Jonathan Machen

Portraits and Landscapes

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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,, 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 where you can pay for your portrait over my secure site.

Call me or email me at or 303-818-9532

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