Portraits & Artworks
Welcome to Lives in Graphite
I am Mara Shaw, a graphite artist in the North West of England, creating unique, photorealistic pencil portraits and sketches that will bring your favourite photographs to life. With over 12 year’s expertise as a graphite artist, I aim to produce charming and timeless portraits of people, pets, homes and occasions, hand-drawn with intimate detail to capture true likeness and character.
Anything can be given a new life in graphite, which is why I offer a range of drawing services that turn the things you hold most dear into elegant artworks you can treasure forever.
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After receiving the portrait of our three children commissioned as a gift to my wife, I was amazed at the level of detail achieved. The drawing really captures the character of our children.
Andi & Nazeema