Three pencils, 11x14

Legacy archival portraits

Hand drawn in graphite from a favourite photo you provide

Send me your favourite photographic memory and I will hand draw it for you 11x14 inches on thick acid free paper ready for framing.  Memorialize a loved one or celebrate a special occasion. I promise a faithful rendering and complete satisfaction. 

A few samples...

A bit about me

Charles Van Gorkom

Im an artist. I was born this way. To make a living and raise a family in Northern Canada I took a detour and made my living as a custom hiking boot maker for 46 years. You can check me out on Google.  

     My email address still reflects this. Now I'm retired and drawing again. My joy is portraits because I find with them the greatest satisfaction in memorializing relationships and precious memories. I find the black and white and grays of graphite to be most expressive of what I think my clients want to capture and preserve. 

Contact Me

Letter from home

We can do this all online!  Send me a digital copy of your favourite photo for me to assess for suitability by email. 

My address is 

the finished portrait is 11x14 graphite on 110 lb acid free drawing paper,  unframed. It will be mailed in protective packaging.

Cost is $200 Usd or Can$. Personal cheque or e-transfer preferred. The cost includes shipping. Orders completed in one week from commencement. 

   Email me and let's begin!