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Pencil Portrait Artist

Rebecca Bolton | Popping Portraits | Oxfordshire & Wiltshire


I’m a pencil portrait artist and simply love to draw. Often described by peers and customers as a hardworking artist, I specialise in realistic and unique portrait pieces that bring out the character in my subjects.

My pencil portraits have been focused on people and pets for the last 10 years.

My love of animals has been with me since I was knee high exploring the garden and countryside around me. It was no surprise to anyone that I started drawing pets at an early age. Dogs are a main stay, I just have a thing for them. But of course nature goes hand in hand with the animal kingdom, and you will find many "natural" pieces in my collection of work as well.

I draw people portraits because beauty matters. Every person on this earth is undergoing, or has undergone, their own brand of excitement and turmoil of which few may understand. It’s impossible for a pencil portrait artist like myself to simply step into a sitter’s shoes. But through a deep study of a persons character within a collection of photos, I seek to unveil the essence of a person’s being. Using this scrutiny and my technique, I can represent the person’s being in a way that recognises the beauty inherent to the human condition.

Pencil portrait artist in Oxfordshire taking commissions worldwide

I live in Wiltshire and Oxfordshire with my 5 year old daughter who is actually featured in one of my portraits on this site. We often draw and make things together, but none of our joint efforts are featured here! I enjoy every moment I get to draw because I can use it as an outlet to escape from the real world to the point where it becomes a wonderful relaxation technique.

Regardless of where you live in the world, I would be delighted to here from you. If you have a pencil portrait requirement from babies, children and adults to dogs, cats, birds and horses please feel free to contact me.

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Hi I just wanted to say how grateful I am for the picture you drew for me for my friend. She absolutely loved it and was really emotional. It was amazing and went down very very well. If you have any social media platform I would be more than happy to make any comments and etc so say how happy I was with your results because they are amazing. I couldn’t be more happier than if I tried. Your picture was amazing and went down so so well with my  friend. Thank-you so so much, I’ll never be able to say Thank-you enough. I’m so grateful I came across your website to be able to create such a special picture for a lifetime that is amazing. Again, Thankyou so very, very, very much. So grateful I came across your website and came into contact with you. Your talent is amazing ❤ Seriously, forever grateful. Love, Ashleigh, xx. I’ll be in touch soon. Thankyou more than words and an email could ever say. You made my friends birthday the best birthday to remember and so special Thankyou so very much. Much love, always. Ashleigh, be in touch soon. Xxx


I'm so happy that I decided to get a portrait of grandad, the likeness is wonderful.

Jayne C

Just brilliant. I really can't thank you enough.

Danni B

Rebecca, you've done a great job capturing the likeness and the spirit of Benji, our beloved West Highland Terrier.

Stephen T

Loved the picture it is the perfect present, great communication from the seller too.


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