MEET NOMI WAGNER—a traditional portrait painter and pioneer in fine art technology

Thank you for visiting my website. I am a full-time portrait artist, specializing in custom watercolor portraits of children, adults, families, and pets. Combining my skills from many years of experience as a professional portrait photographer, traditional portrait painter, and pioneer in digital graphics, I am able to create unique, one-of-a-kind portraits. I make it possible for people to have the portrait that existed only in their dreams.

My clients email favorite photographs for me to use as references, as I create their portrait paintings or drawings. I ship their portraits on watercolor paper or canvas.

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 are the perfect gift for you and your special someone!

I am thrilled to have found personal fulfillment from doing the work I adore and bringing joy to my clients. I create portrait paintings they can appreciate now and pass on to future generations. It is my privilege to provide portrait art that reminds them of what matters 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, the LA Times and other newspaper and magazine articles and art books. I was honored to have my painting selected for the 2017 California Strawberry Poster. You are welcome to view my portraits and landscapes, from the past 21 years, in the archived sections of my Artwork.

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.




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 passion for 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 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