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Antonio Bosano, Pencil Portrait Artist

When I informed my wife at the tail end of 2011 that I was going to build the world’s largest pencil portrait website, I got precisely the reaction I would expect from a person who knows me as well as she does. No hint of trepidation—no obvious “How long will that take you?” Nothing really—beyond “Oh that’s good.” She knows I never lose interest in projects.

Mind you, one thing has changed. When people ask after me, she now replies “He’s under construction!”


As anyone who follows entertainment news has become aware over the last decade and a half, most thespians of the female persuasion now refer to themselves as actors, not actresses. Journalists and other non-actors, to varying degrees, are getting to grips with the gender-neutral program. On the one hand this change in usage is informed by the egalitarian impulse that has pushed aside “stewardess” for “flight attendant” and, less successfully, “waitress” for the ungainly “waitperson” or ambience-free “server.”

Well, one of the great delights of having a website is the freedom to ignore such political correctness – or is it nonsense?!!! You decide, but here at this address, a woman is an actress.

Coming Soon

December 2019

Hans Zimmer

New Portraits

November 2019

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December 2018

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December 2017

November 2017

Daliah lavi
Suranne Jones
Andrew Lincoln

October 2017

Tom Petty
Jessica Raine
Marilyn Monroe

September 2017

Edwin Starr

August 2017

Peter Cook & Dudley Moore
Joni Mitchell
Olivia Newton John

July 2017

Rossano Brazzi
Kit Harington

June 2017

Molly Peters
David Bowie – Aladdin Sane

May 2017

Guy Doleman
Marion Cotillard
Carly Simon

April 2017

Elkie Brooks & Robert Palmer
Paul Carrack
Robbie Robertson

March 2017

John Hurt
Gene Vincent

February 2017

Emily Watson
Ruth Jones
Hattie Jacques
Peter Cushing

January 2017

George Michael
Dustin Hoffman
Ashley Graham
Harry Andrews

December 2016

Tom Hanks
John Grisham
Victoria Wood

November 2016

Helen McCrory
Michael Bublé- Revised portrait
Eva Mendes
Myrna Loy

October 2016

Steve Winwood
Natasha McElhone
June Ritchie

September 2016

Jennifer Jayne
Mary Wilson
Meryl Streep

August 2016

James Jamerson
Jane Merrow
Matt Damon
George Harrison – Revised Portrait
Eleanor Tomlinson

July 2016

Dolly Parton
Lee Marvin

June 2016

Steve Marriott
Edward Fox
James Fox

May 2016

Robert Plant
Eva Green
Glenn Ford

April 2016

Denzel Washington
Joanne Whalley
Sheridan Smith
Gerard Butler

March 2016

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December 2015

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December 2014

December 2012

My kindle book John Lennon—Reflections on a life is now available for download.

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