“Kinsey & Caroline” Oil on canvas. 28″ x 22″

Portraits by Steven Minnaar

There is something special about capturing an individual’s unique personality in a painting that can be treasured both now and by future generations. Whether done in a classical, “realist” style or an impressionistic and expressive style, the creation of a Minnaar Portrait offers both the sitter and the artist a chance at immortality – a way to transcend the chains of our mortal existence and leave our mark long after we depart this world. It presents the essence of a human being at one moment in time and it proudly proclaims “we lived”!

My Portrait Painting Philosophy

My objective as a portrait artist is to capture not just likeness in appearance but also expression and spirit. This must be done while simultaneously creating an object of aesthetic beauty. This process requires the distillation and extraction of that which is important while excluding the unnecessary.


Portraits in Charcoal start at $2,500

Portraits in Oil start at $4,500

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