Graphite Pencil Artist – Portraits, Commissioned Art, Celebrity Art 

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Who is the “graphite pencil artist” John D. Herz?

For the first 58 years of my life I had no clue I had any real artistic talent, though I always liked to draw. I doodled mostly and from time to time tried my hand at some serious drawing, but I never believed I had the skills to be an “artist.” On my 58th birthday my better half, Nancy, took me to an art store and as a gift bought me what I needed to get started drawing again, since I hadn’t drawn in years. And this is where the fun began.

Please Enjoy The Video To Your Right and Witness An Artists Rediscovery.

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Latest Works
Honoring Samuel Ashbow
Drawing completed for the Mohegan Tribe honoring the first Native American, a Mohegan, to die fighting in the Revolutionary War.
Drawn for the Mohegan  Tribe
Wrapped Up | 32″ x 40″
A different style – graphite, black and white charcoal on grey board
Wrapped Up
Capture Your Memories & Turn Them Into Heirlooms

John can complete a custom portrait of you, your family, pet or prized possessions.  His work is an incredible gift or keepsake for you to cherish.

Commission Portrait

Children Portraits

Email John to capture your moment

Portraits of the Stars
Major League Baseball Star and Apprentice TV Show Celebrity

Celebrity Apprentice

“Presenting Tony Orlando Portrait” 
This is a portrait of Tony Orlando I presented to him for his 50th anniversary in show biz.
Latest Artwork
Maynard Strickland – Retired Mohegan Tribal Council and his surprise portrait for his birthday. Maynard

Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady
This portrait turned out to be a true touchdown!

Tom Brady
Tom Brady Portrait

Sharing Art Stories with Leroy Neiman   I had a once in a lifetime experience, meeting Leroy Neiman several months before he passed. I admired him most of my life and soaked up the opportunity to get personal advice as he thumbed through my pencil drawings. He said, “John, you are very talented, don’t change a thing, just keep drawing”.P1040576P1040581