Our main studio is in Fayetteville, WV. We also have working studios in South Charleston and Beckley – all open by appointment. Signature artists Patrick and Wendy work at all three locations.
We are located at
130 South Court St. in Fayetteville, WV.
Our address doesn't Google correctly, but
you can find us one block from the Fayette County Courthouse, next to Cathedral Cafe, and across the street from The Historic Fayette Theater.
For those who would enjoy a fun day-trip, we are minutes from the spectacular
New River Gorge Bridge and within walking distance of 4 outstanding restaurants and several lovely Bed and Breakfast Inns.
WWA Portrait Painters Founder and Signature Artist
Now a full-time portrait painter,
Wendy Wassink is a nationally published illustrator with over 700 works in print, including magazine and book covers,
and fully illustrated children’s books.
She has been painting portraits since 1973.
Wassink’s formal training has been
helpful in the area of portraiture. As a
book and magazine illustrator, she has
learned to be very exacting, and in
addition to traditional portraiture, can
create fanciful or posthumous scenes, combining elements that may no
Wassink lives in South Charleston
with her husband Chuck, where she has
a second painting/framing studio.
Patrick Meadows' work has been published nationally. As a former illustrator, his clients included magazine and comic book publishers, advertising agencies, and numerous businesses and individuals.
Having been commissioned for portraiture since 1990 ,Patrick now paints them full-time. He became a signature artist and partner in WWA Portrait Painters in 2010 after apprenticing with Wendy for 4 years.
If you think you have what it takes to
do this difficult form of art, we invite you to join us.
Please send an inquiry and a disc of your work to :
WWA PORTRAIT PAINTERS
2518 Woodland Ave.
South Charleston, WV 25303.
Unlike other agencies, we refuse no artists who can provide
print and digital samples to
agency specifications, work
conscientiously, and enjoy life
while doing so.
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Our business address doesn't come up correctly on MAPQUEST, GOOGLE, or other map applications.
Use the Cathedral Cafe address (134 South Court St., Fayetteville WV) to find us. They are the next business down, separated by a parking lot.
We are one block from the Fayette County Courthouse and across the street from The Historic Fayette Theater.
Wild, Wonderful Appalachian Portrait Painters
is West Virginia's first and only portrait painting agency. WWA Portrait Painters represents a growing number of local artists as well as the best talent in the country.
For those seeking investment artists, we represent a selection of contemporary masters whose impressive portfolios display commissions of CEOs, senators, judges, dignitaries, and other celebrities. For the client on a tight budget, we suggest some of our emerging artists ... our economy portraits start at $150 and can be fully archival (and long-lived). For those who are in-between, we have many artists who are in-between.
As a full service agency, we oversee each stage of the portrait project. When the commission warrants, we handle the critical components necessary for success: production of reference photography, wardrobe selection, background setting, and optimal portrait size for perfect placement in the home.
Finally, we provide museum-grade conservation framing which can include a provenance to protect the identity of the painting, and the option for an engraved nameplate. During the preliminary framing consultation, we present a selection of moldings suitable for the client's home. Whether the décor is Minimalist or Victorian, we offer beautiful frames which enhance our portraits and also complement their setting.
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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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