I just finished drawing my very first commissioned portrait. Alexis Smith, the author of Glaciers (Tin House 2012), and Islands (forthcoming, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), asked me to draw her portrait for her new author photo. I would like to continue to draw portraits for writers and artists to support myself while I take off from working to write a novel all winter and spring in France. If you’d like to commission a portrait from me, and help support me as I write, please send me an email.