portrait painting and her fine art training with her appreciation of graphics technology. She has developed her pioneering watercolor technique over 20 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 being a purist and using photos only for reference and inspiration. Nomi paints freehand, stroke by stroke, on her blank computer canvas in a conventional watercolor style.

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Nomi, I still cannot believe how you captured my kids in the painting. It’s my favorite item in my home. Everyone just loves it.
Tina S. - Manhattan Beach, CA

The portrait arrived and it is fantastic, beautifully done. We love it. Working with you was a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for a treasured family keepsake to last through the generations.
Ron G. -  Los Angeles, CA



You may delay, but time will not. —Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin