Alphabetical listings of artists (or groups of artists) who typically specialize in painting original portraits and/or personally identifiable figurative works of men, women, children, domestic or wild animals, or even homes or other personal objects.
Painting media include oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, and/or pastel, as on wood, canvas, or paper.
Most of the painters are available for commissions (even at great distances); many also paint other subjects (still life, landscapes, etc.) or work in other media (charcoal, pencil, sculpture, etc.); some offer original non-commissioned works or prints for sale.Styles vary from traditional and realistic to contemporary and abstract. Each artist has a unique vision and set of sensibilities, which visually and emotionally harmonize and/or contrast with those of his or her subjects.