portraiture

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In addition to doing portraiture commissions for people to help support my novel-writing adventure over the next few months, I started drawing portraits of some of the artists and thinkers I admire. 

8 x 11 prints of these 5 are now available on Buy Olympia’s website for $20 each, along with some of my previous portraits. If you’re a fan of these artists and thinkers too, please consider buying a print. It would go a long way to help support me during my travels. 

Originals are 14 x17 and are also available–just send me a query over email. 

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I did a portraiture commission of mother and daughter, Lex and Avi, as a holiday gift for my new friend, and their husband and father, Simon. 

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Lately, in order to financially support my time writing a novel, I’ve been teaching myself to draw portraits. I would really like to keep drawing, and I hope you will consider commissioning me for a portrait of yourself or a loved one. I’m thinking portraits would make a pretty sweet holiday gift. 

These portraits are 11 x 14, pencil, color pencil, and ink, on 90lb acid-free archival paper. I’ll seal them and ship them to you safely. Email me for more details. 

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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. 

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PORTRAITS FOR SALE

I recently finished a portraiture series of 15 of my favorite poets (10 of which are shown above) using pencil, color pencil, and ink pen. Quality prints of these portraits are now available to be purchased at Buy Olympia. The prints are 8.5 x 11, full-bleed, 11-color high definition ink process on 100% cotton fiber acid free paper, and they’re $20 each. Maybe buy one or two, have Buy Olympia ship them right to your door, and frame them right above the mantel on your fake fireplace. 

If you want to see and buy a few in person, I’ll bring a selection with me on this poetry road trip. So, you bring your $20. 

Also, I’ll have a show opening with the originals at the University of Arizona Poetry Center on August 13 from 3-5pm

The originals of these portraits are for sale too. If you’re interested in purchasing an original, send me an email.