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mom and baby, american portrait artist
Julia and Emily, miniature mom and baby portrait painting.

Capture a fleeting time in your child’s life in an original and lasting heirloom portrait painting.

Collectors of Rasche’s portraits are both parents and art connoisseurs. They want to capture a delightful and fleeting time in their child’s life in a beautiful painting that will enrich their home.

Rasche portraits capture the likeness of the sitter(s), their connection with each other, and their nature.

Thank you so much to all of the individuals and families who have entrusted me with painting your portrait.




About the Portrait Artist

Jessie Rasche is an American Portrait Artist serving Minneapolis, MN, Sioux Falls and Brookings, SD. Her work is internationally collected, and she has 10 years experience as a portrait artist. She specializes in painting children in a modern realist / impressionist style.  Rasche’s artwork is influenced by the masters of the American Renaissance and the great Impressionists.




Portrait paintings in collector’s home.




The joy of childhood, the baby bonding moments, and the moments of joy between moms and young children are powerful, wonderful, and fleeting. My mission is to capture this time in a beautiful portrait painting that will brighten your home and bring you joyful memories on an ongoing basis.




Recent Publications American Portrait Artist Jessie Rasche’s work has been 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 shopSouthWind Gallery and Art Resources Gallery.


Meredith, Olivia, and Emile. Portrait for Emily Julia and Emily. 

This painting captures the joyous, loving expressions as well as the location with special meaning to the family.

Jordan. Portrait of a lovely young woman and the horse she loves.


Sibling portrait for a lovely east coast family.


Pasture Pals.

This large equine portrait was painted for a charming South Dakota family.


Memorial pet portrait for a lovely Texas family.


Light Through The Window. This child and dog portrait is for the artist’s personal collection.

A Well Pressed Shirt. Juried into the South Dakota Governor’s Biennial exhibition.

This is the owner of the dry cleaning business in Brookings, SD. I was completely enthralled by the way the steam interacted with the clothes and the man.


The Story She Told.

Portrait for a beautiful South Dakota family.



This portrait of an older child and young adult is in the artist’s collection.
















Thank you to everyone who has entrusted me with painting the family you love. I appreciate you so much.


 Client Responses


“Thank you. It’s wonderful.”  Manny


She loved it as usual.  Thank you for your amazing artwork. David  (repeat collector)

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 (Washington)

Jessie, I just got the painting and it is beautiful…. I love it. The best Christmas Eve in a very long time. Thank you and Merry Christmas! Cinzia

A home run. She really likes it. – Dave

We got the painting! And we LOVE IT! It’s wonderful. Thank you so much.  – Inder (California)

thank you for creating such a wonderful work of art for me to treasure! much love, lisa

I am blown away by this painting and we will treasure it forever. Thank you so very much for this.-Teah (Wisconsin)

Just a quick note to say the painting arrived safely – definitely the best packing job I have ever seen. The painting is fabulous, even better than expected. Thanks so much for sending it off so quickly and safely. Cheers! Kathleen

Jessie captured a very special and tender moment in my daughter’s and my life. She paints with sensitivity and warmth. She also painted the background beautifully with the water and trees. I highly recommend her artwork and will treasure her painting for the rest of my life.” – Thank you sincerely, Julie Schmoll (Nebraska)

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

The painting came in perfect condition! Thank you so much, it is beautiful! My 20month old is fascinated with it and keeps pointing herself out ?– Rebecca

My painting arrived today and it is even better than I had hoped for! I love the way you mounted it in an offset shadow box frame~~ It sets off the painting perfectly!!”Thank you for packaging it so carefully as well. I want everyone to know that when you buy a painting from Jessie, you get the royal treatment!Thank you again, I am so in love with your work.– Ann Thompson

I just received this painting today and am so so in love with it, it’s even more perfect in person. Thank you, Jessie.– Julia

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