JOYCE SPURGIN, celebrated American pencil artist, turns your photos into high quality artwork. Specializing in portraits of beloved pets and distinctive houses, Joyce captures the beauty and personality of each subject. The final drawing is a combination of layers, shading and mixing techniques found in portrait paintings. Her work is known for its beauty, realism and expression.

Once complete, each drawing is matted and packaged; ready for pick up or mailing.  Frame it to display it in your home or office or give it as a unique and thoughtful gift. Framing services are available for an additional charge. Gift certificates are also available.

"This past year I moved to an apartment in the St. Louis area and could not take my golden retriever, Glory, with me.  Fortunately, my sister and brother-in-law offered to bring her to their home, but I missed her terribly.

Then my sister heard about Joyce from a friend and met with her to discuss a portrait.  She provided Joyce with one of my favorite photos of Glory, and was told it would make a perfect drawing.

At Christmas I received a package.  The gift tag read: "To Elizabeth... With love, Sharon".  When I opened it I couldn't have been more amazed! Joyce had captured Glory's features and expression perfectly, and I could feel the warmth of her loving personality.  

The portrait now hangs in my living room in a prominent place among other pictures of family and friends.  It's the next best thing to having her here with me, and it reminds me of all the good times we had together. Thank you, Joyce!  I will treasure your drawing forever.”


“Let me preserve your favorite   memories--forever.”Joyce Spurgin

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