Nomi Wagner Portrait Artist

Client Testimonials

Hi Nomi,
This is what your work did ... had my wife in tears. People at the party were blown away!!!! Thank you for the best gift ever. It's now prominently displayed in our entry way and it looks incredible. Rachel can't stop telling me how much she loves it!!
Kevin :)
Hermosa Beach, California

Dear Nomi,
My portrait is superb!! Thank you very very much. I will have the canvas framed and send you a picture. My daughter loved it!
Maria,
Annapolis, Maryland

Good morning Nomi!
Needless to say your masterpiece was the hit of the party last night! My brother was overwhelmed and very touched. The portrait painting is ... Perfect!!! I am so happy! XO
Brigid,
Newport Beach, California

PORTRAIT PAINTINGS OF ADULTS

It is always a treat for me to paint portraits of adults. 
I want people to feel good every time they look at their portrait painting. My goal as a portrait artist is to paint my subjects looking like themselves, but at their very best. These custom portrait paintings can capture favorite activities. Clients email golfing, fishing, and vacation photos for me to transform into personalized portrait paintings ... to be cherished forever.

One of my most frequent requests is to paint portraits of couples. Whether it’s a portrait of yourselves, a portrait painting of your parents or grandparents, or an engagement or wedding portrait, each painting tells a personal story that will be treasured for years to come. Many of my commissions are surprise portrait paintings. Clients often surprise their significant other with the gift of a personalized portrait painting. They email their favorite photos for me to use as reference for their custom paintings. These portrait paintings capture the love in their relationships and turn special memories into exciting art pieces to display in their homes and offices. Portrait paintings make the perfect anniversary and birthday gifts and are so deeply appreciated.



Engagement and wedding portraits make a unique gift for any couple. Sadly, some couples have very few photos from their weddings. They ask me to reference the photos they do have and recreate their memories so that they can finally have a beautiful wedding portrait to call their own.

I'm often asked to paint portraits of my clients’ family members who have passed away. I am honored to have their trust, and grateful to be able to do this work. I strive to paint flattering likenesses, bringing out each person or pet's character. I feel strongly that we should have beautiful portrait paintings of ourselves and our loved ones, for future generations.

Nomi's Blog Posts about Portrait Paintings of Adults

Portrait Paintings of a Marine Hero

by Nomi Wagner

I want to tell you about my beautiful friend, Dr. Kimber Lee Wilkes. Following the tragic motorcycle death of her 27-year-old son, Marine Sargent Jesse Wilkes, on April 27, 2013, Kimber created Military on Motorcycle Safety (M.O.M.S.)/ The Jesse Wilkes Memorial Foundation. After returning home safely from two tours in Afghanistan, Jesse was hit and killed by a vehicle making an unsafe left-hand turn.