Creating an Heirloom
Portrait commissions are collaborative. My intention is to co- create an heirloom. I want to experience my subject as intimately as possible through the eyes of the people that know them. There is nothing more satisfying than feeling like I truly see someone and portray their presence with paint. The first step in commissioning a portrait is answering a few questions.
About Anastasia Egeli
Anastasia Egeli is a third generation artist, carrying on the tradition of a pre-eminent family in American portrait painting. Her grandfather, Bjorn Egeli, emigrated from Norway as a teenager and went on to establish a successful portrait practice. His prestigious commissions include two presidents, Eisenhower and Nixon, prominent historical figures such as Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur and several Supreme Court justices.