About Barbara Zilly

“Barbara’s etchings captured the beauty and emotions associated with each piece she did for me.”
Tricia, NYC

I am an American portrait artist educated in the United States who has lived most of my life in Europe, initially as a model based in Paris, later in Athens as the creative director of high-end fashion boutiques, and now as a full time portrait artist living mainly between New York and the Greek island of Mykonos.

One constant in my life has been my drawing and love of art and art history. My portraitures are uniformly praised as instinctively capturing the essence of their subjects, be they pets, friends, loved ones, or places. I treasure that praise from my clients, for bringing them joy inspires me to do what I do.

It would be my great privilege to create a commissioned portrait for you.

“Barbara is such a talent. She made a drawing of my grandson, and when I saw it, I cried. It was identical in all details……unbelievable……it also had the absolutely right look in his eyes. Top class.”
Mette Schnoor Nielsen, Denmark