Cara Shanley is a portrait artist specialising in detailed pencil drawings of pets, children and people of all ages and will consider commissions for other subjects as requested. She works mainly in graphite but also accepts commissions for ink or colour drawings, ranging from quick sketches to highly detailed pencil studies. She also enjoys occasional painting in watercolour or acrylics, as well as dabbling in printmaking.
Using your own photographs as source material to create her drawings, Cara will help you choose the most suitable pictures to use as references for your portrait. Although she works from and adapts photographs, she doesn't faithfully duplicate them. Instead, she prefers to interpret them into a new piece of artwork that captures the character and spirit of the subject. Cara believes that, even in a highly-finished artwork, seeing the hand of the artist is important. Her drawings will always be a little sketchy around the edges! All of her portraits contain character that shows her personal style and unique approach to drawing.
Welcome to Cara Shanley Art,
where you can find out about how
I create unique portrait drawings
of the people, pets (and places) you love most. Please let me know how
I can create a unique artwork for you, whether it's for a birthday or a celebration, or as a special keepsake for yourself. I'm always happy to discuss your ideas, so just explore the options and let me know.
Thank you for visiting my page!