Seattle, WA –  Winifred Whitfield, Artist       (360)779-1375 Email Winifred

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I am commissioned to provide the following services: photography, digital painting, and traditional oils.

My passion is creating fine art and heirloom portraits – portraits intended to pass from generation to generation. These portraits possess a high level of emotional content and beauty. More than seeing an image, I want you to feel it. I want it to convey a story about you. Such are the images which remain with us. Such are the images we feel connected to.

When I paint digitally I use an electronic stylus on a WACOM tablet using Coral Painter software.  I teach workshops and have developed tutorials using this software. The process is much similar to painting, traditionally, except using different tools.

Traditional oils – well, you know what that is.  I love all three methods of creating beautiful images and whichever you desire, I am very happy to create your very special portrait. Please browse the Galleries for the style of photography or painting which interest you.

For Fine Art Paintings Click Here. You will find many unique paintings I have created mostly from imagination. Some are inspired by Matisse, Modigliani, Van Gogh and Renoir. If you are interested in purchasing a painting, please contact me.  The digital files can be printed on canvas to your specifications. The oil paintings are on canvas or gessoed board as will be as described. I think you will enjoy!

In addition to commissioned work as a portrait artist, I have an online store. Click Here for Workshops and Portrait Painting Tutorials   I offer an extensive collection of full length,  detailed Corel Painter tutorials, and provides private online training workshops to offer you one to one customized training which will develop greater proficiency in Corel Painter.  About 80 “how to” Corel Painting  Tutorials  can be found on Winifred’s  Youtube Channel


  • Master’s Degree in Urban and Region Planning – University of Southern California.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work – University of Southern California.


Wedding and Portrait Photographers International

Accolade of Photographic Mastery

Accolade of Outstanding Photographic Achievement

 Accolade ofExceptional Photographic  Achievement

Accolade of Lifetime Photographic Excellence (the Highest level granted by WPPI)

Workshops and Speaking Engagements

Winifred has conducted workshops in Canada, New York, London, England, Las Vegas, Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Seattle


Perfect Print Award ~ Northeast Photography Convention

Kodak Gallery Award

Print Judging 

Print Competition Judging at international competition multiple years at WPPI and in and Great Britain




Recent Posts

Portrait of Girl in Sweater

9×12 Oil Painting “Portrait of Girl in Sweater”

Initial sketch and blocking in values.

Selecting colors and developing background.

Adding detains to – hair, background and hands


For your convenience, below is final image, with final adjustments to facial features and other details /aspects of the painting –  the hardest part – even altering  the angle of the  back of the chair.  I’ve made an attempt to paint this person before but did not find it satisfactory.  It was too small to manage facial features properly. Hope you enjoy. W

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