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oil portrait commissions by portrait artist Patsy Arrington Dorsett


Portrait Artist Patsy Arrington Dorsett, A Traditional Portrait Painter



Family • Corporate • Memorial • Historical • Equine



Established 1985



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Andrew James, portrait of grandson

Portrait of Andrew at 16 months old 

30 x 24 oil on linen



   Portrait Society of America

   Cecilia Beaux Forum

   JFM Enterprises

Portrait Artist Patsy Arrington Dorsett creates traditional realistic oil portrait paintings for family, corporate and official portrait commissions.  In the art world of portrait painting, Dorsett has challenged herself to become one of the masters of portrait art.  Since 1985, her classically inspired fine art portraits have adorned homes and institutions of many prestigious patrons who seek to honor their loved ones with either corporate portraits, memorial portraits or private family portraits. 

Dorsett has ability to capture light, likeness and personality in her paintings.  This has been her quest after studying several important American portrait artists work, including founder John Howard Sanden of The Portrait Institute, and other award winning artists who paint portraits.  Dorsett's superb draftsmanship combined with accurate handling of color reveals true character of portrait subjects.  The highest form of art is portraiture. With great skill she paints in oil on fine linen the beauty of the human form.  Dorsett's portraits are realistic life-like works of art.  She has a unique ability to capture the elusive human quality known as “spirit.”  Because of this, there is vitality to her paintings that is so essential in fine art portraiture.  If you would like to immortalize a private family member;  recognize or honor a noted individual with a corporate, official or memorial portrait; give a special gift; commission Patsy Arrington Dorsett from Virginia, a truly talented, gifted, contemporary artist to design a timeless work of art. 

This traditional, realistic portrait artist is dedicated to painting the best possible portraits, capturing light, likeness, and personality.  She approaches client portrait commissions with a unique solution based on their particular needs.  Bridal portrait of Jessica Whitaker Mason is a perfect example of a modern classical heirloom that embodies beauty of brides on their special wedding day.  Always employing only finest quality archival art materials, Dorsett takes traditional precautions to insure permanence of her creations.

Dorsett has been painting portraits for over 25 years.  Dorsett commissions grace private homes, churches, institutions throughout Virginia, along the East Coast, and mid-West.  As an American, realistic fine artist, she has met art collectors and corporate clients whose classical, historical commissions for institutions include official portraits such as traditional fine art paintings:  Dr. Bence C. Miller -- Leona M. Moore.  As a portrait artist, she paints fine art memorial paintings of a more contemporary style for official military commissions, to honor the fallen like Major Michael David Martino, have brought needed comfort to private family art collectors and official government military personnel. Other commissions by private art collectors are of official portraits like judicial lawyers, police officers, physicians, nurses, contractors, official presidents of institutions, clergy, memorial paintings; a host of private family portraits of men, women, children, pets, canine, equine, landscape paintings.  Dorsett guarantees satisfaction with your portrait commissions or your money back. 

“The most important portrait I’ve painted is the one I’m working on now.  I would consider it an honor to paint your:  private family portraits, church clergy, military, political or judicial portraiture; corporate, executive or government official portraits; historical or memorial portraiture; or other fine art portraits such as groups, bridal or wedding portraits, equine, canine, or landscapes. My challenge to you is to let me, paint your fine art portraiture, " to seize what is often in your ‘mind’s eye’ so as not to be lost forever.” for humanity. Please contact Portrait Artist Patsy Arrington Dorsett.



Patsy Arrington Dorsett

can be reached at:
(540) 342-8367

Vinton, Virginia

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