My name is Kayleigh Almara, a UK based artist who focuses on documenting and bringing photographs to life using pencil. I specialise in creating highly detailed, hand drawn and realistic pencil portraits from your own photographs. A drawing of a family member or pet is a one of a kind gift and which would be treasured for years to come. My aim is to bring your photograph to life, capturing not only the likeness but the very character.
Growing up I was painfully shy, lacking in confidence and art was my escape. Living in the countryside surrounded by the sheer beauty of nature, my head was always in the clouds and I allowed my imagination to run wild. During my teenage years I developed ME, resulting in me being bed bound. This prevented me from doing what I loved the most, art.
Things are looking up! Since 2015, I began exploring my artistic side again and plucked up the courage to pick up a pencil.
I have not looked back.
I split my time between working with special needs children and my passion, art.
One day I will pursue my passion full time but for the time being I am happy doing both. Both being very rewarding and close to my heart.
The skill level that this woman has is amazing to me. She can make a picture jump of the page. It seems like every tiny detail has been thought out and is totally brought to completion. A very gifted artist indeed.