From Vintage and Family Photos

© Pam Depoyan… See something here you’d enjoy buying as a print? Inspired by these to order a custom Pen and Ink drawing specific to your life? Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

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IN THE GALLERY ROOM:  Illustrations of our favorite family or vintage photos…  More to come here (possibly of a 1920’s woman and your  favorites from photo),

Ideas:

  • Gift a print of “for the love of ‘Glory’ to anyone who is enchanted by the beauty of a horse, or to decorate a girl’s room…
  • Gift a print to Dad or someone who enjoys images and cars of the 1940’s, Barbershop music, or John Wayne
  •   Decorate a man’s study with a print ready for framing
  •  Gift a print to someone in the Navy or Barbershop Quartet
  • Commission a piece from one of your family or vintage photos – great gift to give a family member to honor a special birthday or anniversary!

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“Two on a Daydream”

(Little boy face drawn from a vintage ’30’s photo,

but I changed dog to my favorite sheltie pup and added the dream-like falling leaves…  🙂

Original $175 – Sold

                 11×14 print available – $85

9×12 print – $50

           mini print (5×7 – $25

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“One Special Night Out”

 

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(Drawn from this vintage 30’s photo)

Original $175 – Sold

11×14 print available – $85

9×12 print – $50

                                          mini print (5×7 – $25

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“Nini”

Drawn from this family photo

pen and ink with graphite pencil

Original $95 (in a private collection)

9×12 Print available : $50

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…for the love of ‘Glory‘…

[This one is mostly graphite pencil – to get that soft quality – with a touch of pen and ink.  It is one of my personal favorites.  Just quintessential for all girls who ever loved a horse…  and somehow, it reminds me of Shirley Temple, though it isn’t her… 🙂 ]

Original $175 – Sold

11×14 print available – $85  (ask about smaller sizes too)

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Dad and his Cousin

From a family photo, “Cousins home for Christmas,  circa 1945”

pen and ink with graphite pencil

Original $95 – Sold

9×12 print available – $50

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“Playing Zorro with Papi”

Original – Given as a birthday gift

pen and ink

9×12 print available – $50

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“Nels”

Homage to my late neighbor,  graphite pencil with pen and ink

Original $80 – Given as a gift

8×8 print available – $40

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 A recently commissioned piece... “Couple beside fireplace”

pen and ink with graphite pencil

Original – Sold

11×14 print – $85

Barbershop quartet

 “Michigan Barbershop Quartet”

  Drawn from their 1960’s record album cover

14×17 Original $280 – Sold

11×14 print available – $85 (ask about smaller sizes as well)

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Quiet Man

John Wayne in The Quiet Man

“Peace in Innisfree”

pen and ink with graphite pencil

Original $80 – Sold

8×8 print available – $40

Since I drew this from a vintage film photo (John Wayne as an American Irishman), I thought I’d also include it  in this gallery as well as Memorable Movie Moments, as an example of a portrait  you might choose from a photo of a family someone not so famous to the world, but a star to you!   🙂

Love those old-fashioned caps!

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Lighthouses and Other Landmarks We Love

Trains Boats Vintage Cars

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Memorable Movie Moments We Cherish

© Pam Depoyan… See something here you’d enjoy buying as a print? Inspired to order a custom Pen and Ink drawing specific to classic movie favorites in your life? Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

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IN THE GALLERY ROOM:  More to come here..  I have in mind a few classic scenes I’d love to draw, like Zuzu and Jimmy Stewart talking over her ‘Wonderful Life’ petals , another of Natalie Wood in the “I Believe” scene of ‘Miracle,’ possibly one of John Wayne from ‘The Quiet Man…”, in Irish cap…

Ideas for these from Miracle on 34th and The Quiet Man:

  • Hang Miracle at Christmas next to your own family photos of your children with Santa
  • Gift a print to fans of Natalie Wood (Miracle) or John Wayne (Quiet Man)
  • Treat a classic movie fan with a print, or decorate a classic film area in a TV room, man’s study or basement…
  • Gift Quiet Man to anyone who loves all things Irish… including Irish gents sporting caps, thatched cottages… or Happy St. Pat’s to a man of quiet character and strength that you know…

Have a favorite scene or memory in a classic movie?  Maybe like to  have a drawing of one in particular?   Tell me about it…   🙂

 

America Flag Pageant

“God shed His Grace on thee”

inspired by one of my favorite scenes in Disney’s “Pollyanna,” at the town 4th of July picnic

Original 11×14

Print 11×14 – $85

Print 9×12 – $50

Mini print (@ 5×7) – $25

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Quiet Man

 John Wayne, in ‘The Quiet Man’

“Peace in Innisfree”

pen and ink with graphite pencil

Original $80 – Sold

8×8 print available – $40

[I just loved drawing the old fashioned Irish cap!]

Miracle on 34th Street

Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn in ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

pen and ink with graphite pencil

8×8 Original – in a private collection

8×8 print – $40

 

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From Vintage and Family Photos

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People and Landscapes After the English Heart

© Pam Depoyan… See something here you’d enjoy buying as a print? Inspired to order a custom Pen and Ink drawing specific to your life and perhaps love of all things Brit?   🙂  Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

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IN THE GALLERY ROOM:  More to come  here. 

I love all things England and am always attracted to the beauty of their landscape and architecture, charm of tea and scones and Cotswald cottages, beauty and warmth of old Oxford style college grounds, not to mention Downton!  I have in mind to draw some landscapes with beautiful old stone bridges and cottages ,  homes lined with wonderful wrought iron fences , library rooms where the walls are lined with books, perhaps some pretty teacups and teapots as well…

.Ideas for this Ladies’ English Garden Tea: and Cottage Tearooms

  • Throw a Mother-Daughter [or… Auntie-Niece! 🙂 ] tea party for your young girl’s birthday and use note-sized cards of these prints as your placecards!  
  • Tuck smaller prints in and among books on shelves or add cosy charm to your living room, den or kitchen with a larger one or two
  • Gift a print to a fellow “lover of all things British”
  • Purchase in greeting card size to use as invites for a ladies luncheon, bridal shower etc.
  • Invite friends over for a British-Style Afternoon Tea and Hat party and use card size prints of these at your table settings… or set the mood with a larger print for your menu board
  • Deck out a child’s room with “story board illustrations” reminiscent of classic books and use them to create story time  of your own imagination as you view them together each day…

Little Girl with Roses- darkened

“Vivvie”

               11×14 print – $85

9×12 print – $50

  mini print (5×7 – $25

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Sunday in the Park

“Sunday Yachting in the Park”

11×14 print available – $85

9×12 print – $50

           mini print (5×7) – $25

Note:  “Sunday Yachting in the Park” stands alone of course, but I drew this with the idea of a “companion” piece for This Bouquet’s For You” (scroll below)  of the same era…

Like some color added?  Just ask…

Summer in the Park-Color

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“This Bouquet’s For You”

11×14 Original  (in a private collection)

11×14 Print $85

 9×12 Print $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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England-White Cottage by Sea

“Windemere Cottage…seaside in Devon, England”

11×14 Original

11×14 Print – $85

9×12 print – $50

Mini Print (around 5×7) – $25

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Blue in a Garden

“Inside a Child’s Corner of an English Garden”

(With Bluebells and Larkspur, akin to Bluebonnets…  🙂  )

Original 9×12

9×12 Print – $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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Blue with Lambs on Hill

“Daffodils and Bluebells Sway”

Original 9×12

9×12 Print – $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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“Love finds a way…Special Delivery”

11×14 Original

9×12 print $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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“Sails on Water Lights”

11×14 Original  (in a private collection)

11×14 Print $85

 9×12 Print $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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“Wedding Guests on the Churchyard Walk” (Somewhere in England)

11×14 Original  (in a private collection)

11×14 Print $85

 9×12 Print $50

mini print (5×7) – $25

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Rosewood

Original $175 – In a Private Collection

11×14 print available – $85 

9×12 print –  $50

miniature print (5×7) $25

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage Tearooms; Torquay – a seaside town in Devon, England

pen and ink with pastel

Original $175 – In a Private Collection

11×14 print available – $85 

9×12 print –  $50

miniature print (5×7) $25

[Oh, I love this one.  Mm…I can almost feel myself walking with the figures there,  breathing in the salt air in this, possibly because it reminds me of  trips I’ve taken to Carmel, California as well as an English scene I’ve only read of in books…]

      Periwinkle Cottage

Periwinkle Cottage Tearooms, Selworthy Green, England 

pen and ink with pastel

Original $175 – In a private collection

11×14 print available – $85 

9×12 print –  $50

miniature print (5×7) $25

[When I increased the size of the photo I used as my drawing model, I found this cottage actually has what looks like a thatched roof made of lavender!  I can imagine driving  over rolling emerald hills and coming upon this charming scene – like a dream…  🙂  Even a little secret garden gate hidden behind the bench…]

Cottage Tearooms

The Cottage Tearooms, The Cotswolds, England

pen and ink with pastel

Original $175 – In a private collection

11×14 print available – $85 

9×12 print –  $50

miniature print (5×7) $25

(Don’t you love this charming real life tearoom?  I can almost hear the bell on the door calling me to tea and crumpets, or scones with clotted cream…   🙂  I think this will be the first of many of England’s Tearooms I will be adding here… Just can’t get enough of these!  I used a combo of pen and ink, graphite pencil and pastel to achieve this soft look…)

Garden Party

.Ladies’ English Garden Tea

pen and ink

Original $175 – In a private collection

11×14 print available – $85 

9×12 print –  $50

miniature print (5×7) $25

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Pretty Little Birds

© Pam Depoyan… See something here you’d enjoy buying as a print? Like to order a custom Pen and Ink drawing specific to  birds you enjoy? Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

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IN THE GALLERY ROOM:  More to come here… Wish I could display these  for you here in their original 9×12 size…  🙂 to really show the loveliness of these little ‘birds of a feather…’

The first entries here, English Robin on a snowy branch, Yellow Warbler and Mountain Bluebird have inspired me to several more ideas to try and capture sweet little birds here for you in Pen and Ink, with splashes of color.

Ideas for these endearing songbirds:

  •  Gift to a fellow bird-lover
  • Start a collection of these seasonal songsters to decorate a cozy corner
  •  Treat someone who needs a bright spot in their day
  • Order note cards from these
  • Commission a drawing of your favorite bird!

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“Lady Cardinal”

Original 9×12 – In private collection

Print 9×12 – $50

Mini print (5×7) – $25

Male and Female sing back and forth to communicate with each other, and sometimes even sing duets!

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Mountain Bluebird, ‘dreaming’ in white Dogwood 

Original 9×12 – In private collection

Print 9×12 – $50

Mini print (5×7) – $25


.Relatively solitary, but mates for life…often seen in pairs or in small family

This cerulean sparkle vocalizes soft and long, even in flight!

(Love how this one looks like it’s posing, “hands” behind back…   🙂  )

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The Yellow Warbler,aka, “A feathered bit of sunshine” 

Original 9×12 – In private collection

Print 9×12 – $50

Mini print (5×7) – $25


The bright, sweet song serenades streamside willows

with it’s musical, “sweet, sweet, sweet!”

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English Robin Full Color

.The English Robin…

Original 9×12 – In private collection

Print 9×12 – $50

Mini print (5×7) – $25

One of the only birds heard singing in the English Garden on Christmas Day

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Trains, Boats, Vintage Cars

© Pam Depoyan… See something here you’d enjoy buying as a print? Inspired to order a custom Pen and Ink drawing specific to memories of fun transportation in your life? Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

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IN THE GALLERY ROOM:  More to Come…Illustration prints of the transportation we love…past and present.   I want to add some drawings of vintage cars, bicycles, trucks etc. here too.

Ideas for the train and boats here now:

  • Gift to Dad or someone who loves trains
  • Decorate a child’s room or den
  • Order miniature prints to frame and tuck into a bookshelf
  • Gift to someone who loves all things railroad or nautical
  • Commission a drawing of a transportation that holds special memories for you

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A Canadian Tour Train

Original – sold

9×12 print available – $50

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Corey's Other Boat

Original – sold

9×12 print available – $50

.Corey's Dad on a Boat

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Original – sold

9×12 print available – $50

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Dad and his Cousin

From a family photo, “Cousins home for Christmas,  circa 1945”

pen and ink with graphite pencil

Original $95 – Sold

9×12 print available – $50

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Baby Portraits

©  Pam Depoyan…  See something here you’d enjoy buying as a print? Inspired by these to order a custom Pen and Ink drawing of a little one in your life? Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

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IN THE GALLERY ROOM: Portraits reminiscent of those vintage images of sleeping infants, or children in high chairs originally rendered as Good Housekeeping covers. The type of drawing you could imagine of your own children or grandchildren, surely.

But also…

Choose one of these as the warming art I envision on the wall of a baby’s or young child’s rooma bright face so like their own to greet them in the mornings and maybe be the last thing they see before they close their eyes to slumber…
Add a charming illustration on the wall by your child’s high chair
Find a unique baby shower, welcome baby, birthday or Christmas gift
Custom order a child’s portrait hand-drawn from your photo

Little child walking on beach

“When you are beside me”

Original 11×14

11×14  Print – $85

9×12 Print – $50

Mini Print (5×7) – $25

Like a touch of color?  Just ask!  🙂  

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Baby and Dog in Tub

“Puppy Love”

Original 11×14

11×14  Print – $85

9×12 Print – $50

Mini Print (5×7) – $25

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Baby in Crib

Lullaby

Sleep, my child, and peace attend thee,
All through the night
Guardian angels God will send thee,
All through the night
Soft the drowsy hours are creeping,
Hill and dale in slumber sleeping
I my loved ones’ watch am keeping,
All through the night…

9×12 Print – $50

Mini Print (5×7) – $25

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Little Girl with Bear

“Busy Little Mama”

Original 11×14

11×14  Print – $85

9×12 Print – $50

Mini Print (5×7) – $25

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Little Aviator

“Tired Little Aviator”

Original 11×14

11×14  Print – $85

9×12 Print – $50

Mini Print (5×7) – $25

Like a touch of color?  Just ask!  🙂  Little Aviator with color

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Baby Kiss

“The first time ever I saw your face…”

Original 11×14

11×14  Print – $85

9×12 Print – $50

Mini Print (5×7) – $25

Also available with color added:

Baby Kiss Color

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Little Boy in Plaid shirt-gorgeous eyes“I Touch the Clouds, Mama!”

9×12 Original

9×12 Print $50

Mini Print (5×7) – $25

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Baby with Bonnett

“In My Eyelet Bonnet”

9×12 Original

9×12 Print $50

Mini Print (5×7) – $25

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New Born-Pretty Bonnett

“Baby Love Needs No Words”

CHRISTENING DAY

9×12 Original

9×12 Print $50

Mini Print (5×7) – $25

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Jackson wo words

“Jack”

pen and ink with graphite pencil

Original $95- Sold

9×12 print available – $50

.Sammy wo words

 “Sam”

pen and ink with graphite pencil

Original $95- Sold

9×12 print available – $50

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“Baby Face”

pen and ink

Original $80 – Sold

8×8 print available – $40  (ask about note cards too)

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 “Breakfast Nook”

pen and ink with graphite pencil

Original $95 – Sold

9×12 print available – $50

Moira with Baby mime words

 “Baby of Mine”

pen and ink

Original $95 – Sold

9×12 print available – $50

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Molly without words

“Good Morning, Sunshine!”

pen and ink

Original $95 – Sold

9×12 print available – $50

.Love the ‘Gerber Baby ‘quality of this little face!

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Just a note... Although the computer scans of my hand-drawn originals sometimes alter the look or appear to slightly tint here –  they truly are black and white on a white background. I use pen and ink, with a bit of graphite pencil for these…

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Quaint Shops, Sidewalk Cafes and Other Business Architecture

© Pam Depoyan… See something here you’d enjoy buying as a print? Inspired to order a custom Pen and Ink drawing specific to your life? Contact me at pam.depoyan@gmail.com

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IN THE GALLERY ROOM:  Quaint bookshops and cafes inside and out.  Old-fashioned ice cream parlors.  Children’s Clothing shops housed in storybook homes.  Just a sample of what you’ll find here…  with more to come!

  • Cozy up a homeschooling room, living room,  or your own cafe nook with these prints
  • Gift to a friend who enjoys quaint charm
  • Order in note card size to use as invites for coffee and tea or ice cream dates with a friend
  • Commission a drawing of a fun or quaint charmer you have special memories of in your area!  Or maybe someplace you’ve visited on holiday, or an old time diner, retro fire station where you know someone who works there, some business place with architecture that has meaning for you …

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“1970’s Shops in a Midwest Town”

Original 9×12 – in a private collection

9×12 print – $45

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  Georgie’s Cottage Shoppe,  In Primrose Time

Original 11×14 –  $175

11×14 Print – $85

9×12 Print – $50

miniature print – $25

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 Christmas at Georgie’s

11×14 Original -$175

11×14 print – $85

9×12 print – $50

miniature print – $25

Yellow Victorian Shop

Yellow Victorian Shoppes at the Village Corner

Original 14×17 –  $280

12×17 Print – $135

11×14 Print – $85

9×12 Print – $50

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Cozy corner inside a local bookshop

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summer cafe outside same bookshop

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an old-fashioned ice cream parlor

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A children’s clothing store

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A home over an antique shop

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