In money terms? Maybe, maybe not. But in sentimental and historical terms to you and those that will follow on, immeasurable. At this time, when genealogy is all the rage, I really do believe it.
Drawn on 100% cotton based, heavyweight paper with very careful attention to likeness and mechanical detail then mounted in museum quality materials, it will be a lasting piece of family history for future generations to admire. More than can be said for your 'unhappy snap'! It would also make a perfect present for that person who "has everything" or is just plain difficult.
Graphite, being an inert substance, will last considerably longer than any carefully hand processed black & white photo print, never mind any inkjet or laser based photo prints, and certainly create more interest.
Watch carefully as the image builds to the finished portrait.
These few examples illustrate the variety of commissions undertaken.
If you wish to talk about a work you would like to commission or to get some idea of the cost involved please contact me on 01474 813434.
The portrait at the top of this page is to hang alongside this one, drawn 25 years earlier for the same client.
For a family in The Netherlands.
My mother-in-law, Eileen Neve, in 1911.
My wife Margaret in 1943, as a little girl
holding her cat alongside her family.
All in white, very simple and effective.
A Sittingbourne couple and their Harley Davidson V-Rod.
Some of my work on show at an Arts & Crafts evening at Yalding Primary School in Kent.
Composed from four different photos taken at various times for an American couple.
Drawn for a Christmas present in Vancouver, Canada.
David Darby, racing his MV Agusta at Llandow, 1966.
Commissioned for David's 60th birthday present.
- Sagy, France