Portraits by Mary Phillips

Mary Phillips

Contact boogerbook@gmail.com

Boogertown Back Porch Studio

By appointment for your convenience
Please call in advance
865-453-9134 or 865-250-1827

Seasonal hours
9:30-2:30   Friday –Monday

Available Year Round

On request to draw for you on location

At your family reunion

or Special event

Full Color Pastel Silhouette Children's Portraits

Mary Phillips continues an art form that has been passed on for generations…“The Pastel Silhouette Portrait Artist”. She works quickly in full color pastel with patience and ease. “Everyone is in a hurry now,” says Mary. The most frequent comment received from parents is, “Oh, my child won’t sit still…a portrait will take a long time.” The fact is that a sketch may be completed in 10 to 15 minutes and children are not expected to sit still.  You are purchasing Mary’s skill and speed. She enjoys drawing your children and answering their questions. The interaction helps them relax. Their drawing should be a pleasant experience!  Babies and toddlers are entertained with her favorite magic books and toys. Ages 1 to 6 are her specialty but all ages from infants to adults are accepted. Mary does not work from photos. She requires the person to be present, and natural clothes are a better choice than being “dressed up.” Three people may be drawn in a sketch. It is especially fun drawing newlyweds and older couples celebrating their 50th anniversaries. Family reunions are fun too. It may be more important to draw older loved ones at your reunion.

All silhouette portraits are drawn from the left side of the face and when completed, the sketch is matted with a color of your choice. Framing is an additional fee. A choice of gold, cherry, silver or black frames are usually offered, size 12x16.  Pets: Pets are not people, but cherished friends. A little extra time is needed with your pet. Fees start at $75.00 upon approval. Family reunions or special functions: To draw on location, a $50.00 non-refundable fee, a $50.00 deposit (total of $100.00) and a 12 sketch minimum are required. 

You may know Mary from working with J C Penney Company. She has enjoyed drawing your children through their stores all over the southeast for 25 years. 
Remember… please call ahead and check the schedule. Mary’s studio is in Boogertown… a very interesting place to visit and an exciting little place to find!  Mary has worked with children for many years and is proud to create a treasure for your family that will last a lifetime. Welcome to Mary’s back porch for a few minutes of fun!