Jonathan Machen’s art.
While this site is mostly an archive of current and past work, I do have a separate website for my portraits where you can make a secure, on-line purchase.
I am now accepting commissions for hand-drawn portraits and landscapes. To see more of my recent portraits, click here. Examples of portraits include:
- Portraits of family and friends
- Portraits of Pets
- Portraits of Babies
- Group Portraits – (the entire family)!
- ” Collage” portrait – several of the same person in one image, often this is a larger drawing.
Why order a portrait from Jonathan Machen?
With over 40 years of drawing experience, most of that outside in the direct presence of nature and architecture, I am well practiced in hand and eye coordination. One skill that has resulted from this concentrated study is my ability to also work from photos. I can work from a photo of a cherished person, place or thing, and transform it into a drawing or painting.
I have recently been taking more commissions of portraits done from photos. Allow me to work from one of your photos to receive of a work of art that will provide lasting value and meaning. I am excited to announce a new website devoted to this endeavor, jonsportraits.com, where you can see more examples as well as testimonials of my work. In this quick-loading site, that also comes with a payment processing system, I will show you examples of the choices you can make regarding how you want that special photo to be transformed.
Current favored medium and pricing: Colored chalk drawing on paper, up to 18″X24″, $300. I have a waiting list (as of August 2020) so please don’t hesitate to make an inquiry.
I am also able to custom frame any piece you commission, prices start at $200 for the smallest size. Final pricing does not including shipping.
For secure, on-line ordering, please visit jonsportraits.com where you can pay for your portrait over my secure site.
Call me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-818-9532