A portrait painting can be commissioned for a special landmark birthday present for a friend or family member, to remember a loved one or for a portrait from a special life event.
It's a simple process of emailing some professional photos for me to use as reference and then we can discuss the process in detail. I'll create your personalized portrait painting or drawing, emailing you during the work in progress for your input and approval. Once complete it will be shipped safely to you in 4-5 days via courier.
My life has revolved around art. As an artist, professional illustrator and as a designer for 30 years and longer. I first began selling my drawings as an enthusiastic 6 year old outside my home, sitting at a small table and chair with my paper and crayons to motorists passing by who chose to give me a career break! I believe that my inherent love for art began in those very early days! I knew already what I wanted to be when I was a grown up!
At college, drawing and painting were my forte and when I started my business in 1989 I focused on illustration and TV storyboards for advertising agencies between 1988-2000 (I was a professional visualizer and storyboard artist). My scope of work then evolved to graphic and web design.
In 2008 I decided to paint portraits and focus on a realistic style inspired by the old Dutch masters. This is where my inspiration and passion can be found and which brings me much joy and fulfilment.
I have painted some very large colourful abstract paintings but my love and passion is painting realistic portraits where I get really immersed and quite emotionally connected and drawn in to the person that I am painting. I get completely absorbed and 'in the flow'!
What an exceptional talent you have! My daughter was so happy with her Christmas gift and loves her portrait. The absolutely stunning portrait of Melanie is now framed on my living room wall. We have received so many compliments for your painting, we can't even count them.
The whole process was very simple, from selecting the professional photo to the DHL delivery of the painting to my house. I really appreciated that you involved me throughout the work in progress, both the drawing and the painting. I'm definitely recommending your work to everyone. I am excited to soon be getting another of your paintings!
Thank you so much!!