Custom Pencil Artwork that tells your story.


 

Which part of your life has a story worth sharing?

 

I create hand drawn portraits that help you celebrate a special someone, story, passion or achievement.

 

By using one or several of your favorite photographs as reference, I bring out the personality and character of your favorite people, pets or passions to become the enhanced focal point of a special piece of artwork, that you had a part in creating.

The love, passion and energy infused into every portrait brings new life to your favorite photos, and helps you reconnect to the stories and memories that lie within.

Portraits can be of any subject matter. If I have a photograph to work from, I can draw it!


 

Helping you align, celebrate and reconnect to the things in life that matter, with realistic hand drawn portraits that infuse your heart, nurture your soul and fuel your passions.

 

Hello, I'm Sarah Kelly - portrait artist, photographer, coffee lover, observer; southpaw, ambivert. While drawing had always come naturally to me, studying fine arts at Sheridan College in Oakville, ON sparked the desire to learn the art of realistic drawing. A noted drawing of water ripples in a textbook was a defining and inspiring moment.

Since 2005 I have been creating custom portraits for individuals, businesses and associations, families, newlywed couples, husbands, wives and loving pet owners.  Each portrait is joyfully created in my home studio based in Oakville, ON.

I love creating art that helps people connect to what means most.

Read about the stories behind completed portraits and see portraits in progression through the Facebook Fan page.

Please start by sending me your portrait idea with photo/s attached to portraitsbysarah@hotmail.com or call me direct at 416-894-7671. I'll guide you through the process and offer advice on the creation of a portrait for you or someone special.

I look forward to co-creating a memorable portrait with you.

Sarah


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Sarah Kelly is a portrait artist and photographer based in Oakville, ON with artwork available across the globe.

As a portrait photographer, I am able to create photos for your portrait idea. Portraits and photos can be combined into a unique package made just for you. Ask me about this option when you contact me with  a portrait inquiry.

 "Dear Sarah, Thank you for the beautiful portrait of me and my father. My father is the most important person in my life and you captured the moment perfectly. This portrait brings tears to my eyes every time I look at it, so beautifully done, it's perfection. Sarah you are truly one of the most talented artists I know. Thank you so much, this portrait means so much to me!"  Chantelle Cherry

"Dear Sarah, Thank you for the beautiful portrait of me and my father. My father is the most important person in my life and you captured the moment perfectly. This portrait brings tears to my eyes every time I look at it, so beautifully done, it's perfection. Sarah you are truly one of the most talented artists I know. Thank you so much, this portrait means so much to me!" Chantelle Cherry

 "Dear Sarah, I wish to thank you for sending me the completed portrait of myself in my early military dress. The task which was requested of you was very challenging. Your ability to piece together my submitted dated photographs and military dress references, was truly creative. The most outstanding rendition in the portrait was your inclusion of characteristic personality, as recognized by my family."  Sincerely, Kenneth Giles

"Dear Sarah, I wish to thank you for sending me the completed portrait of myself in my early military dress. The task which was requested of you was very challenging. Your ability to piece together my submitted dated photographs and military dress references, was truly creative. The most outstanding rendition in the portrait was your inclusion of characteristic personality, as recognized by my family." Sincerely, Kenneth Giles

 "Dear Sarah, my family and I would like to thank you for the amazing portrait of Karen. You captured her beauty and soul. It was a pleasure working with an artist that cares about details and perfection. I recommend everyone to have Sarah draw a portrait of your special someone, so they may live on through her work and in your hearts."  Gord Kerr

"Dear Sarah, my family and I would like to thank you for the amazing portrait of Karen. You captured her beauty and soul. It was a pleasure working with an artist that cares about details and perfection. I recommend everyone to have Sarah draw a portrait of your special someone, so they may live on through her work and in your hearts." Gord Kerr