Custom Pencil Artwork that tells your story.
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, passions or achievements in a hand drawn, realistic style pencil portrait.
They become the enhanced focal point of a uniquely original piece of artwork that you have a part in creating.
The love, passion and energy infused into every portrait brings new life to your favorite images, and helps you reconnect to the stories and memories that lie within.
Portraits can be of any subject matter. If I have a good photograph to work from, I can draw it!
(A GOOD REFERENCE PHOTO will make the difference between a GOOD portrait, and a GREAT portrait.)
I love creating art that helps people connect to what means most.
Hello, I’m Sarah Kelly - portrait artist, photographer; coffee lover, observer. I’ve been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil in my hand.
While drawing always came naturally, studying fine arts at Sheridan College in Oakville ON was the start of what has become a creative journey. A noted drawing of water ripples in a textbook was a defining and inspiring moment. Seeing a lifelike drawing of water ripples in that textbook sparked the desire within me to study, learn and hone the art of realistic drawing. It has become a lifestyle that I gratefully embrace.
Since 2005, I have created custom portraits for individuals, businesses and associations, families, newlywed couples, loving pet owners and those with a passion for art expression. Each portrait is created with love in my home studio based in Oakville ON.
I look forward to co-creating an inspiring portrait that tells a story for you.