Special Delivery

Special Delivery

“Special Delivery” is a pencil drawing by artist Nicholas Santoleri.
Also available as an open edition, hand signed print, reproduced from the original pencil drawing.

Special Delivery - Pencil Drawing by Nick Santoleri
“Special Delivery” Pencil Drawing by Nick Santoleri

Nick was inspired by the birth of his ninth grandchild. The idea of this drawing came from a smaller drawing created by Nick in previous work, “Dolphin Watchers” (2000). Children on the rocks mesmerized by a happening outside of their grasp. Santoleri, the father of five daughters, has drawn two of his children (on left) watching the stork delivering the sister’s child. The young girl on the left is Katie (1981-1992) his late daughter watching the delivery and also watching over her baby sister, Laura (to her right). Since chronological time does not matter to Santoleri in this drawing. The boy to the right of Laura is her son Raymond, projected in the future.  The boy or old man to the right of him is Nick as a little boy and as an old man, being watched over by Katie again on the far right.  

What inspired Santoleri to create this drawing:

“This is why I draw, to convey what I can not in mere words alone. When our children were young, we hung their school pictures on the wall going up the steps. Each year we would update four of the five pictures. Soon Katie (our middle child) became the youngest girl on the wall. That was such a strange time period for all of us.  Sometimes I do believe that Katie watches over her sisters and their children.” N. P. Santoleri

The original pencil drawing was reproduced on acid free, 100 lb. fine art paper. These reproductions, individually hand signed by the artist, may be matted in a standard size mat opening and therefore a standard size frame (framing information).

Slide show on producing this drawing and subsequent fine art print:

  • Special Delivery pencil drawing by Santoleri in progress 01
    Special Delivery pencil drawing by Santoleri in progress 01

  • The image size of the original pencil drawing is 10.5 x 13.5 inches.
  • The original pencil drawing was created in 2016.
  • The print image size is 9.75 x 13 inches.
  • Each print is hand signed, in pencil, by the artist.
Artwork Status Price Purchase
Original Pencil Drawing "Special Delivery" Available One of a kind, original pencil drawing professionally framed and matted. $2,250
Open Edition Print - 9.75 x 13 Inches Hand signed in pencil by the Artist. Available $40
One Pack of Note Cards (5″ x 7″) 10 Note Cards Packaged with 10 Envelopes. Available $20

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Also See:


Nicholas Santoleri ~ Artist      Pine Ridge Productions, Inc.
1515 West Chester Pike Unit A-6, West Chester, PA 19382
In Historic Chester County, Pennsylvania