A high regard for her subjects is clearly evident in her delicate work, which takes the form of square gouaches on board. She fondly quotes J.D. Salinger: “A child is a guest in the house to be loved and respected, never possessed.” She works from photographs, but “they have to be my own photos because I have to meet the people I paint.”
Chasman charges $3,800 and up. Contact her at her website. You can also cruise the Outwin Boochever finalists to find your own winner at the National Portrait Gallery’s website.
Photographs courtesy of Laura Chasman