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Portrait Sketches

These 'Portrait Sketches' take about ten minutes. Using a light-weight easel they are mainly done at different local church, community and charity events.  To help cover costs I normally ask for a 'Suggested Donation" of £10. A bargain!! I prefer to use charcoal and pastel on A3 pastel paper. For outside venues  a patio-umbrella or gazebo is used to protect against bright sun or pouring rain! I have been doing these  since 1982, originally calling them 'Caricatures' and using a large felt-tip pen. Later I felt the title 'Portrait Sketches' was better as they really are 'Portraits' even though done very quickly. Here is a very small but recent sample of the hundreds done. For the sake of confidentiality only first-names are given.

Colin
Colin
Nairn Book and Arts Week 2018.
Gordon
Gordon
Gordon is deaf but he gave a thumbs-up afterwards! Nairn Bk & Arts Wk.
Masai Warrior
Masai Warrior
An amazing private moment at a Masai Village, Kenya 2018.
Arsema
Arsema
Wonderful visit to Lalibela, Ethiopia and Arsema was happy to sit on a log for me! Felt-tip pen on w/c paper
Bill Fulton
Bill Fulton
Bill was a good friend - and great fun to draw at the Redcastle Art Group Exhibition, Cromarty 2018. Sadly he died in 2019.
Michael
Michael
Nairn Bk & Arts Wk 2018
Katie
Katie
Black Isle Show, 2018.
Kai
Kai
Nairn Book and Arts Week 2018.
Susi
Susi
Black Isle Show 2018.
Sebi
Sebi
St Boniface Fair, Fortrose 2018.
Nigel
Nigel
One of Nairn's lovely characters!. Bk & Arts Wk 2018.
Hilma
Hilma
Redcastle Art Group show, Cromarty 2018
Maggie
Maggie
Amazing hair! And she stopped at my request!! High St, Nairn Bk & Arts Wk 2018.
Grace
Grace
Nairn Book and Arts Week 2019
Ben
Ben
St Boniface Fair 2019
Meida
Meida
Nairn Book & Art Week 2019
Olivia
Olivia
Wonderful hair - had to be done 'landscape' to get it all in! Nairn Book & Arts Week 2019
Paul
Paul
Paul, one of the Travellers on the Longman Estate, Inverness. 2019
Isla
Isla
Ita
Ita
Nairn Book & Arts Week 2019
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