Heart Portraits and Sketches: Intuitive Art Readings

Heart Portraits and Heart Sketches are heart drawings that offer insights into the state of one’s heart and life. The colors, textures, and forms of each heart portrait give information about a person, the relationships, joys and pains, the energy within, and/or the context surrounding the person.

The Backstory

“How long have you been tuning into people’s hearts?” she asked when I gave her a drawing of her heart.

I had been drawing hearts for several years. Most of the time, the drawings reflected the stirrings of my own heart, other times they showed how I saw the heart of the world. And sometimes, without the realizing I was even doing it, I was drawing reflections of other people’s hearts. 

Two days after her question, I wrote in my journal, “I would like to draw people’s hearts.”  Since then the images have been flooding in, at first for people I know; then, after reaching out to people in my networks, I began drawing for people I don't know. Vivid pictures, each unique, a snapshot of a heart at a point in time. I'd share each new image with the person and also share the insights learned through the process of creation and from the image itself. “Does that resonate? Does this feel true?” I ask. The answer, each time, has been yes, and yes, and yes . . . 

Very quickly, I realized: This is my work. I am called to tune into people’s hearts, to draw the image that emerges, and to share the insights. It is an intuitive process, a sacred process; it is an honor.

Having our hearts seen is healing.

How Heart Portraits Work

When you commission a heart portrait, you are agreeing to allow me to tune in to your heart for a time, and to interpret what I discover through drawing. 

The tuning in is not a process that requires communication or information- in fact, beyond your name, less information is better.

After creating the portrait, I provide a description to accompany the drawing, explaining the insights gained from the process. Creating and interpreting a heart portrait takes 2-3 hours over 2 days.

When we meet in person or remotely, I share what your portrait reveals about the current state of your heart and life and also give you time to reflect and ask questions. You receive both the original 5" x 7" drawing and the written interpretation.

Because people’s hearts are so beautiful, I share heart portrait photos on social media. I do not share personal details about you or the interpretation, but you are welcome to share.

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How Heart Sketches Work

When you commission a heart sketch, you are agreeing to allow me to tune in to your heart in your presence for a 20-minute period, and to interpret what I discover through drawing. 

During our appointment, I will share insights as they come. This may happen as I am drawing, as I am applying water (I use a combination of pencils and watercolor pencils), or after I have completed the drawing. You are welcome to ask questions as I work.

I do not provide a written description to accompany heart sketches, and you are invited and encouraged to take notes as we speak. You will receive the original 4" x 6" drawing to take with you.

Because people’s hearts are so beautiful, I share heart sketch photos on social media. I love to take photos of clients and their sketches. I do not post photos of you without your permission. I do not share personal details about clients or insights from the portrait. You are welcome to share anything you’d like from the experience.

Are you interested in bringing the heart sketch experience to a small group you belong to? I am available to come to your event to create heart sketches for 4 to 8 people. Contact me below to discuss options.



"It was so empowering to receive Cory’s validation both in tangible form and over the phone in a session...

I have worked with sensitive and gifted healers and psychics in different capacities for the past 10 + years and I experience regular doses of magic and mystery in my private practice. The point being: it takes a lot to impress me these days. Cory floored me with her heart drawing and reading. It was so empowering to receive Cory’s validation both in tangible form and over the phone in a session. Hers is the kinds of gift that is very rare and doesn’t easily come by. Embrace the opportunity with open arms should you get the chance.”

Loraine Van Tuyl, The Sacred Healing Well, San Francisco Bay, CA


"The experience of having my intuitive heart portrait drawn and interpreted by Cory was incredibly affirming and powerful...

She touched on things very deep within me - the deepest influences of my greatest joys and greatest pains - my connection to the earth and to spirit, my ability to be grounded and open my heart, my rich, beautiful relationships -  and my tendency to open too much, allowing myself to be unnecessarily affected by negative energies too easily.  She was able to depict and interpret symptoms of a debilitating anxiety disorder that I’ve dealt with on and off for the past 10 years.  This was what impressed me the most, as it’s something I very rarely talk about with anyone.  She has a very beautiful, rare, special, incredible gift!”

Emily Smith, Louisville, KY