The Portrait Society of America is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in February 1998

to further the traditions of fine art portraiture and figurative art. 

Phone Toll-Free: 1-877-772-4321  •  Fax: 1-850-222-7890  •  Email: info@portraitsociety.org

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 11272, Tallahassee, FL 32302 Shipping Address: 1109 S. Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301

When I attended my first PSoA Annual Conference in 2010, I was inspired, amazed, reinvigorated and newly driven. On seeing the winners at the Saturday banquet standing on the stage, I immediately set myself a lofty goal, knowing it would take a lot of work and dedicati...

December 10, 2019

There is something so magical about capturing someone's essence on canvas. I'm fascinated and frustrated in equal measures as I try to learn to be a better portrait artist. I love the energy of painting from life, be it people or landscapes. Several years ago, I came a...

December 3, 2019

This article appeared in the 1st Quarter 2019 The Art of the Portrait Journal publication. 

Mary Sauer has carefully cultivated her talent through her work, and it shows. It was Mary’s exquisite use of color and confident, natural brushwork that immediately drew me...

November 12, 2019

Producing artwork requires not only dedication to your craft but finding time to create. Through the years I have found some time strategies that have worked for me. Some of these techniques evolved from when I was mothering a daughter and had to be creative to find th...

October 29, 2019

The following article is found in the 3rd Quarter 2019 issue of The Art of the Portrait journal.

Anna Elizabeth Klumpke, a petit genre painter who portrayed everyday life and portraiture, was born in San Francisco on October 28, 1856. Anna was the oldest daughter of Ge...

October 8, 2019

Technically, every artist is in the business of working and selling themselves. However, Lauren Amalia Redding, silverpoint artist based in Naples, Florida, also has a brick and mortar storefront. Along with her husband, sculptor Brett Harvey, Lauren opened H&R Studios...