Nancy Julson-Rieley's Portraits Are Most Likely to Succeed

Redo Your High School Photo

artist nancy julson-rieley's high school portrait drawings!

Some chose to wear band jackets. Some chose to hair spray their bangs extra crispy. For your class picture, you chose both.

Now choose to do it all over again with a Nancy Julson-Rieley high school portrait.

Spurred by her fascination with vintage yearbooks — The hair! The clothing! The girls JV intramural field hockey team! — Julson-Rieley began turning the long-buried head shots of the Comet yearbook, class of ’61, into carefully considered works of art. Several series later, she’s offering stylized pieces on commission.

For yours, send her a selection of images in which you or the subject of your choice (e.g., Mittens the Cat, class of ’10) are well lit, in focus, and relatively straight on. Decide whether you’d like to be captured today or way back when, and how exacting you’d like the portrait to be.

Done in graphite on five-by-seven acid-free archival paper, drawings are $100 each. A small price to pay for redemption.

For questions and commissions, e-mail nancy@nancyillustration.com. To see the High School Series and styles, go to nancyillustration.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Nancy Julson-Rieley

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