Pencil Portraits

Commission an original pencil portrait from your favourite photograph. Captured perfectly within a drawing to treasure forever.

I love the tonal simplicity of a pencil sketch. I use a variety of drawing mediums soluble and powdered graphite, standard graphite pencils, charcoal and if colour is required conte sticks and water soluble Caran D’ache pencils. Pencil drawings are usually a quicker cheaper option, and in my opinion can often provide a much stronger image. They are brilliant for older individuals and pet portraits.



Commission, not for salke



Commission, not for sale

Watercolour portrait of Lila

Commissioning a Portrait

The process begins with a call or email from you. I will talk you through the process, and the options, the size and medium. Is it for a special occasion, and is there a time constraint? I would advise planning ahead as you will be in a queue!

On receiving the photo, and after you have given me your brief, I will confirm the final cost.

I always endeavour to be as approachable and helpful as possible throughout the whole process. As well as discussing the portrait in detail before commencing work, I always provide an opportunity for you to view a scan of your portrait when it’s nearing completion, so you can let me know if there’s anything you want me to change. My aim is for you to be completely satisfied with your finished portrait; this is reflected in my many returning customers.