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Artist Lucy Johnston is Shutter & Sketch creating beautiful pencil and photographic portraiture of children and adults (and the odd pet too...) from her East London Studio. 

 "I love my portrait so much! You’ve captured him perfectly and I know this going to make me ache for his lovely toddler looks in years to come. "

What people say...


It is absolutely breath-taking looking at your child’s face, their expression so beautifully captured created completely and totally in thousands of pencil marks. My husband and I cannot stop staring at the portrait Lucy did for us of our son and have commissioned one for our daughter.


Lucy's portrait of my friend's pup (Boston Terrier) was amazing and very life-like. The reaction that I got when my friend saw his gift was wonderful - he was emotional and overjoyed. The portrait was worth every penny and it truly was the best gift he received for his birthday. Thank you!" -


The portrait of our children is simply stunning – and I cannot thank you enough.  You have captured them perfectly and we will treasure this forever.  The children cannot stop looking at either and ask in absolute wonder how you were able to draw them – it is like looking in the mirror for them.  Thank you also for making it so easy for us from the first meeting and photoshoot to the emails keeping me up to date.


We LOVE it. You really managed to capture him! And he can't stop staring at himself - I think he's confused 


Thank you so much, we couldn't be more pleased with it. 


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