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Artists

Portrait Connection depends on your talent to help bring peace, through art, into the homes of struggling families. If you are selected as a Portrait Artist, you will receive a stipend, be featured on the Portrait Connection web page and in social media as well as at Portrait Connection Art Shows. 

Apply Today to be a Portrait Connection Artist!

Portrait Connection artists are located throughout the Country. They use a wide variety of mediums including oils, watercolor, clay, graphite, and acrylic to translate their perception of the child, into a rich and realistic portrait. These are talented artists who feel honored to share their genius with families who need a spiritual boost. They are utilizing art to make a difference every single day. Portrait Connection artists spark change!

Share Your Talent With Special Families and Build Your Audience All At Once!

Artists

Portrait Connection depends on your talent to help bring peace, through art, into the homes of struggling families. If you are selected as a Portrait Artist, you will receive a stipend, be featured on the Portrait Connection web page and in social media as well as at Portrait Connection Art Shows. 

Apply Today to be a Portrait Connection Artist!

Portrait Connection artists are located throughout the Country. They use a wide variety of mediums including oils, watercolor, clay, graphite, and acrylic to translate their perception of the child, into a rich and realistic portrait. These are talented artists who feel honored to share their genius with families who need a spiritual boost. They are utilizing art to make a difference every single day. Portrait Connection artists spark change!

Share Your Talent With Special Families and Build Your Audience All At Once!

Katherine Taylor, Artist

Katherine Taylor is a Central Oregon oil painter who creates images saturated with visual metaphors and symbology. Her signature style includes jewel colors, strong tonality, and a range of brushwork and knife application that creates lively textured surfaces. Dreamy, mysterious settings showcase Taylor’s figurative images. The same attention to mood and lighting can be seen in her landscapes, urbanscapes, interiors, still life, and portraiture.

What began as a classical Old Masters art training early in her career eventually led Taylor to experiment with impressionism, surrealism, plein air study, and more. The result has made her style unique, oftentimes described by others as “soulful and luminous.”

Taylor’s art has been included in many juried exhibitions and private collections; she also teaches and lectures on classical oil painting.  Visit her website at www.katherine-taylor.com.

Featured Artist

Featured Artist

Katherine Taylor, Artist

Katherine Taylor is a Central Oregon oil painter who creates images saturated with visual metaphors and symbology. Her signature style includes jewel colors, strong tonality, and a range of brushwork and knife application that creates lively textured surfaces. Dreamy, mysterious settings showcase Taylor’s figurative images. The same attention to mood and lighting can be seen in her landscapes, urbanscapes, interiors, still life, and portraiture.

What began as a classical Old Masters art training early in her career eventually led Taylor to experiment with impressionism, surrealism, plein air study, and more. The result has made her style unique, oftentimes described by others as “soulful and luminous.”

Taylor’s art has been included in many juried exhibitions and private collections; she also teaches and lectures on classical oil painting.  Visit her website at www.katherine-taylor.com.

Eligibility

Each applicant artist shares information about preferred mediums and a portfolio. A committee of professional artists accepts the appropriate artists. Portrait Connection then matches requests for portraits with the selected artists on record. When an artist is matched with a particular portrait request, we send out an engagement agreement and the portrait is begun.

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Share your talent with special families and build your audience all at once.

FAQ

What is required in my application?

Your application must include a fully completed and signed form (available through the link above) and a portfolio of three samples representing  your  portrait skills.

How and when will I know if I am selected to be a Portrait Connection Artist?

Once your application is received, you will receive notification within 30 days.

Who will provide the supplies?

Each artist is an independent contractor and provides his/her own portrait supplies. This allows the artist to use the materials that are most familiar and applicable to the artist’s technique.

How will my final portrait be approved?

Portrait Connection requests a photograph of the art at 50% and 95% completion in order to assure that the artwork meets quality standards.

How will I be paid for my portrait and how much is the stipend?

Final details for portrait stipends will be posted soon.

How will my portrait be delivered to the family?

The artist will be reimbursed for shipping the completed painting to Portrait Connection.

Can I be selected for more than one portrait?

Yes, once you have been selected as a portrait provider, you may be asked to produce more than one portrait. You may accept or decline any task offered to you. If we contact you with a task opportunity for a portrait, you must respond within 5 days. After 5 days, we will pass the task on to another artist.

Do all paintings have to be done from photographs?

Yes, each artwork is referenced to a photograph.

Can I meet the family?

Generally, the artist doesn’t meet the family and often selected artists are painting for families that live in distant places. If a family requests a meeting with the artist, sometimes special arrangements can be made.

If you have any further questions please contact: 

theteam@portraitconnection.org