Sewell Fine Portraiture, LLC, (“SFP”) based in New York City, was established to advance the traditions and standards of fine portraiture and sculpture. Its artists consist of a select number of the world’s finest portrait painters and sculptors, each having a distinct style. Whether they strive for photographic realism or a more impressionistic approach, they go beyond a mere likeness in a portrait to capture the inner essence of their subjects and create a true work of art.
SFP is dedicated to providing the highest level of expertise for portrait projects, from artist selection to final unveiling. Options include choice of medium, sittings, composition, framing, nameplates, unveiling, display and lighting. Although artist selection is the most important aspect, it is essential to understand the significance of combining all of the other elements in producing the desired result.
The company continuously searches for artistic talent. Its roster also includes several new artists who have taken the traditions of the great master artists and built a style uniquely of their own.
SFP invites you to read in further detail about the portrait process, and to browse through our selection of portraits so that you may discover the richness and diversity in the work of its artists.
ABOUT JASMINE CUNHA SEWELL
Ms. Sewell founded Sewell Fine Portraiture, LLC as a company dedicated to the highest quality and professionalism in portraiture.
Prior to starting her own company, Ms. Sewell was the Director of a major portrait gallery in New York City, where she used her detailed knowledge about each artist to advise private and institutional clients. Subjects included U.S. cabinet members and agency heads, university presidents, leaders of finance and industry, top officials of the military, important figures in the world of sport, leaders in medicine, donors and family subjects including children and animals.
Ms. Sewell began her career at Christie’s in New York City in the Russian Department, where she was responsible for Fabergé, Russian paintings and works of art. Her work culminated in Christie’s record sale of the Winter Egg by Carl Fabergé from the Forbes Magazine Collection.
A painter herself, Ms. Sewell has spent time restoring Old Master paintings for a private collector. She has also reproduced portraits at the Louvre in Paris and studied drawing and portrait painting in New York City under the guidance of one of America’s most prominent portrait artists.
Ms. Sewell grew up in London, New York and Sao Paulo, Brazil. She attended Garden House School in London, The Hewitt School in New York City and received her baccalaureate from St. Paul’s School in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She received a B.A. in Art History, French and Italian at Wheaton College and an M.A. in French Furniture and Fine Arts from Christie’s, Paris. She also has studied Italian Renaissance Art in Florence. She is fluent in Portuguese, French, Italian and Spanish.
Ms. Sewell is a member of the Lotos Club in New York City and lives in Manhattan with her husband, Steven Polson their son, Charles and daughter, Louise.