“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”

                                                            - Plato

For over twenty-five years I have been a teacher and a professional artist concentrating on portraiture in either charcoal or pastel.

I strive for what I feel to be the most essential ingredients of a portrait — it must be a strong likeness, reflect the subject’s characteristic spirit and be pleasing in design and composition.

Insisting upon using only the finest quality archival paper and supports for my portraits ensures that they will be enjoyed for
many years to come.

All artwork is copyrighted by Cyrus Whittier ©2017 and may not be reproduced without permission.