Testimonials

"I wanted a very special picture as a gift for a special birthday and Kelly absolutely provided that.

She has captured the spirit and mischief of a very precious little boy in a way that I can't adequately describe.

So much love and care had gone into this portrait and it has brought such joy - it will be treasured for ever."

Kelly Barnes Portraits Pet Portrait Golden Retriever Dog Pencil Drawing


"We asked Kelly to draw our lovely old retriever Obi after he passed away this year. We are absolutely thrilled with our portrait of our beautiful boy and a wonderful way to keep his memory alive. 

Thank you Kelly, it is perfect. What an amazing talent.

We also had two prints done for our children to have at their homes and the quality of these are outstanding."




“So pleased with my commissioned piece from Kelly. It’s a simple piece but something I had envisioned and it had to be perfect.

Kelly took so much time in understanding the detail and the background. I just knew she’d create the perfect piece for me and she did.”

Kelly Barnes Portraits Child Pencil Drawing

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

Kelly Barnes Portraits Child Pencil Drawing

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

Kelly Barnes Portraits Child Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Child Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Child Pencil Drawing

"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." 

Kelly Barnes Portraits Children Family Portrait Pencil Drawing

“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.”  

Kelly Barnes Portraits Family Portrait Pencil Drawing

"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 Barnes Portraits Children Pencil Drawing
Kelly Barnes Portraits Child Pencil Drawing

"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!"

Kelly Barnes Portraits Pet Portrait Dog Pencil Drawing

"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."

Kelly Barnes Portraits Children Family Portrait Pencil Drawing

"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."

Kelly Barnes Portraits Child Pencil Drawing

"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!”

Kelly Barnes Portraits Child Pencil Drawing

“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