Tracey Costescu is a Vancouver artist specializing in realistic fine art acrylic, watercolor, oil or charcoal and graphite people and pet portraits. All artwork is created using acid free archival materials and is delivered with an invisible protective coating to ensure smudging and fading does not occur over time. All of my clients receive a unique link to view the progress of their portrait commssion from beginning to end.
Realistic interpretations of the person or pet is what I strive for, however my goal is not to imitate the reference material used but to obtain a truthful and accurate depiction of the person or pet. A strong likeness happens naturally during the drawing process. Many of my art portraits are custom commission charcoal and graphite portraits or watercolor portraits drawn from my client's photos.
My Pet Portraits are usually of cats and dogs but I love drawing horseses and all other animals from wolves to lizards. Please visit my Pet Portrait Gallery to view my past pet portrait commissions of cat portraits, dog portraits and horse portraits.
Commissioning a custom charcoal and graphite portrait or a watercolor portrait is a truly elegant way to capture your memories. Art portraits are unique and personalized gifts that last throughout the years.
Portraits can be commissioned for any occasions such as baby showers, weddings, anniversaries, graduations or birthdays, or for no occasion at all. Art prints and cards are also available for sharing your portrait with family and friends.
Learn to draw or paint at one of my workshops or art classes where we cover the various techniques for creating realistic paintings and drawings of people, pets or still life subjects. You can find drawing tips and techniques or view works in progress of drawings from the beginning to the end. I also offer workshops in acrylic and watercolor ranging in subject matter from abstract to figurative.
Gift certificates make great wedding gifts as the bride and groom are able to work directly with me and often chose to have the portrait drawn from their favorite wedding photo.
What better way to show the permanence of your relationship than with a custom graphite portrait of the bride and groom or members of the wedding party.
Have your graphite and charcoal portrait or watercolor portrait completed before your wedding to display for your guests at the wedding. After the wedding have a charcoal and graphite portrait or watercolor portrait completed of your favorite wedding photo. Prints are also available to be used as gifts for the wedding party and family.
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