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Looks Like Fall

Feather in Her Ear – Oil Painting 12×12 by Winifred Whitfield It was only moments…

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My Biography

Hi, my name is Winifred.

I am commissioned to provide the following services: Portraits, in oil and digitally painted, and find art paintings.

I have  closed my online STORE where I sold digital tutorials and online workshops. Essentially, I no longer teach digital art. I focus exclusively on oil painting, and I continue to create digitally enhanced portraits and other digital products for clients.

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.

Oil Paintings

With the guidance of friends a “home gallery” was created.  It’s pretty fun to live in a gallery. Eighty six paintings are currently on my walls and growing! Take a look – click here:

My days are filled with oil painting, primarily portraits and still life paintings. Click Here to access my Blog,  and scroll through to see examples of my still life and portrait paintings.  I have created many commissioned portraits and a variety of still lifes.

Examples of Oil Portraits by Winifred Whitfield



  • 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 of Exceptional 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

Lady in Window Light

Lady in Window Light – Oil Painting by Winifred Whitfield

I was introduced to this lady by the Master Gardener’s of Kitsap County Calendar Committee in 2006 when I photographed a calendar for the Master Gardeners as a fund raising activity. It was one of those “pretend to be nude” calendars – so long ago. One of the great things that occurred during the process is that the County, or perhaps the State governing body was less than pleased with this calendar concept and require a “BANNED” sticker to be placed on it. Boy, did that increase sales! We had so much fun and raised so much money. As we ended the project, I ask the calendar committee if they knew anyone who would like to have a beautiful portrait created. They all suggested this woman. They spoke of her beauty and elegance. It was true. The photo was 3/4 body length and had a wonderful background by virtue of using what was known as a Virtual Background Machine. I created a large photographic wall portrait for her. She was very pleased. I used only her head as my reference for my painting. I’ll see if I can’t find her to let her see it.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I have lots of smoked turkey left. I wish you health and happiness. Winifred

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