Richard Vier
Richard Vier


About Me

"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."
-William Faulkner

This is an accurate summarization of what I hope to accomplish, to capture life on paper. It is my firm belief that no other medium can surmount that the way that graphite does. Every subtle line and stroke adds character, expression, and soul to a picture. I will not draw a portrait for you, instead I wish to deliver a means therewith to reflect and remember the ones you love.

I am a graphite portrait artist currently residing in Ogden, UT.


Commission rates will vary depending on individual circumstances and a quote will be provided before any payment is expected. All portraits are drawn on archival safe paper.

Base prices are as follows:
8x10 - $150
9x12 - $200
12x18 - $250
16x20 - $325
18x24 - $450


I am starting a blog for, and about, my portraits. Here you will find images of portraits as they are drawn, as well as my thoughts and reflections on the art presented.
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