American Portrait Artist. As seen in Hood Magazine, on KDLT, KSFY, South Dakota Magazine, Brookings Register, The Inlander and The Spokesman-Review.

Artist represented by South Dakota Art Museum shop, SouthWind Gallery and Art Resources Gallery.

Call or email to start the portrait process.

Each portrait is unique, and is made to fit the needs of the collector. Starting the process with a phone call or email ensures that you will love your portrait when it’s complete, and that I get your portrait on my schedule right away.

Jessie Rasche – – (605) 695-5815


About Jessie, American Portrait Artist

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American portrait artist Jessie Rasche
I paint portraits because I want to bring joy to my collectors’ daily lives.

I specialize in painting the connection between two people – or a person and an animal. The bond between parent and child is so significant in all of our lives, and I love capturing that for a family.

Portrait paintings are a Collectors have reported back that years after they first received their painting, their children still joyfully point themselves out, and that parents are still filled with joy when they see their painting. This is part of what makes painting so satisfying, and why I am an American portrait artist.


How a Portrait Painting Comes to Life

Professionally, carefully crafted oil paintings take time and skill.

Here are some of the steps that were involved in a recent portrait of a lovely young woman and her stunning horse, commissioned by the girl’s loving grandmother.

First, I visited with the client and took many photos of the girl interacting with her horse, and then searched through the photos looking for ones that captured their personality and relationship. There was a client-visit to the studio to see paintings of different sizes and to help them decide on the right size for them.

The video below starts with me sketching up some of the collector’s favorite poses, to help with decision making. When the focus is narrowed down to just the young woman and horse, it’s easier to see what will come through in the portrait painting.

Here is a video showing how the painting came together from sketch to completion:

If you’re ready to get your portrait painting started, you can call (605-695-5815) or email me with photos and tell me about your loved one and what you hope to have captured in your portrait painting.


How the Commissioning Process Works, with American portrait artist J. Rasche

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We talk in person, or through email or phone about what you hope to have captured and your size and budget needs. Starting the process with a conversation ensures that you get a painting you’ll love.

After that, if you want to move forward the deposit is due. I’ll come to you and take photos and make sketches and notes. If you’re outside the Brookings / Sioux Falls area, there my be a charge associated with travel. If you want a memorial painting, or travel expenses are prohibitive, I can work from your photographs. When you’re happy with the plan, I’ll paint the portrait. After you approve the portrait, I’ll deliver it to your door or ship it to you.

You now own a beautiful, unique and original portrait painting celebrating your love.


What Collectors Have Said

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I am so proud that my collectors have all reported being happy with their paintings. I have a Love it Guarantee, but since I began selling portraits in 2008 every single collector has said they are happy.

As an artist, I put a little piece of my heart and soul into each of my paintings. Knowing that they are out in the world bringing joy to their collectors is very satisfying.

Hi Jessie….my wife loves the painting! She was pretty emotional about it :). Thank you so much for allowing me to give a wonderful lasting Christmas gift!! -Wade

Oh my gosh!!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE with tears in my eyes… I am in love with this painting.  You are so talented you blow me away.  I love the way you captured his eyes and his expression.  This painting is full of emotion. – Jennifer

Testimonials page.

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