Specializing in Portraits of People and Pets


Phone: 858.217-6186  ·  E-mail: Loisgoodman23@yahoo.comLoisgoodm@gmail.com
Commissions accepted


One of my greatest joys is making ordinary photos into heirloom portraits of people and pets using just graphite (pencil) and ink. I treat every commission with love and take pride in bringing out the personality of the subject. My portraits are drawn with sensitivity and attention to detail.

Black and white “speaks” to me. Drawing is a passion and has given my life a new direction.  I am thrilled to have found this art medium. 

I was a Fine Art minor as an undergraduate at Hofstra University but did little with my art until I retired. I studied Portrait Photography under the master of portrait photography, Oscar White, author of “Portrait Photography” and photographer of such greats as Eleanor Roosevelt, President Eisenhower. These studies enhanced my ability to photograph and compose a picture. I can both photograph and draw my subjects. 

I studied graphite drawing under Sandra Angelo and later, Helen Wilson. My drawings have won First Place and Best in Category. People’s Choice and First Place-Graphite were awarded at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, CA.  My work has been selected for exhibition at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, Escondido, CA, and the San Diego County Fair, Del Mar, CA. 




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 Lois GoodmanSan Diego, CA858/217-6186