The creation of a portrait ...is a complicated artistic process that thrills me each and every time
Yellow Shirt 2010, 9” x 14” acrylic on watercolor paper
After earning a BFA in Painting at Boston University and an MFA in Painting at American University, I went on to careers in the fine arts, teaching, and graphic arts. As a fine artist I received a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board and won awards in juried exhibitions in California. In 2008 and 2009 I received awards at the Annual Madison Art Guild Exhibitions. I was invited to participate in the Hospice Mask-er-Aid, a Madison tradition. In addition to producing commissioned and personal oil and acrylic paintings, I have worked as a courtroom artist for television stations in Minneapolis and St. Paul and have produced a variety of commercial pieces for small businesses as a freelance artist. Most recently I donated a painting to The Victory Academy School for Autism 2011 Silent Auction in Portland, Oregon. I am proud to participate in an event that helps these children reach their full potential. Currently I am a member of Madison Art Guild as well as Wisconsin Visual Artists.
Please visit my website at www.veranikiforov.com to see more images. I welcome commissions for portraits and may be reached by calling 608-288-8015 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. When e-mailing please use “Portrait Commission Inquiry” in the subject line.
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