(805) 963-0439 | Toll-Free (800) 876-6425 LA / NY / UK

Book Cover Portrait

Cover portrait illustration for a romantic historical novel of a beautiful young woman in costume.

© Thom Buchanan

Goodall Portrait

Montage mixed media portrait of Jane Goodall, older woman with her scientific interest of apes, used in a museum book for education project.

© Thom Buchanan

© Thom Buchanan

Gold Panner

Visitor center exhibit graphic of historical old mountain man gold miner.

© Thom Buchanan

Fairie Maiden

Pastel mixed-media portrait profile of a beautiful woman with flowers, Renaissance costumed character for a book cover concept.

© Thom Buchanan


Charcoal and crayon drawing of Georgia O'keefe for a promotional poster.

© Thom Buchanan

Sports Portrait

Charcoal portrait of male sports celebrity for use in print and TV ads for Nike.

© Thom Buchanan

Dalton Trumbo

Charcoal conceptual portrait drawing sketch of a sitting man for a corporate sponsor of a film festival tribute.

© Thom Buchanan

Pastel Portrait of Spike Lee

Pastel portrait for use in promotional media

© Thom Buchanan

Hal Holbrook Portrait

Charcoal/mixed media portrait of an older man Hollywood actor for a celebrity tribute event at a film festival

© Thom Buchanan

DI #30

Page 295

DI #28

Page 265

Thom Buchanan

Represented by

Rhyne Represents
2443 S University Blvd
Denver, CO 80210
United States


Thom Buchanan was trained as a combat artist in the Army and as an illustrator in a busy production studio, learning to be deadline efficient and quality effective, even while under fire, literally and figuratively. He has over 35 years experience as an artist and design professional—working with every artistic medium, for all communications media, creating commissioned portraits, illustrations, murals and fine art, world-wide. Nearly every imaginable subject has crossed his drawing table, but rendering people studies is a specialty of his. His pastel and charcoal portrait studies are celebrations of human dignity. He likes to be part of a professional creative team and loves the creative process of something great emerging from an ephemeral idea. Thom says, “I consider myself a ‘pictorialist’—a visual communications problem solver.”


Acrylic, Black & White, Charcoal, Colored Pencil, Comps, Conceptual, Design, Figurative, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Montage, Pastel, Realism, Stylized, Watercolor, Floral, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment


Action, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Celebrities, Character Development, Corporate, Editorial, Education, Fantasy, Historical, Industrial, Leisure, People, Portrait, Romance, Science, Sports, Americana, Feminine, Masculine, Ethnic, Edgy