Immortalize your people, places, & pets with a unique work of art.

Chicago painter Emily Rapport accepts commissions for home portraits, pet portraits, and paintings of locations that are meaningful to you. A post on Instagram is swell but an original painting offers a meditative experience which deepens over time.

I paint home portraits, pet portraits, and more.

Hi, I’m Emily Rapport. Originally from Rochester, NY, I’ve lived in Chicago for about 20 years. I attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Cooper Union in New York. My work has recently been exhibited at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art, College of DuPage. I bring this experience to each portrait I paint, working to discover the narrative that gives a painting resonance and meaning over time. My style is expressive and painterly; a portrait should “feel” real – not necessarily be photo-realistic.

Painter Emily Rapport at work. Photo: Noah Tomko-Jones