In college, I began to draw memorial portraits for friends and family who had lost loved ones. For me, this was a way to express my sympathy for their loss, especially when I felt that words were not enough. As I witnessed people’s reactions to my drawings over the years, I began to understand the significance of memorial portraits. I realized that these drawings helped to preserve a person’s memory in a way that a simple photograph could not. Eventually, I decided that it wasn’t fair to only offer drawings to friends and family, so I created J.Gordon Memorial Portraits with the hope that my drawings might help others preserve the loving memories of those who have gone before us.
Here are some examples of my work: