The task of a painter creating a portrait is not just to catch likeness, but to reflect the personality, the inner world of the person, his traits of character, beliefs, desires and mood on the canvas and find out how it all interplays with the epoch and the social environment that the model lives in. In addition to it, the image gains additional volume because of the fact that the artist is subjective – the portrayal acquires certain details dictated by the perception of the master. A commissioned portrait can be drawn both from a photograph and from life, in oil or water-colours and in any style that you want: impressionism, realism, surrealism, abstractionism, expressionism. Moreover, professionally taken photo portraits can be seen as pieces of art too, but still paint provides more artistic freedom. Commissioning a portrait from one of ArtRussia’s painters is very easy – you can just write us a letter with a description of your desires. We will study them and on their basis recommend you the right artist, if you are not sure whom exactly you want to have. And after that you will be given the master’s contacts and will deal directly with him or his agent.