The Drawing Guy

Joel Bolton, a.k.a The Drawing Guy, has pursued three passions consistently and persistently since early childhood – Music, Art and Languages.

He throws himself fully into life as pianist, flautist, occasional trombonist, conductor, music teacher, artist and prolific learner of languages.

Although art has often played a secondary role due to music and family commitments, it has maintained a constant presence in his life.

In 1993 he took a year off to study oil painting and portraiture. Some excellent teaching, combined with specialist workshops, sparked a love affair with the oil medium and he has spent many years honing his skills in this area.

In recent times coloured pencil has taken on a more important role. Not only is it less messy than oils but it also has a wonderful soft and fine quality ideally suited to the rendering of animal fur.

Joel Bolton has been a finalist three times in the Adam Portraiture Award and two times in the Impressions National Art Award.

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The Drawing Guy (Joel Bolton) makes #nzmade artwork using oil paint and coloured pencils. His favourite portrait commission themes include:

  • People
  • Pets
    • Cats
    • Dogs
    • Horses
    • Parrots
    • Wolves




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