About Us

Specializing in oils, chalks, watercolors and traditional portraiture for more than 25 years, Charis Studios delivers the highest quality paintings, portraits, and senior photography! It is our pleasure to work with the amazing clients we do, and we would be absolutely thrilled to showcase your memories through one of our many services.

When a picture is worth a thousand words – Choose Charis.

About Us

Specializing in oils, chalks, watercolors and traditional portraiture for more than 25 years, Charis Studios delivers the highest quality paintings, portraits, and senior photography! It is our pleasure to work with the amazing clients we do, and we would be absolutely thrilled to showcase your memories through one of our many services.

When a picture is worth a thousand words – Choose Charis.

Art Around The Globe

Think back and visualize a beautiful time you shared with loved ones on a trip or vacation. Now take that same beautiful memory and turn it into a lifelong Charis masterpiece. The impeccable precision and attention to detail that Lisa McWhirter Traeger’s work captures gives the ability to recreate your experience in a joyous, timeless manner. As time has told and will tell again, Charis portraits have proven to become a crown jewel of estates from around the world. 

McWhirter Studios at Neiman Marcus

Featuring her work in 1990-2000 with retail giant, Neiman Marcus, Lisa McWhirter Traeger co-owned and operated the McWhirter Studios at Neiman Marcus. In an exclusive arrangement as their premier studio, Lisa McWhirter Traeger’s portraits became synonymous with the uncompromising quality associated with Neiman Marcus.

Passion for Children

Her passion for children is evident in the portraits she creates. As a mother of six, Lisa McWhirter Traeger realized the need for capturing the innocence of childhood while preserving it in an art form worthy of passing from generation to generation. Her collection of children’s portraits combines the opulence of rich, robust colors with a strong dose of homey sentiment.

Art Around The Globe

Think back and visualize a beautiful time you shared with loved ones on a trip or vacation. Now take that same beautiful memory and turn it into a lifelong Charis masterpiece. The impeccable precision and attention to detail that Lisa McWhirter Traeger’s work captures gives the ability to recreate your experience in a joyous, timeless manner. As time has told and will tell again, Charis portraits have proven to become a crown jewel of estates from around the world.

McWhirter Studios at Neiman Marcus

Featuring her work in 1990-2000 with retail giant, Neiman Marcus, Lisa McWhirter Traeger co-owned and operated the McWhirter Studios at Neiman Marcus. In an exclusive arrangement as their premier studio, Lisa McWhirter Traeger’s portraits became synonymous with the uncompromising quality associated with Neiman Marcus.

Love for Children

Her love for children is evident in the portraits she creates. As a mother of six, Lisa McWhirter Traeger realized the need for capturing the innocence of childhood while preserving it in an art form worthy of passing from generation to generation. Her collection of children’s portraits combines the opulence of rich, robust colors with a strong dose of homey sentiment.

Charis Portrait Studio

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