Custom Pencil Artwork that tells your story.


 

Which part of your life has a story worth sharing?

 

I create hand drawn portraits that inspire you to 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!

 
 

 
 
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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 for as long as I can remember, and while it always came naturally, 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 created with love in my home studio based in Oakville, ON.

 

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

 

Sarah

 
 "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

 "I am so happy with the way this turned out. The portrait is very well done. You are truly creative. Thank you so very much."  Dr. Wm Marty Martin

"I am so happy with the way this turned out. The portrait is very well done. You are truly creative. Thank you so very much." Dr. Wm Marty Martin