capturing the personality


by Jonathan Machen
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I love drawing and painting portraits because I get to express the inner character of my subjects. In my pursuit to understand portraiture, I have studied the great masters, as well as logging countless hours of practice. I can do a portrait of you or your loved ones in an affordable pen-and-ink drawing or to a more finished painting. Please see my purchasing information page.

My approach to portraits

I work from life or photographs to capture the essence of a person or an animal. I can make a portrait of your pet – or even a collage –  from any treasured photos you might have, that will convey the sense of the connection you what with that being.

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What are other things that would qualify as a portrait? Something that has meaning for you personally, be it your pet, your house, a sacred landscape, a flower - or even a rock!

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