Portraits Galore

By admin on November 3, 2017

With “Portraits in the Now” coming to a close, we are looking back at all of the portrait demonstrations that took place in October. Each weekend, some of the artists featured in “Portraits in the Now” came to the gallery to show the public how they create their portrait art.

The first portrait demonstration in October was by Yuka Imata. Imata completed her realistic painting in under two hours!

Artist Yuka Imata demonstrating her portrait art on October 14th

Yuka Imata’s finished portrait

Matt Miller painted his portrait using a chiaroscuro technique, and added a warm green background to the final painting.

Artist Matt Miller paints his model during his portrait demo on October 15th

Artist Matt Miller demonstrates his portrait art

Tim Rakarich displayed many examples of his work, and explained his painting process for his upcoming portrait series, “____ is the New Pretty.”

Tim Rakarich displays examples of his portraits during his demonstration on October 21st

Artist Tim Rakarich explains the importance of props in his portraits

Jo Ellen Reinhardt, the co-founder of the New England School of Fine Art in Worcester, demonstrated how she utilizes her classic training to create portraits.

Artist Jo Ellen Reinhardt sketches her model on October 22nd

Artist Oana Lauric created charcoal sketches in a contemporary style for her portrait demonstration.

Oana Lauric creates a charcoal portrait during her demonstration on October 28th

Oana Lauric’s final portrait

Dianne Panarelli Miller led an in-depth discussion during her step-by-step portrait demonstration.

Artist Dianne Panarelli Miller painting a portrait on October 28th

For the last portrait demonstration in October, Cindy Crimmin created a lovely pastel portrait.

Artist Cindy Crimmin working on the details of her portrait on October 29th

Cindy Crimmin’s final portrait


Each artist, with the help of their models, created fabulous portraits. If you are interested in having your own portrait, contact the gallery at info@copleysociety.org or at 617-536-5049 to learn more about the artists represented in our portrait registry!