Portrait Drawings

 

I’ve been drawing people for years and normally have a couple of commissions on the go. I love the hours spent in this intimate and intense pursuit of the essence of a person - looking, chatting, thinking, laughing. I never work from photos, so a commission involves an initial meeting to get to know someone, followed by three, maybe four, sittings. I work in charcoal or pencil and occasionally ink. Notable commissions include Sir Anthony Seldon, Lord Skidelsky and Arthur Brown ‘the God of Hellfire’.

Olly Longworth
Olly Longworth

Pastel drawing by Chelsea Renton

Paul Andrew
Paul Andrew

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

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Arthur Brown
Arthur Brown

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

Studio snaps
Studio snaps

Portraits by Chelsea Renton

Helen D'Ascoli
Helen D'Ascoli

Pencil drawing by Chelsea Renton

Arthur Brown
Arthur Brown

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

Claire
Claire

Pencil drawing by Chelsea Renton

Ezra
Ezra

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

Fatemeh
Fatemeh

Charcoal

Young man
Young man

Wax crayon drawing by Chelsea Renton

Nimmy March
Nimmy March

Unfinished - come back Nimmy!

Valentine Gage
Valentine Gage

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

Burton family
Burton family

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

Burton family
Burton family

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

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Annie with flu
Annie with flu

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

Croze family
Croze family

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

Mike Pattison
Mike Pattison

Wax crayon drawing by Chelsea Renton

Dan Cramsie
Dan Cramsie

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

Lulu Renton
Lulu Renton

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

Davies
Davies

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

Adam Renton
Adam Renton

Charcoal drawing by Chelsea Renton

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