I've been doing commissioned work for more than 40 years. In 2004 I opened a portrait business in Fargo, ND "The Art of Patrick Tupa. Through the years my work has gone through many changes as I seek perfection. Since I work mainly from photos, it is important to me to go beyond the photogrphic look as I strive to make my subjects look as if they were standing in front of me. As a commissioned artist, it is important for me to listen to my clients desires so they are happy with the final work. My work can be seen on several University campuses as well as businesses and private homes throughut the US.