Written By – Joseph Scaglione
Pet lovers gather around! If you’ve ever wanted a custom hand drawn pencil portrait of your four-legged friend to immortalize them, look no further than the artistic talent of Oliver Stockley. Oliver was raised in the beauty of the UK countryside, where he developed a love for all things with paws and claws, carrying this love into his artistic endeavours.
Art became the centre of Oliver’s life when he was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. He drew regularly, and the more he drew, the happier he became. He moved to Toronto in 2017, where he works as a full time artist. His work centres around showing off the beauty of Canada’s most beloved animals using a technique he perfected, featuring innovative mark making on a black and white palette. The detail of his work combines elements of realism and stylized line work.
If you have a pet of your own, I highly recommend letting Oliver work his magic to draw up a portrait for you. And Oliver does not limit his drawings to dogs and cats, he’ll happily draw your turtles, rabbits, or anything in between. Oliver offers two stunning portrait styles: Simple & Detailed. If you’re interested in working with Oliver visit: https://www.ostockley.com/