Hailing from Cleveland Ohio, Van Wentz is a gifted illustrator and portraitist whose work is respected for being full of presence, passion and perspective. He uses graphite pencils to produce the appearance and feel of both old Hollywood film and rich monochrome photography, pushing artistic boundaries. With his methodical and systematic creative process, Van Wentz has mastered this approach, putting him in a class of his own.

His free-hand drawings, which are typically 22x30", are a great blend of realism, trademark soft tones, remarkable details, and textures. Each subject has been well studied and approached carefully. As a result, each work is really unique. His art is a remarkable addition to any collection, and his exhibits an experience to witness.

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