• Laura Munt

Laura Munt

I am an artist based in Devon, specialising in classic and timeless pencil portraits. I began drawing at a very early age and art has always been greatly important to me. Throughout school and college art was my favourite thing to study but the demands of other subjects halted my drive to pursue it further. Some years after I'd left college I wanted to study for a qualification in my most loved subject so I joined an adult education class and gained an NCFE level 3 in portraiture. After that I mainly created work as a hobby until after my first son was born. I then got back into drawing after numerous requests for portraits from friends which inspired me to set up a Facebook page to display my work, very quickly the commissions began to come in from up and down the country and even across the globe! This enabled me to work as an artist from home and care for my son.

Now, after the birth of my second son I'm kept very busy with portrait commissions in a variety of styles. I mostly work in graphite pencils on cartridge paper but I also work in watercolours which are very popular. Another popular medium is polycolour pencils on toned pastel paper which creates a beautiful soft look.
I love the initial mapping out and rendering of a portrait, working until the likeness is gradually revealed, that's the rewarding bit! Shading and working on the eyes are my favourite parts, I can easily get lost for hours in the detail! It really is my dream job and I still get excited with every fresh blank sheet of paper, just waiting to be transformed into something beautiful.

If you would like to view more of my work simply visit my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pencilportraitsbylaura
or if you would like to commission a portrait you can email me at lauramunt@yahoo.co.uk

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