This site is under construction. Dominic is not accepting commissions until August 2024.

Portrait Artist in Portland, Maine

Dominic White is a fine artist in Portland, Maine offering portrait paintings, drawings and other fine art commissions throughout New England.

He specializes in portraits that depict the subject(s) engaged in activities or interacting with their surroundings. The portraits are created to be works of fine art in their own right rather than traditional, formal portraits with static sitters.

Portrait Painting of woman done in oil pastel

Oil pastel portrait painting

Portrait Paintings

Portrait paintings are created with professional grade oil pastels on archival panels and sealed with multiple coats of varnish to provide long-lasting, heirloom quality artwork intended to be handed down from generation to generation.


Portrait Drawings

Portrait drawings are done with professional quality pastel pencils on archival drawing board.

They are an affordable alternative to portrait paintings and can be done in black and white or color.

Portrait drawing of couple dancing.

Pet Portrait Painting

Pet Portraits

Pet portraits are available as portrait paintings, or portrait drawings in either black and white or color.

Dominic has created pet portraits of cats, dogs, rabbits and horses.


House Portraits and other Commissions

Representational fine art has the power to evoke deep emotional and intellectual responses, especially when the artwork’s subject is something meaningful to the viewer. A new house, a childhood home, a favorite building or landmark from a favorite vacation, are all possible subjects for house portraits or other commissions.

House Portrait

Portrait painting of street performer

The Process

The portrait process can take anywhere between 2 to 4 weeks or longer depending on medium, size and subject matter.

  1. Initial contact via email
  2. Planning the Portrait
  3. Approval of Composition
  4. Final Portrait Approval
  5. Delivery / Shipping