By Donna Winters, Self-Publishing Navigator
Meet Frank Pryor, the man with a pencil in his hand. And with that pencil he can do amazing things—draw a lifelike portrait, create a caricature, sketch a likeness, or bring a children’s story to life through pictures. He can render people, their pets, or both together. Frank’s work is so good, it brings tears to people’s eyes. But he can also make people laugh with his caricatures.
Frank’s passion for drawing goes back to childhood. His training started at the age of fourteen. Immediately following high school graduation, he began working as a professional artist at ad agencies. He owned his own agency for many years, managed graphic design departments, and worked as a Director/Illustrator.
Frank created original art in pencil, pen and ink, or watercolor, and developed graphic designs for a variety of clients. As director, he created concepts and then oversaw the photographers and illustrators who executed them through electronic means to final production.
Frank claims a wide range of achievements including medical journal illustrating, the graduation ring design for the U.S. Air Force Academy, caricature maps for well-known cities in the U.S. and Canada, and wildlife portraits for the WOLF Sanctuary in northern Colorado. His fine art projects include watercolors of Southwest subjects such as American Indian adobes and Anasazi pottery which he sold directly to clients or through galleries. More recently Frank has specialized in black and white pencil portraits and caricatures while developing characters for picture and chapter books for children.
You might be thinking, with an artist this good, you could never afford his work, but you’d be wrong. His work on children’s books is reasonably priced, as are his portraits and caricatures. His prices for the latter two range from $85 to $645 and include matting. All you add is the frame, and it’s ready to hang on your wall. Frank is extremely nice to work with. I’ve done it twice, first with the caricature of my husband Fred shown here, and then with the sketch of my rescued greyhound which is currently in work.
If you need an unusual Christmas or birthday gift, why not give a Frank Pryor portrait, sketch, or caricature? The recipient is sure to treasure the results.
If you need a children’s book illustrated, Frank is ready to help. He’ll capture the spirit of your story in art.
Visit his website at http://pryorsportraits.com/
Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org