Family Portraits

Portraits/Chicago has been responsible for virtually hundreds of private commissions in all media-oil, pastel, watercolor, charcoal/graphite.

Many paintings originate as Gifts within a family or between persons as expressions of love, with the resulting painting always a treasured heirloom.

A sampling of works and commissions by Linda Kollacks,
Sally Baker Keller, and Ann Ponce are shown below.


Contact Kathleen Van Ella, Portraits/Chicago Inc. for more
examples, process, and price information. 312-485-3030.

Linda Kollacks


Deborah in Dirndl
oil on canvas, 20×16

Fischer Children

oil on canvas, 30×40
Surprise gift from the father
to his wife … and the
children kept the secret!


oil on canvas, 24″ x 18″


oil on canvas, 30×24


My friend Barb
oil on stretched canvas, 20×16

Wolf in Red Jacket

oil on stretched canvas, 24×30

Sally Baker Keller


oil on canvas, 20×16

Jimmy & Katie

oil on canvas, 24×36

Alex, Stefan & Jacen

oil on canvas, 33×44


conte crayon on paper, 16×14


pastel on paper, 25×19


oil on canvas, 28×22

Ann Ponce

Ann has a series of beach paintings featuring family groups and children.

Maya, 2018

Maya in Red Dress, 2015

Theo, 2019

Rachel Barton Pine

Rachel Barton Pine

Commission, 50×36.
Violin – ‘Guarneri del Jesu’
hence, Madonna imagery

Children on the Beach

Commission 2008.


Alessandra, age 4,

Contact Kathleen Van Ella at Portraits/Chicago Inc. for additional information – 312-485-3030.