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A full service

Portrait  Agency

Specializing in West Virginia artists

Contact us at  984-664-2514


Over 40 Years of Experience

Signature artists Wendy Wassink and Patrick Meadows have been working professionally since 1973 and 1979, respectively. Both artists have been widely published by magazine/ book publishers and national corporations.  During the span of their careers, they have consistently taken portrait commissions as well; it is now their main focus for clients all over the US.

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A Full Range of

Portrait Options

How It Works

Our Services

Archival Quality

We do consultations on the phone or at one of our WV studio locations (in Fayetteville, Beckley, or South Charleston) to determine the best media, size, and achievable deadline for your project. You may choose from several artists who will submit quotes and samples, and a commission agreement will be drawn up with your artist of choice.

When choosing signature artists Patrick or Wendy, WWA Portrait Painters oversees media choice, composition, reference photography, staging / costuming, and much more. We design portrait size and framing to create an optimum exhibit of your artwork. Matching frame style with décor, we offer a selection of molding to complement both art and setting.

Signature artists Patrick and Wendy create their portraits with the best materials currently available. Paper products are 100% 'Rag' (cotton) and the most lightfast pigments are chosen for the palette. Oils are on linen or better. To ensure the highest longevity, we recommend our in-house museum-quality framing.

Seeking Talent

We welcome future WWAPP Portrait Painters. Patrick Meadows (former student and now signature artist) joined WWAPP through an apprenticeship.

For more information, please contact us with a sampling of your work and/or a link to your website (see ABOUT US page)


We represent many artists (both in WV and across the US ) who are skilled in specific media. You can choose Oil, Pastel, Watercolor, Acrylic, Graphite, Charcoal, Ink, and more. Style choices vary from classical, photo-realist, abstract, pop, and cartoon. Pets and homes can be subjects. Posthumous portraits can be created for memorial hangings, or illustration-style portraiture can be created to fulfill a specific vision.

Who We Are

Wild Wonderful Appalachian Portrait Painters (WWAPP) is the first and only portrait agency based in West Virginia. We showcase WV professional artists as well as award-winning talent all over the US. WWA Portrait Painters range in skill and price from student to contemporary master. Portraits can be commissioned through WWAPP in all media.

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