Pastel Portraits

I'm starting up my portrait business again. My studio hasn't been open for several years, but I'm craving chalks and pencils and round little baby faces. I would like to work on several pieces for my portfolio before I open for commissions and I'd love your help. I'm looking for six families who would like a 11"x14" pastel portrait of their child or children. I usually charge $300-900 for portraits, but I'm going to offer these six portraits for free. Please spread the word. I'll randomly select the six winners on May 1, 2018.

The selected families agree to provide the following:

  • A clear, naturally-posed photo of your child or children, or allow me to photograph them (Utah only). One portrait per family.
  • Give me permission to display the finished portrait on a public social media page.
  • Patience. Hand-drawn portraits take time and I expect to complete each portrait in 4-6 weeks.


Contest entries have closed, but you can follow my progress on Instagram. I'll be opening my studio for commissions on September 1, 2018.


Alexander, 2004. Pastels and colored pencil. Copyright Designs by EBS