Fine art portraits stir our emotions in ways that other pictures cannot. To create his meticulous drawings, Jim Ringley spends dozens of hours building multiple layers of subtle shading by hand. The time spent is evident in the finished work. Ringley says, "To capture a child's personality and bring it to life on paper is always rewarding, but I know I'm creating a family heirloom, too. I think about future generations, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the person I'm drawing. In a hundred or two hundred years this art will be theirs and I want them to enjoy it then as much as we do today."

"I know I'm creating a family heirloom...."