Well, I’d like to think that regular visitors to this site may have wondered what’s happened since my last posting in August last year - I’ve not disappeared off the face of the earth, although it may appear so from my inactivity here. I’ve just been concentrating my online presence on my social ...

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I am a self-taught portrait artist specialising in all forms of pencil (graphite, pastel, charcoal, coloured pencil, etc) and draw from photographs supplied by the customer.
The photos should be as clear and sharp as possible as this will greatly determine the accuracy of my work.
Once a commiss...

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On with the family portrait series and our eldest son Ben gets the treatment this time, in graphite on toned paper...

Still with the “family portraits” theme but a slight tangent with this one as it’s a couple of older portraits of my wife’s Auntie Delphine and Uncle Alf, both now no longer with us. I drew them from their 1978 passport photos and enlarged them up to A3 size I believe (it was four years ago and ...

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Family portrait #2
A cheeky grin from our youngest son Luca.
Pastel pencils on A4 hey toned paper...

High time for some family portraits!
First up is my lovely wife Nicky, drawn in pastel pencil on A4 grey toned paper...

It's all gone a bit quiet around here lately, hasn't it?
Hopefully this will break that silence quite effectively though, as I can finally unveil probably the biggest portrait I've ever done!
A group portrait, made up of members of a family wedding party, all taken at the same shoot, but compiled...

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Well well well....you probably haven't seen much from me on here for a little while, but I've not been idle - here's some new SuperShoes I've recently painted for a poorly young man in Northern Ireland who is going through chemotherapy at the moment....

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials AOC, is an American politician and activist, last November becoming the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress.
Faber Castell Polychromos on Strathmore grey toned paper, A4.


2 years ago
- Ben B

Custom portraits in pencil.

I draw portraits in graphite,pastel and charcoal,generally from photographs provided by the customer.
Typical turn around for commissions is one to two weeks,from receipt of the non-returnable deposit to shipping of the final product.
I have many satisfied customers all across the world,from Canada to Taiwan,from Uganda to Russia.
You can see a selection of my work here in my gallery,or you can go check out my Facebook and Instagram pages for more:

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