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Hi, my name is Winifred.

WW 2015

I am commissioned to provide the following services: photography, digital painting, and traditional oils. I also have a an online STORE where I sell tutorials, online workshops, and oil and digital paintings.  There is also free stuff. Just click the tab for STORE.

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. Just to give you a little idea of my background – see below:

EDUCATION

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

PHOTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATIONS – 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

Awards

  • 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

 

 

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Recent Posts

Reflections in Metal

8×8  Oil Paintings on Primed Panel

Still life with silver goblet and other by Winifred

Silver Goblet with Antique Bowl, Purple Brass Trimmed Glass and Grapes

I find the purple, the gold, the silver the reds, give such a sense of elegance and formality.  I enjoy the light, the bounced shadows and  the little details.  Often I stay away from  these kinds of details, but  in this case, I think it strengthens and supports the story and setting for this still life.

Below: Silver Sugar Bowl with Mandarin Oranges and Grapes

Still life by Winifred Whitfield

In this painting, I used looser brush strokes and increases paint texture, the reflections are vivid. Notice the ring of “five” Mandarin oranges. Reflections count in design and composition.

 

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