My portraits are illustrated with graphite (pencils), colored pencils, and sometimes ink, often on toned paper. Most of the portraits you see here were drawn from photo reference that I took of the models. This allows me to have complete control of the poses, angles, and lighting.

Click each portrait for a larger view.

Portrait of J Portrait of K-small Portrait-Sunny and Krisztina

Portrait-KatieB-Web Emily Portrait-Web


If you live in the Boston area and would like me to illustrate a portrait for you, please contact me. For others around the US/world, I can consider drawing from your photographs if they are beautifully shot.

Prices vary depending on size and whether the drawing is black and white (pencil) or color. Each portrait can take anywhere from 6 hours to 3 days to create, depending on complexity. Prices *start* at $700 for a 9×12″ b&w pencil portrait.

Please contact me if you are interested in a portrait. Thank you!

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