Oregon Coast Portraits

David Poole of Oregon Coast Portraits has been proudly sketching both kids and adults with expertise since 1986, capturing the essence of the person or persons whom he is sketching.

David Poole

Since 1986, David Poole has been sketching portraits in Seaside, Oregon. He works year round in colored pencil, chalk, and oil pastel which are his preferred mediums. He finds these mediums best capture the essence of what he is trying to communicate in each and every portrait he does.

Occasionally he is called upon to do animal portraits,  They are usually done from photos as he is sensitive to the amount of detail that he requires to complete a sketch.  He feels all subjects show some sort of drama that can be told in a painting or drawing.

David is a graduate of the University of Oregon, with a B.S. 1973 in fine and applied arts.  After tackling various other artistic endeavors he settled into portraits in the mid 80's and loves every single  minute of it.

Sit Down Portraits at the Carousel Mall

Take a look at our services

David Poole is located in the Seaside Carousel Mall for walk in or appointment every day but Wednsday. From photograph his price is $35 per person. Matting costs $15. His prices for sit down portraits are:

Side View Profile Cartoons

$ 16/person
profile cartoons in black & white. Two people for $29.

Full Face Cartoons

$ 20/person
 for full face cartoon in black &  white. Two people for $36.

    Black & White Portraits

    $ 28/person
    for portraits in black & white. Two people for $49. 

    Color Portraits

    $ 45/person
    for color portraits. Two people for $80.

      Portraits From Photographs

      Contact David Poole to get a quote for your picture from photograph. We offer Shipping as well.

      Holiday Windows

      For the hollidays, Window Themes are a nice distraction from David's portrait side of work. Call for Window Prices!

      Come let us create a serious or funny masterpiece of you, family or friends, either in a live sitting or from photographs. Then take home your nicely framed masterpiece or have us ship it to you!

      Our clients’ testimonials

      David drew my 6 month old daughter, it was perfect. It looks exactly like her. 

      My grandpa and I used to sit and watch David draw everyday that we were here in August. I finally got a picture done by him! 

      Thank you!!!

      Dave created beautiful pictures of my children. First in 2000 with my now 24 year old and later again with our now 12 year old in 2009! Thank you, Dave for creating memories from the beach that will last forever!

      I'm so happy with my son's portrait. It captured his personality so well. David kept him laughing the whole time and made it possible for a little boy who typically has problems sitting still for 30 seconds still for 30 minutes! We will be back the next time we're in town.

      Contact Us 

      To get a quote by contacting the artist:

      Call our Business Phone: 503-717-9539 or Cell: 503-440-0445.
      By Email:
      Or by Facebook Messanger at the Image to the right!

      "Every Artist has something they want to say, and I say it with portraits and watercolors.  Those areas have so much potential growth for me, I get energized just anticipating the next day's work."