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 Pencil Portraits
by Edwin Bowman



I have had some formal art training, but largely, I am self taught. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, where I still live today. I have always liked trying to draw people even as early as the fourth grade. I started drawing portraits in high school, where I got some of my art training. I did some as gifts for friends and family as well as some commissions.I had college courses in drawing, basic design, and some painting instruction by local artists. My inspiration has come from my wife, sons, other family members, and friends who have encouraged me to stay with my talent and grow in it and for whom I am grateful.