Looking to commission a portrait by an established artist who has done portraiture in the past and whose work can be easily viewed upon request. I am looking to have the portrait done in the style of 18th Century portraiture as was the-custom and practice in aristocratic families of Eastern Europe. I live in Huntington Beach California and would prefer an artist who resides in California, preferably in Southern California so that I can be as local as possible. I would prefer posing for the portrait as was done in the 18th Century rather than using any new technology which is available to us today because I want to replicate the old craftsmanship of days gone by. The portrait will be in costume but I would prefer a more impressionistic approach rather than too realistic of style to the portrait. I would like to meet the artist first and see his or her artwork before I commission my project .