I live in Los Angeles California where my career as a professional fine artist began. I am known for my bold, innovative, insightful and realistic portraits. My work goes far beyond the subject's appearance – it reveals their inner being.

“Take the impishness of Giulietta Massina in La Strada, the relentless snooping of Sherlock Holmes, Woody Allen’s human chameleon in Zelig, then add the technical precision of a plastic surgeon and you’ve got super realist portrait artist Sylvia Shap.”

Elsa Braunstein, The Book

“With our budget I could have commissioned Pearlstein or Warhol, but I wanted the best contemporary portrait artist, so I chose Sylvia Shap.”

Betty Gold, Former Corporate Art Buyer, Atlantic Richfield Co.

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