"Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love."
When you choose to hire an artist to draw or paint a portrait of you or your loved one, remember that you are trusting the artist's eye to capture more than a photographer can with a camera. I like to get a likeness with my portraits, but more than that, I seek to express the unique beauty of a person found in what is behind the expression, the delightful character qualities that capture the person's essense, whatever it is that gives them that twinkle in their eyes, or the brooding brow, revealing their deepest dreams and magical thoughts.
Conte' crayon or graphite on colored paper (samples displayed below)
200. - 500.
Note: It is essential to submit a high-quality photograph of your subject,with high contrast (shadow with highlights) preferred.