Capturing the essence

Using the simple and traditional tools of pencil and paper, my vision is to capture the essence of whatever I draw. I am fascinated with exploring the art of perception and with learning to truly see and value the world around me. My hope is that, as I draw, I can express something of the wonder and curiosity that I feel in this pursuit.

Kelly Barnes Portraits Herdwick Sheep Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Teasel Botanical Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Pet Labrador Pet Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Commission Boy Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Commission Child Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Poppy Flower Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Family Commission Portrait Pencil Drawing
Purchase prints and greeting cards or commission a unique pencil drawing

I have a range of drawings to purchase as either prints or greeting cards. I also take commissions for drawings of any kind - people, pets, wildlife, memorable places or buildings. After agreeing on a photograph, I will work to produce a unique pencil drawing of the image. These drawings make ideal gifts and are special ways to remember and record moments in time.

A few responses from those who have commissioned a drawing.....

"Amazing! The drawing perfectly captures a beautiful moment."

"I can’t believe what a fantastic likeness it is!"

"The drawing is absolutely gorgeous - everything I'd hoped for."

"Absolutely perfect!"

Kelly Barnes Portraits Fern Botanical Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Hare Pencil Drawing

A selection of drawings are available to purchase as greeting cards and prints through Kelly's Etsy shop. 

Kelly Barnes Portraits Bumblebee Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Pine Cone Botanical Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Highland Cow Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Toadstool Botanical Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Free Burma Ranger Zau Seng Pencil Drawing

Kelly lives and works in North Yorkshire and takes inspiration from the beauty of the land around her. She has developed her drawing work alongside her other role as a specialist palliative care nurse within the local area.

For those interested in commissioning a pencil drawing, a favourite photograph can be emailed to Kelly. She will use the image as a reference to create a unique drawing which will then be mailed back to the client.

International commissions and orders are welcomed.

Kelly Barnes Portraits Cockapoo Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Weimaraner Puppy Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Pet Golden Retriever Dog Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Barn Owl Pencil Drawing

To see a selection of Kelly's pencil drawings, click here

Kelly Barnes Portraits - Capturing the Essence
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom