Nomi Wagner Portrait Artist

Portrait Paintings of Granddaughters: An emailed conversation between two grandmothers.

by Nomi Wagner

Hi Nomi, I am very excited to work with you. I have a new granddaughter and I will send you reference images from a photo session we had with Kemmetmueller Photography here in Minnesota. The photos were taken on Ellie’s first birthday. I can't believe how much she has changed. Now she is 18 months old and singing and talking up a storm. It is so much fun!
Joan

Thank you Joan. Fabulous photo session! I would like to refer to this wonderful photo of the two of you, showing your loving relationship. It's really special!!!
Nomi

Hi Nomi, I really like the idea of the interaction and love in the reference photo you chose. Little Ellie actually has huge dimples on both cheeks, and I would like them to show. She inherited them from my mother.
Joan

Portrait Paintings of granddaughters
Hi Nomi, I love the work in progress. I am actually at a hotel in Paris right now having a cup of tea and checking my email. I am so looking forward to seeing the portrait in person when I return. You are doing such a lovely job.
Joan

Portrait Work in Progress of Grandmother and baby



Hi Nomi, I just got back in the office yesterday and was delighted to open your package with the beautiful painting. Thank you! It is perfect. Your lovely painting will have a special place in my new home. I love the way you captured the tenderness of our relationship. You did a fantastic job.
Joan

Portrait Paintings birthdayDear Joan,
So pleased that you had a beautiful trip and are happy with the painting. I hope it brings you and Ellie much joy through the years. When I first started this career and was transitioning from photography to painting, I did a chalk drawing of my precious first grandchild and me and it's so special to us. Rachel is now in her second year at the University of Oregon. She’s doing well, loves her classes and happens to be a great photographer. Time goes way too fast, so enjoy and cherish every minute with Ellie! And keep taking lots of photos and videos. Thank you for commissioning me. Wishing you much happiness in your new home,
Nomi

Collage of grandmother and granddaughter