Hello.

My name is Claire Joyce. I am an artist, former college drawing instructor, and current stay at home mom. In the past two years my family and I have moved cross-country twice in pursuit of my husband’s dream job. Unfortunately, as my husband advanced in notoriety in his chosen field, his salary did the opposite (hooray for a job in the arts!). My children are young (five and two), and because of the expense of childcare, returning to work is just not possible at the moment. I am hoping to use this small business to pay for morning preschool for my daughter four days a week.

When you purchase a portrait, you will receive a 5" X 5" graphite drawing of a single subject based on a photograph provided by you. The portrait will be a hand drawn piece made in two hours (about the amount of time my two year old naps during the day). You can expect an accurate rendering that still shows the hand of the artist to arrive at your house within one month.

The price of these portraits is low (only $60!). These small drawings make great gifts for parents, grandparents, pet owners, or anyone who wants a keepsake. They look great when they are in an 8" X 8"  frame matted to 5" X 5".