“This is so perfect! You really have captured her vibrancy Kelly! We love the portraits so much!” 

“This completely sums him up. Every fold of chub and clothing is perfect! Thank you Kelly.” 

"I commissioned Kelly to do three portraits, one of my Goddaughter and the others were of her younger brother and sister. The portraits were a gift to my Goddaughter's parents. 

The portraits are amazing! They really capture each child beautifully and incredibly accurately. When I gave them to their parents for Christmas they were in tears, they were absolutely delighted with them; the children also love them. Kelly is an incredible artist, the gift she has for portraiture is exceptional. I had the portraits professionally framed, and they now have pride of place in their lounge for everyone to enjoy." 

Pencil drawing of three boys

“I was so chuffed with the drawing of my three boys. As it was a 40th birthday present for my hubbie, I wanted it to be right. Having seen your other drawings, it gave me the confidence which was proved when I saw the finished thing. It even brought a tear to my eye as you had got the detailing spot on, and it really showed all their personalities in the drawing. It now takes pride of place in our hallway. Thanks so much.”  

"As the owner of the back and father of the boy in this picture I was shocked when I first saw it by how accurately Kelly had captured the elusive essence of me and my son. This picture hangs proudly on my wall."

"Kelly, your drawings of Eve, Katie and Sam were the perfect gift for my mum, who was utterly overcome when she opened them! I wish you could have seen her face! Their characters have been captured perfectly, you have done a truly amazing job. Thank you so very much!"

"I asked Kelly very last minute if she could draw Mavi our dog for a birthday gift. The end result is a beautiful drawing capturing perfectly Mavi's soul.We are delighted! Thank you."

"My sister and I commissioned Kelly to draw my nieces and nephew for my Mum's birthday and we could not be happier with the end result. Kelly is a truly talented artist and the exact likeness of the children captured from the photo was truly incredible. The drawing caught their personalities perfectly and the precision with which she drew their features was simply amazing. It brought a tear to my eye when I first saw it and it had the same effect when my Mum opened the present. It will provide joy for years to come and I can't thank Kelly enough for such a beautiful drawing."

Pencil drawing of toddler

"We were thrilled to get the gift of this picture, Kelly. You have captured a particular moment, and a particular flavour of Asher exquisitely. Just beautiful!”

Pencil drawing of little girl

“I can still see the tears of disbelief in her mum's eyes when we gave them this gift. Thanks all over again.”

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